05 septembre 2017

A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 1118. A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century, 8 ¾ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is covered with a dark brown glaze decorated with splashes of pale bluish cream color that highlight the three arrangements of floret appliques on the shoulder and the handle that rises to the pinched mouth rim. Provenance: IIn Hong Kong prior to 1996.Sotheby's New York, 22... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2017

Chinese Silver Gilt Lidded Tripod Vessel, Tang Dynasty, Late-7th-8th century C.E.

Chinese Silver Gilt Lidded Tripod Vessel, Tang Dynasty, Late-7th-8th century C.E. Silver gilt, H. 5.2 cm. © Miho Museum Bronze tripod vessels were originally used for rituals during the Shang ( 1500-1028 B.C.) and early Western Zhou (1027-771 B.C.) dynasties. By the Spring and Autumn period (771-476) such vessels, at times featuring lids, had become more utilitarian. During the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), some tripods began to feature purely decorative patterns, and by the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), tripod... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

History of Gold: Masterpieces from Shaanxi at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Among all kinds of ancient Chinese craftsmanship, goldworking techniques are less well-known. The research project "Ancient Chinese Gold Techniques" is a collaborative effort of Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shaanxi Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, and the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook, for the first time to use interdisciplinary research methods to reconstruct several major ancient... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2017

Three-color glazed vase with dragon handles and applied medallions, Tang Dynasty, 8th century

Three-color glazed vase with dragon handles and applied medallions, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. H. 47.4, mouth D. 11.4, bottom D. 10.0. Important Cultural Property. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG647 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
13 août 2017

Three-color glazed phoenix-head ewer with applied ornaments, Tang Dynasty, 8th century

Three-color glazed phoenix-head ewer with applied ornaments, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. H. 32.5, mouth D. 5.9, bottom D. 10.1. TG2172 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
13 août 2017

White stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Tang Dynasty, 7th century

White stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Tang Dynasty, 7th century. Overall H. 28.1, body D. 15.0, bottom D. 11.0. Important Cultural Property. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG645 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum.

13 août 2017

Three-color glazed jar with plum blossom design, Tang Dynasty, 8th century

Three-color glazed jar with plum blossom design, Tang Dynasty, 8th century. Overall H. 23.8, mouth D. 13.5, bottom D. 11.1. Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige, TG2417 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
01 août 2017

A white stoneware leys jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 207. A white stoneware leys jar, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 12.6cm, 5in. Estimate 1,500 - 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the robustly-potted compressed pear-shaped body rising from a short tapering foot to a widely flaring cup-shaped mouth with indented rim, covered overall with a white slip and clear ivory glaze. Exhibited: Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 368. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London,... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2017

A rare inscribed 'Xing' jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 213. A rare inscribed 'Xing' jar, Tang dynasty, 13.2cm, 5 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 24,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the baluster body rising from a flat base to a broad short waisted neck with rolled rim, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze, the base incised with the single character 'ying'. Exhibited: Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 363. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1955, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2017

A rare silver spherical incense burner, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 57. A rare silver spherical incense burner, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century, 4.3 cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 46,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprised of two reticulated hemispheres joined on one side by a hook and a hinge on the other side, the overall reticulated decoration of birds among scrolling vine on one half and flowering scrolls on the other half arranged into four symmetrical sections around a four-petalled flowerhead at the axis, the interior fitted with... [Lire la suite]
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