19 avril 2016

A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century

Lot 205. A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated in gilt around the body on a blue ground with floral blossoms and spider webs, the crescent-moon shaped mouth with hinged metal lid topped with red stone, the spout with a long silver mount and dragon-head terminal, both with tughra stamps; 31.3cm.  Note: This ewer is of a type known to have been made in China for the... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2016

An Iznik polychrome pottery ewer, Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 191. An Iznik polychrome pottery ewer, Turkey, circa 1590. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with black outlines, with a design of pomegranates containing flowerheads, floral blossoms in between, old collection label to underside; 19.1cm. height. Provenance: Ex-collection Dikran G. Kelekian Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20 avr. 2016, 10:30 AM
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01 mars 2016

A Small 'Xing' White-Glazed Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th Century

Lot 240. A Small 'Xing' White-Glazed Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th Century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of spherical form rising from a shallow straight foot, one side with short spout set opposite an arching strap handle cut with double grooves, covered inside and out with a clear glaze pooling to creamy-yellowish tone, stopping unevenly above the foot to reveal the white porcelaneous body. Height 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm Provenance: J.J.... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain) The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts)

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain); The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts). Porcelain with silver mounts. Height 22 cm © Vanderven Oriental Art The shape and decoration of this vessel point to manufacture for the Middle Eastern market, but curiously there are none of these shapes known in Eastern collections. The vessels were mainly imported into Europe, not for use but for display as exotic curiosities. This type of rare object, further embellished with silver mounts in Europe, would... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century © Christie’s Images Limited 2001 Of elegant form, the oviform body applied with a slender moulded serpentine handle, and the tall slightly flaring neck with an stylised animal mask radiating moulded feathery leaves below the small spout, all supported on a tall spreading foot, painted in a vibrant rich blue with two rows of slender petal-shaped lappets below bands of dentil, scroll, chain and trefoil patterns, the foot with similar bands above prunus... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590 - 1630

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590-1630, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with modelled and applied decoration luted to the ewer with slip, and with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 19.5 cm (height), 12.8 cm (diameter), at base 8 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1935. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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24 janvier 2016

Leading London silver dealers Koopman Rare Art announce highlights to be presented at TEFAF

Paul Storr (Westminster 1771 - Tooting 1844), An Important Pair of Silver-Gilt Naturalistic Wine Coolers. Silver-Gilt, London 1834. Maker's Mark of Paul Storr. Height 10 in. (25.5 cm). Total Weight: 386 oz 10 dwt (12017 g). © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- Leading London silver dealer, Koopman Rare Art, is once again showing an outstanding selection of superlative silver masterpieces and exquisite gold boxes at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques event, at the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2016

Rock crystal ewer, Milan, ca. 1600 - ca. 1615

Rock crystal ewer, Milan, ca. 1600 - ca. 1615, rock crystal, rhinestone, gold, émail, 17.8 cm H × W × D 7,1cm 9,0cm. BK-17 195. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Ewer of rock crystal in a frame of gold and translucent enamel. On the egg-shaped container are palmettes and tendrils cut. The senior ear is formed by a female winged Herm.
13 janvier 2016

Ewer, Ming dynasty, c. 1475 - c. 1525

Ewer, Ming dynasty, c. 1475 - c. 1525, blue and white porcelain, h 15.5cm × l 21cm. AK-RAK-1982-2. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The bottom is unglazed reddish brown and burnt. The kendi has the shape of a crescent moon and stands on four little feet. The long neck is positioned at the center and ends in a spherical printed just below the mouth. On one of the sides of the kendi protrudes from a small nozzle. The umbrella -shaped crown of one of the points of the crescent moon was aborted. Decorated in underglaze blue with the bottom... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2016

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 30cm × d 7.5cm. AK-RBK-1965-88. Purchased with the support of the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Pear-shaped jug on foot ring . The staggered neck with upstanding rim is connected by a cloud -shaped bridge with the curved spout . The curved handle is smooth at the upper side with a small decoration in the form of a loop. The jug is decorated in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
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