09 mai 2015

An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 14. An archaic bronze mirror, Tang dynasty;  5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP (4,070 - 5,426 EUR). Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's divided into six lobes, the front cast with mythical beasts and phoenix amongst floral scrolls; together with a bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and a bronze bell, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes.Quantité: 6. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2015

Five magatama, Japan, Kofun period from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

Two magatama, Japan, Kofun period (250-538). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. one of glass or jade-simulant, comma-shaped form, the other of jade, modelled as a crescent-shaped bead with a serrated edge, carved with lappets arranged in a semicircle, each pierced with an aperture at one end, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 4. The largest: 8cm., 3 1/8 in. Provenance: One (left): Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Exhibition:One (left): Tokubetu... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2015

Korean blue glass, Silla dynasty from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

  A blue glass cup, possibly Korea, Silla dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the deep flaring sides rising from a splayed foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the exterior with raised circular bosses, Japanese wood box; together with a blue glass sprinkler, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 5 - 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Exhibition: Cup: Exhibition of Eastern... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2015

Jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

Lot 13. A study group of jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty. The largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in.. Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR). Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. comprising: a jade cicada and two glass cicadas; together with a glass dragon ornament, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 7.  Provenance: The jade and glass cicadas: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Exhibition: The jade and glass cicadas: Tokubetu... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2015

A fine 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty

A fine 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with flaring sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze stopping neatly at the foot revealing the grey body, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 8.8cm., 3 3/8 in. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00 AM
19 avril 2015

A stoneware inkstone, Six Dynasties (AD 220-589)

  A stoneware inkstone, Six Dynasties (AD 220-589). Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top pierced with a crescent-shaped opening to the flat well, the sides covered in a clear greyish-blue glaze, Japanese wood box; together with an iron-splashed celadon bowl, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420), Japanese wood box. Quantité: 4 - 7.7cm., 3in. Exhibition: Iron-splashed celadon bowl:Tokubetsu tenji inki: hai,... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2015

An incised sancai jar and cover, Liao dynasty

An incised sancai jar and cover, Liao dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (4,070 - 6,783 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a wide tapering neck, the exterior incised with stylised flower heads amongst broad leaves, applied with a splashed green and ochre-yellow glaze, the stepped domed cover surmounted by a circular knop, Japanese wood box; together with a similarly glazed dish decorated with a rabbit, Song-Jin dynasty, and a... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 46. A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 13.5cm., 5 3/5 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Lot sold 6,875 GBP Photo courtesy Sotheby's. he pear-shaped body rising from a tapering foot to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the exterior painted with panels enclosing stylised floral sprays, all below a wide band of further floral sprays, Japanese wood box; together with a Zhangzhou polychrome-decorated bottle vase, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty

Lot 41. A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty;  17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck with lipped rim, boldly painted with a wide band of floral scroll, the neck with overlapping lotus lappets and a criss-cross band, all divided by double lines, covered overall in a rich turquoise glaze, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

An aubergine-ground yellow and cobalt-blue enamelled ‘Dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period

Lot 40. An aubergine-ground yellow and cobalt-blue enamelled ‘Dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566);  14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP (27,130 - 33,913 EUR). Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior incised and decorated with two yellow-enamelled five-clawed dragons pacing amongst clouds above a lappet band, the interior similarly decorated in cobalt-blue enamels with a... [Lire la suite]