31 août 2018

A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty, early 11th century

Lot 1308. A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty, early 11th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted body rises from the slightly spreading foot to the lipped rim, and is covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of sea-green color shading to brownish green. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 23 September 2004. Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved and incised decoration. H. 5.1 cm (2 in.); diam. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.). Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1926.297. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2013

Two Square Mirrors, China, Liao dynasty (907-1125) of Cleveland Museum of Art

Square Mirror with Floral and Coin Motifs, early 10th Century - early 12th Century. China, Liao dynasty (907-1125) - Song dynasty (960-1279), bronze, Overall - h:0.50 w:10.50 l:10.50 cm (h:3/16 w:4 1/8 l:4 1/8 inches) Wt: 100.5 g Rim - h:0.25 cm (h:1/16 inches). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.371 © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art. Square Mirror with Wan Symbol, early 11th century, China, Liao dynasty (907-1125), Taiping period (1020-1030), bronze, Overall - h:0.90 w:12.50 l:12.50 cm... [Lire la suite]