25 juillet 2016

A blue-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 22. A blue-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The compressed globular bowl with molded rim is covered on the exterior with a dark blue glaze that falls short of the flared foot. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) diam. Degradation to the glaze - a few chips to the buff body and foot rim - minutes nicks and expected surface wear - slightly warped, as can be expected. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 4,000 Provenance: Christie's London, 6 June 1988, lot 55.. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2016

Bronze mirrors, Han dynasty & Tang dynasty at Bonhams, San Francisco, 29 june 2016

Lot 9182. A group of four early bronze mirrors, Han dynasty. Estimate USD 500 ~ 700. Sold for US$ 1,000 (€903). Photo: Bonhams. Three with a wide, canted edge enclosing a small saw-tooth band under four abstract cloud patterns and emerging birds separated by raised bosses under a central pierced knob; the fourth larger mirror with a wide canted rim centered on a continuous arc design under a band of whorl patterns, all mirrors with varying degrees of patination. 4 3/4, 3 1/2, 3 and 3in (12.1, 8.8,... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 3)

Greenware bowl with animal masks, Yue kiln-sites, 4th century AD, Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316) - Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) - Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589); stoneware, with incised, impressed, and applied decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 5.8 cm (height), 16.5 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.233. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware saucer dish with lotus leaves, Yue... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 2)

Greenware guan, or jar, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 8th century-early 9th century, Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907); stoneware, with green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 6.8 cm (height), 10.2 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.273. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware vase, or hu, with loop handles, Yue kiln-sites, late 5th century-early 6th century AD; stoneware, with impressed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim;... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2016

A straw glazed stoneware ovoid jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 9336. A straw glazed stoneware ovoid jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams. Molded with a flared rim to the waisted neck and body of inverted pear form finished with a flat base, the pale celadon-tinged glaze applied over a white slip, both terminating unevenly on the inside edge of the neck and the middle body the buff clay fabric exposed below (glaze degraded from burial). 12 3/4in (32.5cm) high The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd.... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2016

A straw glazed stoneware jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 9335. A straw glazed stoneware jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,400 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Potted with an everted rim to the waisted neck on a full body of compressed ovoid form tapering sharply inward to the flat base, the celadon-tinged glaze applied over a white slip, both stopping unevenly to exposed the buff fabric visible on the lower body (repaired and repainted). 10 1/4in (26cm) high Provenance: purchased in Hong Kong in 1999 Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2016

A glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 9334. A glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 800 - 1,000 (€730 - 910). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with incised lines below the exterior rim and a raised string band above the junction of the body to the three curved feet, the straw colored glaze covering most surfaces with splashes of leaf green applied to the interior and exterior walls (chips, feet repaired). 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high Note: This censer originally was offered in Butterfield & Butterfield sale 6977O, 5 & 6... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2016

Miroir en bronze, Chine, dynastie Tang (618-907 Av.JC.)

Lot 360. Miroir en bronze, Chine, dynastie Tang (618-907 Av.JC.). Estimate €6,000 - €8,000 ($6,806 - $9,075). Price Realized €7,500 ($8,463). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The lobed mirror is finely cast in relief with two figures flanking the central boss, with Confucius holding a staff on the left and the hermit Rong Qiqi possibly holding a sword and clad in a deerskin on the right, with an inscription, Rong Qiqi wenyueda Kongfuzi in a panel above and a willow tree below. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

A lobed rim parcel-gilt bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 8155. A lobed rim parcel-gilt bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. The eight-side lobed rim mirror with four raised and gilt lobed cartouches composed of foliate scrolls and each containing a bird perched on a flower, all within a band of regularly spaced flower heads, the underside polished with some verdigris. 4 1/2in (11.5cm) wide Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 12:00 PDT, SAN... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

A pair of green-glazed pottery cups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 742. A pair of green-glazed pottery cups, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. with slightly everted sides, supported on a slightly concave splayed foot, incised with a double fillet encircling the exterior and applied unevenly to the upper register and the interior with a translucent green glaze, wood stands; 9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-80).Sotheby's London, 16th December... [Lire la suite]