20 août 2022

Safavid black pottery jug with dragon-headed handle and spout, , Persia or Central Asia, Ca. 16th century AD

Lot 4. Safavid black pottery jug with dragon-headed handle and spout, Persia or Central Asia, Ca. 16th century AD; Size: L:110mm / W:140mm ; 400g. Estimate £600-£1,200. © Apollo Art Auctions A rare cast bronze jug of a globular body, resting on a flattened base, gently tapering from the mid-body to a short cylindrical neck with a flared rim. The curving spout ends in a dragon's head and the handle is in the form of a stylised dragon with an S-shaped body. Provenance: Private London collection of... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2022

A black pottery tripod vessel, Ding, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture, c. 4,300-2,400 B.C.

Lot 307. A black pottery tripod vessel, Ding, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture, c. 4,300-2,400 B.C.; w. 22 cm, h. 21 cm. Lot sold: 27,720 HKD (Estimate  20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. China- 5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 May 2022
21 décembre 2021

A black pottery dragon-handled cup, Yuan dynasty

Lot 355. A black pottery dragon-handled cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10.7 cm. Lot sold: 20,160 HKD (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Property from a European Private Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 30 November 2021
21 septembre 2021

A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 165. A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty; 9 1/8in (23.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,475). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The low-set ovoid body carved with two whorl-shaped reserves on each side and divided by two broad strap handles attached from the mouth rim and the body, bands of geometric patterns carved into the neck. Note: Many non-Han people lived in southwest China, even after the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. Unusually shaped amphorae, such as the present lot, may... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

An Early Black Pottery Beaker, Gu, Early Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 219. An Early Black Pottery Beaker, Gu, Early Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 10¼in. (26cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 7,050. © Christie's Image Limited Of tall slender form flaring toward the mouth rim and pedestal foot where three small curved tabs project from the rim, the lower body encircled by a grooved band, the black ware burnished and burnt to a brownish color on one side in the firing. Note: This vessel appears to be related to or is a... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 812. A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The lower body with combed texture, the mid body burnished below a crisscross band, both divided into five subtle lobes, the neck with burnished stripes separated by a median bow-string band, with a molded spoked medallion in the middle of the concave base, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2017

Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC)

Lot 2. Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC), 9 1/2 and 12 3/4 in., 24.1 and 32.4 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 10,200 USD. © Sotheby's. the first a ewer with a compressed globular body rising to a tall wasted neck pinched on one side for a spout opposite a large loop handle, all supported on a single splayed foot finished with a rope cord on the edge, the other a dou food vessel with a waisted tubular body rising to a wide cupped... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2017

Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC)

Lot 1. Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC), 12 1/2 and 10 1/2 in., 31.7 and 26.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 8,400 USD. © Sotheby's. one supported on three tall and thin incurving blade-like feet, rising to a hollow stem interrupted by a round bulb, and surmounted by a deep cup with a trumpet mouth, the burnished black surface further decorated with horizontal bands of diagonal lines and circles, the other... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 811. A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The lower body with combed texture, the mid body burnished below a crisscross border, both divided into five subtle lobes, the neck with burnished stripes separated by a median bow-string band, with a molded spoked medallion on the concave base, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2013

A rare black pottery cup, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 77. A rare black pottery cup, Song-Yuan dynasty. Length 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's well-potted, the shallow, rounded sides terminating in a narrow lipped rim and set to one side with a finely articulated makara-head form handle, supported on short tapered foot ring.  Note: Similar examples of this form are found in other materials such as the gold cup in Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold andSilver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Sweden:... [Lire la suite]
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