14 décembre 2020

Rare Works of Persian Blue and White Ceramics from the Hossein Afshar Collection on View Together for the First Time

Dish, Persian, Timurid or early Safavid, second half of 15th century, stonepaste; painted in blue on white slip under transparent glaze, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. HOUSTON—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, tells the story of the enduring, worldwide appeal of blue and white ceramics through the exhibition Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond. This exhibition brings together 74 works, including selections from the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2018

A very rare polychrome painted 'Cizhou' bowl with fish, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 4. A very rare polychrome painted 'Cizhou' bowl with fish, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 17.6cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 49,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 with softly rounded sides and a low splayed foot, covered with a rich layer of white slip and a glossy transparent glaze, the interior freely painted with a carp in bright iron-red enamel in front of a lotus flower with red bloom and green leaf and further green water weeds, surrounded by red and green bands, the red... [Lire la suite]