25 mars 2015

A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large plain silver ovoid ewer and a cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body tapering from the high shoulder to the spreading foot, and the neck flaring at the rim, with a curved, ribbed handle and curved, faceted spout, the domed cover with plain bud finial, the base inscribed with two characters, shou hao (receiving number) - 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high, box; 615 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The flat oval bowl incised with 'twin fish', and the handle of flattened, slightly tapering form, with traces of gilt remaining, mainly on the fish decoration - 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long, box; 51.5 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1990.  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV -... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A rare parcel-gilt silver reticulated basket-form vessel and cover, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $173,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Made for drying tea leaves, both the cylindrical vessel and domed cover chased in openwork with geese in flight amidst scrolling grapevine, the censer raised on four leaf-shaped feet, and with an arched handle attached by rings to two flower head loops on the sides, the cover with a border of geese in flight between clouds on a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silver lobed oval bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior engraved with a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground below the slightly everted rim, the plain interior with raised ribs outlining the lobes, raised on an oval foot pinched in the center and engraved with pendent leaf tips on a ring-punched ground;4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) wide, cloth box; 101 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $27,500  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides engraved with a band of flower scroll below a narrower band above, all reserved on ring-punched grounds and between saw-tooth borders above and below, the pedestal foot similarly decorated - 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter, box; 61 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides decorated with two animals alternating with two birds amidst a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground, the lower body and pedestal foot decorated with demi-florets reserved on a ring-punched ground, the decoration highlighted in gilding- 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diameter; 36 g; 36 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]


24 mars 2015

A large blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court official, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court official, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $18,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Shown standing on a rockwork base with hands clasped and hidden within his long sleeves, his outer robe worn over a long skirt and glazed amber with resist-splashed blue borders, with traces of pigment on his unglazed face and bird-decorated court hat - 27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A blue and sancai-glazed pottery pillow or wrist rest, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A blue and sancai-glazed pottery pillow or wrist rest, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $21,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Modeled in the form of a crouching beast supporting an oval top decorated in blue, amber and straw glazes with a geometric pattern, the base carved with an inscription - 5 ½ in. (13.9 cm.) long Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A Changsha brown-glazed jar, China, Tang dynasty, 9th century

A Changsha brown-glazed jar, China, Tang dynasty, 9th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sturdily potted body applied on the shoulder with two molded foliate appliques and with a pair of square, upright handles centered by 'a draped cloth,' covered overall with a white slip under a chestnut glaze ending above the flat base; 9 5/8 in. (24 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A teadust-glazed two-handled bottle, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A teadust-glazed two-handled bottle, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body and ribbed, bulbous neck joined by a pair of rope-twist handles, covered in a finely speckled brown glaze ending in an irregular line above the foot to expose the fine, buff ware; 9 ¾ in. (25.3 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1993. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH... [Lire la suite]


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