26 août 2015

A blue-glazed and slip-decorated ewer, Late Ming dynasty

A blue-glazed and slip-decorated ewer, Late Ming dynasty. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened pear-shaped body rising to a long neck and everted galleried mouth, a high arched handle to one side and a tall gently curving spout to the other connected to the body by an S-form strut, applied all over with a rich cobalt blue glaze and decorated in white slip to either side with a qilin enclosed with an outline to the molded peach-form panel and a stylized trefoil cloud to the... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2015

Ewer, glazed stoneware, Ding ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 1000-1100. Ding kilns, north China. Stoneware with white glaze. Height: 15 cm. Museum no.C.615-1918. Aubrey Le Blond gift [2007] © V&A Images This ewer was made during the Song dynasty (960-1279), the classical period in the history of Chinese ceramics. Kilns appeared in all parts of China, each kiln with its own specialized products. Centuries later they were much sought after by collectors. A systematic classification of the different wares was already well... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

A fine, small ewer with deep amber glaze, China, late Tang (618-907) or Liao Dynasty (916-1127), 9th or 10th century

A fine, small ewer with deep amber glaze, China, late Tang (618-907) or Liao Dynasty (916-1127), 9th or 10th century. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel the ewer with beige-whitish earthenware body is covered with dark amber, densely crackled glaze, running short above the unglazed bottom and base, and decorated with eight vertical, carved grooves, the interior is unglazed and a small, flat and grooved handle is attached close to the shoulder together with two small, flat and grooved loop rings, serving... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. at Masterpiece London 2015

Chinese porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, Jingdezhen, China, 18th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Kraak dish decorated with Persian ladies, Jingdezhen, China, 17th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.  Chinese blue and white huqqa base, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.    Blue and white Iznik tile, Turkey, First half of the 16th century. Price on request.... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A blue and white ewer, Chongzhen

A blue and white ewer, Chongzhen. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€2,100 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams The pear-shaped vessel painted with a narrative scene below a foliate band and tulip motifs at the neck, with a loop handle and a long s-shaped spout, joined to the neck with a scrolled support. 20cm (7 7/8in) high Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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24 avril 2015

Two blue and white ewers, 17th century

Two blue and white ewers, 17th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,426 - 8,139 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each with a globular body supporting on a spreading foot, rising to a tall waisted neck extended at the rim to form the spout, set with a loop handle on one side, one decorated with four landscape roundels reserved on a ground of floral scrolls, the other similarly painted with meandering floral scrolls, the neck with stylised tulip sprays, all divided by wavy lappets and cloud... [Lire la suite]
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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]
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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]