01 octobre 2021

A miniature sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty

  Lot 174. A miniature sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2⅜ in., 5.8 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,780 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of diminutive size, the spherical body resting on a short foot and surmounted by a tapering cylindrical neck, the shoulder applied with four loop handles interspersed with four floral medallions, the upper half of the vessel liberally splashed with green, amber, and clear glazes, the lower half unglazed,... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2019

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection of Chinese Pottery at Christie's, 28 November - 5 December 2019

Lot 1. Two pottery jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 20 in. (50.9 cm.) high; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised: USD 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The first jar with a compressed globular body, is molded on the sides with a pair of mask and ring handles, covered overall with a green-streaked amber glaze; the second jar is molded in relief with a band of mythical beasts and equestrian figures amongst rocks and clouds, covered overall in a green... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A set of nine pottery jars, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 395. A set of nine pottery jars, Warring States period (475-221 BC); w. 3.4 to 18.4 cm, 1 3/8  to 7 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 15,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 68,750 HKD. © Sotheby's. one decorated with strap handles, two with scrolls handles, six with tubular handles, all with thinly potted globular bodies and finished with grainy textured surface. Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd, Hong Kong, 18th April 2001. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Lot 31. A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,975 - USD 11,160). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The jar is decorated to the exterior with a thin cream-coloured glaze splashed with blue and green streaks starting from the rim and falling down towards the foot to expose the... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 965. A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The wide ovoid body liberally splashed with bright amber, cream and green glazes that covers the short neck and continue over the out-turned rim, all on a white slip that falls irregularly towards the flat base exposing the pale pinkish-buff body. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., Bar Harbor, 1929. Mrs. Abby Aldrich... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

A small green-glazed pottery jar, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 964. A small green-glazed pottery jar, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bulbous body encircled by a grooved band with pendent triangle border, with a further grooved band encircling the shoulder below the waisted neck and the dished mouth, the exterior covered with a streaked glaze of deep green tone. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York. Gift of Peter Weil, 25 December 1948. ... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2017

Forge and Lynch Ltd at London Art Week 2017

An Egyptian pottery Jar, circa 2600-2500 B.C., 23 cm. 9 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: J.H.H.Claessen (1926-2006), Netherlands. A Coptic textile fragment depicting a dancer, 4th-5th century A.D, 75 cm. by 25 cm. 29 1⁄2 in by 10 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Rose Choron (1916-2014) Switzerland, acquired between 1950s-80 Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. is a London and New York based firm of independent art... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2017

Neolithic Pottery at Shanxi Museum

Neolithic Pottery Jar, Zaoyuan Village, Yicheng County, ca. 5000 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum The loops below the waist of this amphora are too small to be handles themselves, but a rope could be tied to them and used as a straphandle. Painted Neolithic Pot, ca. 4000 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum Pottery Drum, ca. 2500 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum Noticeable features of this very early drum include its shape; its handles; the irregular, net-like,... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2016

A Fatimid blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century

Lot 224. A blue-ground lustre pottery jar, Egypt, 11th-12th century; 12.2cm. height; 10cm. diam. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoidal shape with straight neck and slightly everted rim, the turquoise-blue glaze body decorated in lustre with foliate pseudo-Kufic inscription. Note: Blue-ground lustre wares from the Fatimid period are extremely rare. The present example is comparable in terms of shape to other jars in the... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 5. A sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a short neck and rolled rim, glazed in emerald-green and amber with reserved white florets, stopping unevenly above the base to reveal the pinkish-buff body, the rim applied with an amber glaze, extending over the rim into the interior, with three spur marks at the rim, wood stand, Japanese wood box (4)... [Lire la suite]