28 février 2015

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the first from the Han Dynasty, cast around the central knob with dragons emerging from clouds, the inscription written in lishu (Han clerical script) style; the second, Tang Dynasty, cast with four mythical beasts chasing each other, the inscription written in kaishu (Tang standard script). Diameter of larger 5 1/2  in., 14 cm ... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2015

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty. Estimation  70,000 — 90,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast in relief with two phoenix standing on lotus flowers flanking a pierced central knob, with long tasseled cords trailing up from their beaks, holding a banner with the X-sign, below is a flower and another banner with the character chun (spring), along the rim an inscription in kaishu-style  - Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty

A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising from a short splayed foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a short neck with lipped rim, the stoneware body covered overall with a dark brown glaze, the shoulders with three large uneven splashes of mottled milky blue, the glaze ending in an uneven line short of the base, the domed cover with flaring rim and bud-form finial (2). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm ... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty

A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. he rounded sides divided into four lobes with vertical notches, surmounted by a short neck with a lipped rim, covered inside and out with a pale grayish-green glaze save for the footrim. Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm Sotheby's. Song Tradition: Early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection. New York, 17 mars 2015, 11:00 AM
25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, applied on the shoulder with a short polygonal spout and a curved triple-stranded handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with three relief-molded leaf-shaped appliques enclosing grapevines, each splashed in brown and covered with a milky greenish glaze. Height 9 3/8  in., 24 cm Literature:... [Lire la suite]


25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, divided into four lobes, set to one side with a short polygonal spout and to the other with a double-stranded loop handle, freely painted with a deer among grasses and plants in underglaze copper-green and iron-brown, covered overall with a yellowish-green glaze stopping short of the foot to reveal the buff... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty

A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a short flaring foot, the compressed globular body surmounted by a long neck and a flat everted rim, the grayish body covered in a transparent glaze tinged with green and suffused with crackles over the white slip, pooling in the recesses and stopping irregularly above the foot. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm Notes: See a related vase, of similar size and shape, in the National Museum of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty

A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a flat base to broad rounded shoulders and surmounted by a short upright neck with wide rolled mouthrim, applied inside and out with a layer of whitish-gray slip and under a transparent glaze, the base unglazed revealing the white body, the domed cover similarly glazed, set with a bud-shaped finial, stand (3). Height 12 5/8  in., 32 cm Notes: It is rare to find a jar and cover of this... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

A silvered and gilt bronze horse harness ornament, xingye, Tang dynasty

A silvered and gilt bronze horse harness ornament, xingye, Tang dynasty. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. Finely cast in the shape of an apricot leaf, with scrolling, fluted, petal-like borders enclosing a central cartouche depicting a muscular horse, the steed's form silvered, its mane fluttering in the wind, galloping through the sky above a three-peaked mountain surrounded by crashing waves, all on a delicately crenulated ground, the ornament bearing a loop for suspension from a... [Lire la suite]


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