13 juin 2016

A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 692. A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the slender figure modelled standing elegantly, dressed in a full-length brown-glazed skirt with a blue-glazed shawl gathering at the front, the face detailed with a gentle smile and rosy cheeks, all beneath a high top-knot; 27 cm., 10 5/8 in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Literature: Mario Prodan, Le Ceramiche T'ang,... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2016

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD)

Lot 693. A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing foursquare, her head sharply turned to the left, her back hollowed to form the inkwell, the buff-coloured ware finely speckled with a fine gold mist; 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Exhibited: Mostra d'Arte Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 15. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. Delicately modelled as pair of recumbent geese with sinuous neck, head turned backward and wings tightly tucked on either side of their elegant body, finely framed by detailed plumes, the base incised with an archaistic inscription. 4cm (1 1/2in) wide Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2015

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

A large green-glazed pottery rectangular pillow, China, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top divided into two rectangular sections, each incised with an inscription within a foliate border, the top covered in a green glaze that continues over the edge onto the sides;17 1/16 in. (43.4 cm.) long The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Notes: Each inscription is a poem expressing a wife’s longing for her husband, who is... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty

A pottery painted vessel, hu, and a pottery 'Cocoon' jar, Neolithic Period and Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the largest vessel surmounted by a short circular neck, flanked with a pair of small circular handles, the upper half decorated in a brown glaze with geometric patterns; the 'cocoon'-shaped jar supported on a high splayed foot, set with a neck rising to an everted rim, the pottery of a smooth texture and burnished to a reddish-beige colour; the largest vessel 40 cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2013

"MING: Emperors, artists and Merchants in Ancient China" @ De Nieuwe Kerk

Portrait of He Bin. Paper, 16th century © Nanjing Museum/Nomad Exhibitions AMSTERDAM - From 5 October 2013 to 2 February 2014, De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present Ming: Emperors, Artists and Merchants in Ancient China. This exhibition tells the story of China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644). In collaboration with the Nanjing Museum, one of China’s leading museums, De Nieuwe Kerk will host an exclusive collection of original Ming artefacts, complemented by classic delftware from the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and a series of... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2012

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel. Tang dynasty

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel. Tang dynasty. Photo Sotheby's well-modeled with long legs, standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its head animatedly thrown back, mouth agape, decorated with freely applied amber glaze over a cream base, the saddle cloth and pleated hem articulated in green. Height 23 3/4 in., 60.5 cm. Estimation: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Unsold PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 2nd June 1993, lot 270. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2012

A Miniature Hoi An Pottery Treasure Box. Viet Nam, ca 1450 AD

A Miniature Hoi An Pottery Treasure Box.  Viet Nam, ca 1450 AD. Photo Antiquities-Saleroom The smallest artifact we've seen from the famous Hoi An wreckage!Quite miniature pottery box and lid decorated in blue floral pattern over white base. Each shows minor effects of exposure to 500 years of sea water. 7/8"H x 1-3/8" D.  Lot 101. Estimate $150 - $250 Provenance: Ex-private TX collection. Antiquities-Saleroom. 9:00 AM PT - May 12th, 2012. 
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25 avril 2012

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form with a central everted mouth surrounded by five small subsidiary spouts, all mounted with metal covers and engraved with figures inside roundels and alternating floral stems, the body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines, featuring a river landscape with bushy rocks, clouds, ducks and birds, scrolling arabesque designs to neck and foot, the reverse of base with pseudo-Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2011

Twelve glazed pottery jars. Vietnam, late 15th/early 16th century

A group of six glazed pottery jars. Vietnam, late 15th/early 16th century. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields Each from the Hoi An hoard, consisting of three slender ovoid storage jars with brown oxide glaze and applied with four lug handles; two small olive-glazed jars, one with lug handles; and one small globular jar covered in a brown glaze (most with damage); 10 1/8in (25.8cm) height of largest. Estimate: US$800 - 1,200 A group of six glazed pottery jars. Vietnam, late 15th/early 16th century. Photo: Courtesy of... [Lire la suite]