16 janvier 2018

A white stoneware jar, 10th century

Lot 456. A white stoneware jar, 10th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the compressed globular lobed body rising from a short spreading foot to and incurved rim with broad collar, covered overall in a clear ivory-white glaze over a white slip. Exhibited: Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, 1950, cat. no. 271. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 300. ... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2018

Three 'Yue' celadon-glazed jars, Six dynasties (220-589)

Lot 422. Three 'Yue' celadon-glazed jars, Six dynasties (220-589). The largest: 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 200 - 300 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 comprising: a compressed globular jar set at the shoulder with four loop handles; a small jar with four loop handles; and a pear-shaped jar with tall neck and cup-shaped mouth; together with a celadon-glazed globular jar carved in high relief with lotus petals. Quantity: 4. Provenance: Sparks, London (lotus... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A pair of 'Yue' jars, Six dynasties (220-589)

Lot 421. A pair of 'Yue' jars, Six dynasties (220-589); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 200 - 300 GBP. Lot Sold 687 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 each of globular form rising from a concave base to a short straight neck, set at the shoulder with four lug handles and covered overall in an olive-green glaze; together with a similar jar incised around the shoulder with geometric bands, and a water pot of compressed globular form. Quantity: 4. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (water... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2018

A Blue-Splashed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 204. A Blue-Splashed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the broad-shouldered body rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted short neck with everted rolled rim, covered overall in a pale whitish glaze suffused with irregular blue splashes, all falling short of the base to reveal the pale pinkish-buff body. Provenance: The Property of a Lady.Sotheby's London, 2nd March 1971, lot 122.Eskenazi, London. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2018

A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 205. A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty; 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising from a flat base to a broad circular mouth, set at the shoulder with a pair of ring handles and covered overall with splashed ochre, green and cream glazes falling short of the base to reveal the pale buff body. Provenance: John Sparks, London, 28th June 1962. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2017

A white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

Lot 25. A white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 17.2cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250  GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapering body rising to a round shoulders and surmounted by a short wide neck, covered overall in a thick opaque-white glaze stopping neatly at the foot revealing the unglazed footring. Provenance: Sotheby’s Paris, 16th December 2010, lot 45. Note: A jar of this type, recovered from the Yongle stratum of the... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2017

A blue and white jar, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 858. A blue and white jar, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 7 1/2 in (19cm) high, 7 3/4in (19.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,100 - 3,400). Sold for US$ 1,625 (€1,371). Photo: Bonhams. Thickly potted with a flared rim and an ovoid body, painted in underglaze blue with a key-fret band and striping above a panel with opposing images of rocks and bamboo separated by two chich choe birds, ending with jeweled lotus petals rising above the tall foot, the densely crazed... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A blue and white jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 431. A blue and white jar, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 30 cm, 11 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold HKD 1,375,000 . Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body flanked by a pair of lion-mask handles, painted with two broad bands of meandering lotus and peony amidst foliage and curling stems, all above a lappet band, the shoulder collared by a band of lappets enclosing the Buddhist emblems, below a classic scroll and a wave band around the rim and neck. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A pair of multi-gem 'Physalis' earrings, by JAR

Lot 496. A pair of multi-gem 'Physalis' earrings, by JAR. Estimate CHF 150,000 - CHF 250,000 (USD 150,681 - USD 251,135). Price realised CHF 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each naturalistic physalis drop pavé-set with vari-size orange sapphires and spinels, to the circular-cut spinel and diamond surmount, and diamond-set line suspension of cable-link design, 2004, 9.0 cm, in pink JAR'S case. Signed JAR Paris. Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, 14 November 2017, Geneva
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28 octobre 2017

A phosphatic-splashed brown-glazed jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A phosphatic-splashed brown-glazed jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 7 3/4in (19.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,300 - 6,000). Sold for US$ 6,250 (€5,370). Photo: Bonhams. The broad shoulder set two vertical loop handles flanking the short neck and wide lipped-rim mouth, covered overall with a dark-brown glaze streaked with mottled blue splashes, stopping neatly in a scalloped edge above the angled base to reveal the buff body. Provenance: Property from an Asian... [Lire la suite]