17 juillet 2021

An amber-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5076. An amber-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 32.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 60,480 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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27 février 2021

A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body and is covered in a glaze of rich crushed strawberry-red color. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Note: The shape of this vase is sometimes described as liuye zun, 'willow-leaf vase', owing to its... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2020

Chinese ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 24 June 2020

  Lot 839. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 1950. Collection of Dr Hugh Swire (d. 1976). Bonhams London, 7th November 2005, lot 6. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Lot 840. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 7½ in., 19 cm. Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2020

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 166. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising to a waisted neck supporting a cupped mouth with a rolled lip rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of dragon handles springing up from the shoulders and biting the rim of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a very pale straw white glaze pooling in the recesses.  Provenance: John Sparks... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2020

A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1165. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ovoid body is raised on a flat base, and the rounded shoulder is splash-glazed in amber, green and cream, exposing the buff ware of the unglazed lower body, while the reel-shaped neck is glazed amber, as are the two dragon-headed handles that bite the cup-shaped mouth. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2019

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection of Chinese Pottery at Christie's, 28 November - 5 December 2019

Lot 1. Two pottery jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 20 in. (50.9 cm.) high; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised: USD 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The first jar with a compressed globular body, is molded on the sides with a pair of mask and ring handles, covered overall with a green-streaked amber glaze; the second jar is molded in relief with a band of mythical beasts and equestrian figures amongst rocks and clouds, covered overall in a green... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2019

An Unusual Neolithic Red Pottery Amphora, Yangshao Culture, 4800-3600 B.C.

Lot 221. An Unusual Neolithic Red Pottery Amphora, Yangshao Culture, 4800-3600 B.C.; 21in. (53.4cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,462. © Christie's Image Limited The unusual waisted ovoid body tapering to a point at the bottom and decorated allover with bands of scoring of various width below the neck and broad everted rim. Note: It is unusual to find waisted amphoras of such robust proportions and with broad everted rims. Compare the waisted amphoras of more slender... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

The Sphinx takes center stage at Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA.- A 25,000-pound monument returned to the limelight, as the centerpiece of the new Sphinx Gallery at the Penn Museum.The colossal red granite Sphinx of Ramses II—history’s most well-known pharaoh who reigned in ancient Egypt for nearly 67 years and fathered more than 100 children—dates back to between 1293 and 1185 BCE. Excavated by the famous archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and his team, it is the largest sphinx in the Western hemisphere and has served as one of the City of... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A grey pottery vase, amphora, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 254. A grey pottery vase, amphora, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Height 16.8 cm, 6⅝ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold: 3,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the squared globular body moulded with four spirals, extending into broad flattened handles on the sides joining the shoulder with the lozenge-shaped rim. From the Estate of Sir Peter Moores. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
30 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics from a Japanese Private Collection at Sotheby's New York, 11 September 2019

Lot 526. A rare and large straw-glazed pottery amphora, Early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 1/2  in., 49.6 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck molded with four raised rings and an everted galleried rim applied on each side with a molded florette, further florettes applied to the shoulder, surmounted by two curved... [Lire la suite]