01 juillet 2014

Cairo Under Wraps: Exhibition of early Islamic textiles features nearly 80 rare and delicate fabrics

  Qasab fragment with ducks and parrots Gauzy linen tabby with silk and gold tapestry Egypt Mid-11th century 980.78.111.A Wilkinson Collection, Gift of Albert and Federico Friedberg. TORONTO.- Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, a Centennial exhibition on view at the Royal Ontario Museum, highlights the ROM’s collection of early Islamic textiles, dating largely from the 8th to 12th centuries. More than half of the exhibition’s approximately 80 fabrics are on public display for the first time and many of the oldest were... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2014

A fine Mughal-style green jade globular jar, 17th-18th century

A fine Mughal-style green jade globular jar, 17th-18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The green stone very finely hollowed to give a soft translucency to the jarlet and delicately carved on the exterior with crisp overlapping petals above a row of stylised leaves at the base, the foot shaped as more petals, two small handles carved as simple scrolls, and an exceptionally crisp and elegant ten-pointed petal motif to the interior. 13cm (5 1/8in) wide. Sold for £12,500 (€14,993) Provenance: an English Private Collection of Fine... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2012

Chinese junyao globular jar, Song dynasty

Chinese junyao globular jar, Song dynasty. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers The globular jar with short straight rim flanked by two loop handles at shoulder; milky light blue glaze with occasional lavender blue highlight, raised on thick biscuit footrim. H: 5 in. Large crack near one of the handles, 2 in. vertical and splitting into two 3in. horizontal cracks. Estimate $2,000-3,000  Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00 http://www.freemansauction.com
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02 novembre 2011

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period. Photo Bonhams Painted on one side with two seated figures playing weiqi, each attended by a standing boy, the reverse with a scholar and an attendant holding a qin, wood stand. 13.5cm (5¼in) wide (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 18,000, CNY 150,000 - 180,000, HK$ 180,000 - 220,000 Provenance: S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet Szechenyi Collection, SwitzerlandExhibited: S.Marchant and Son, Ming Blue and White:... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white @ Christie's, 26 March 2010

A large blue and white charger. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619) Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Heavily potted, the center painted with boys at play as scholars, below water birds in a lotus pond in the well, the exterior with a band of conjoined lotus buds - 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 Notes: A similar dish of slightly smaller size (31.4 cm.) is illustrated by Rosemary Scott in Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration, Percival David... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2009

An underglaze iron-decorated globular jar and a white glazed porcelain jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century

An underglaze iron-decorated globular jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Cenury Its wide rim finished with a concave edge on the interior and exterior surfaces and its globular body painted in bold outlines of iron oxide with a scaly dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the celadon-tinged glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 13 1/4in (33.5cm) diameter. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 A white glazed porcelain jar. Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century Thickly potted with a flared rim and ovoid body raised upon a tall foot, the... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2009

A large coral-glazed globular jar. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95)

A large coral-glazed globular jar. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-95) The sturdily potted jar with well rounded sides ending on a short neck and straight mouth, covered all over in an unctuous coral glaze. 13½ in. (34 cm.) high. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art. 12 May 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com


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