09 novembre 2019

A café-au-lait glazed bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 168. A café-au-lait glazed bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 12.5 cm, 4⅞ in. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall, in a café-au-lait glaze of a rich toffee-brown colour, the glaze thinning to white at the rim, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: Formerly in a private French collection (by repute). ... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2019

A lemon-yellow glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 163. A lemon-yellow glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 11.1 cm, 4⅜ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior covered in a bright lemon-yellow glaze of even tone with an orange-peel texture, the interior and base with a transparent glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2019

A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 699. A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 5 3/8  in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the flaring sides rising to an upright, slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a rich sky-blue glaze boldly punctuated with a vivid scarlet-purple splash on the interior, the glaze draining to a pale mushroom tone at the rim and pooling above the neatly knife-pared foot, revealing the buff-orange body. ... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2019

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 696. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep sides rising to a shallow groove below the gently everted rim, covered overall with a black glaze suffused with fine russet striations,the warm orange amber tone concentrating around the rim trailing to fine lines towards the base, the glaze pooling above the foot revealing the dark brown stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A very rare late Ming iron-red and underglaze-blue bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-

Lot 1572. A very rare late Ming iron-red and underglaze-blue bowl, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1620); ½in. (11.5cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 319,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007 Finely painted to the exterior with eight galloping fabulous animals including dragon-headed carp, a lion, a tiger, an oxen, a deer, and a pair of horses to either side of a winged dragon-headed serpent, repeated on the interior as a... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1024. A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The shallow bowl has straight sides, and the interior is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with stripes of matte russet glaze, which pools in a line on the exterior where the body tapers towards the knife-cut foot. Property from the collection of Dr. Maurice Berger Provenance: The Falk Collection... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 723. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep sides flaring to an everted rim, the interior dappled lightly with pale russet fleckings against a rich brownish-black-glazed ground, boldly contrasting with the largely persimmon-toned exterior thinning to reveal the black-glaze ground around the rim and base, the glaze stopping neatly at the... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 701. A large purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. © Sotheby's. the steep, flaring sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall with a lustrous sky-blue glaze transmuting to pale lavender tones, the interior with a single crimson-tinged purple splash, the glaze thinning to a dark variegated brown at the rim and stopping neatly above the base revealing the buff-orange body. ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

Art Gallery of South Australia presents its most expansive display of Islamic art

Installation view: No god but God: The art of Islam, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019; photo: Saul Steed. ADELAIDE.- From 24 August 2019, the Art Gallery of South Australia will present its largest and most expansive collection display of Islamic art to date. Spanning the past twelve centuries and including pivotal works from across the globe, No god but God: The art of Islam dissects the intimate connection between faith and art in Islam across the ages. Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A fine pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1382. A fine pair of iron-red-decorated blue and white bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The deep rounded sides decorated on the exterior in iron-red with the bajixiangpositioned above a band of conjoined lotus scroll in underglaze blue, box. Provenance: Christie's Swire, Hong Kong, 31 October 1994, lot 607. Note: A bowl of the same decoration and size was... [Lire la suite]