24 mars 2015

A rare chestnut-glazed pottery ewer, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

A rare chestnut-glazed pottery ewer, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body decorated with three small flower head appliques below the two bands of pendent leaf tips applied between the short spout and arched handle, the reel-shaped neck surmounted by an integral cover, all covered in a rich chestnut glaze, the ewer filled through a hole in the unglazed base - 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2015

A rare Junyao ewer, China, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

A rare Junyao ewer, China, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $221,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tall, waisted neck rising from the canted shoulder to the flared rim flanked by the curved spout and the ribbed handle, covered with a milky blue glaze thinning to a lavender hue on the upper body and inside of the neck, and thinning to mushroom color on the edges - 11 7/8 (30.2 cm.) high, box The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Compare the very... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

A small blue and white 'Qilin' ewer, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Unsold . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is painted in cobalt of inky-blue tones with a bud-shaped cartouche on each side of the pear-shaped body, each depicting a qilin pursuing a flaming pearl, one raising its head while the other turns its head over its back. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves above ribbon-tied lozenges. The handle is painted with further lozenges, which are repeated on... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2015

The Frick acquires a rare and importaant sixteenth-century French ceramic ewer

Bernard Palissy (c. 1510–1590), Ewer, Saint-Porchaire ware, c. 1545−65, glazed earthenware, The Frick Collection, purchased through the Sidney R. Knafel Fund, 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Since the mid-nineteenth century, Renaissance Italian bronze statuettes, maiolica wares, Limoges enamels, and French sixteenth-century ceramics belonged to the category of objects that every serious art collector in Europe hoped to own, their value and association with royal and noble provenance bestowing upon their owners an aura of cultivation and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

A 'Xing' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period

A 'Xing' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a solid foot to a tall trumpet neck, set to one side with a mythical beast standing on the shoulder peering over the rim forming the handle, and to the other a short spout formed as the mouth of a mythical beast, covered overall in a thin white glaze stopping at the foot, the unglazed base revealing the white body. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm Notes: See a related white-glazed ewer... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, applied on the shoulder with a short polygonal spout and a curved triple-stranded handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with three relief-molded leaf-shaped appliques enclosing grapevines, each splashed in brown and covered with a milky greenish glaze. Height 9 3/8  in., 24 cm Literature:... [Lire la suite]


23 février 2015

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body tapering to a tall cylindrical neck terminating in a wide, cup-shaped mouth, the shoulder set with a short faceted spout, a single incised line encircling the body, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze stopping just short of the unglazed base and foot. Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm Notes: The present ewer is of a distinctive type of northern white ware; its wide funnel-like mouth an efficient... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2015

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, circa 1650

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, circa 1650. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is of pear form with a s-shaped spout terminating in a molded dragon's head and secured to the body with a stretcher, opposite the ear-shaped handle. The body is decorated in rich tones of underglaze blue with a continuous landscape between decorative bands and beneath tulip motifs on the neck. 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high - Lot 3527 Provenance:Heirloom & Howard, Ltd., London, 1982.Collection... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century. Estimate £500 - 800 (€670 - 1,100). Photo Bonhams. Modelled as a lady seated before a caparisoned stag, with two upright handles with twin apertures to its back, the figure clutching a floral bouquet, flanked by a recumbent crane and monkey dressed in a foliate apron, holding aloft a peach, wood cover. 14cm (5.1/2in) wide. (2). Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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13 août 2014

Yongle Blue-and-White Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Charger with Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424), d.44.7cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The central field of this plate depicts, within double circles, two peonies freely interlaced by scroll-like stems. Nine types of fruit including litchies, pomegranates, loquats and vines are painted in spray style around the rim inside the dish, while the outer surface has pomegranates and scrolls.... [Lire la suite]


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