31 octobre 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century

  Lot 117. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century; 11 7/8in. (30.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. With sloping cusped rim on short foot, the white interior with four delicately drawn pale blue floral sprays in a border of similar floral sprays, the border outlined in strong cobalt-blue, the exterior with alternating pale grey floral motifs, small repair to rim. Provenance: E. Grünberg and E.M.... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 2872. A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The larger: 5. 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Each lion is seated on a waisted rectangular plinth in an alert posture, with its front legs braced below the strong muscular chest, the face detailed with a fierce expression and bulging eyes, the mouth agape with its sharp fangs exposed. The mane is finely detailed... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2019

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 29.  A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,183). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing four-square on short legs, the head gazing upward, the back hollowed to form the inkwell, the cover incised with hexagrams and trigrams.  Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Gisèle Croës Arts d'Extrême-Orient, Brussels, 18 May 2001John... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1081. A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 29 in. (73.6 cm) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each tile is modeled as a foreigner wearing a long-sleeved robe and peaked cap seated astride flying a Buddhist lion grasping a brocade ball in its forepaws, all under aubergine, turquoise, cream and amber glazes. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Perret Vibert,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 218. A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 13¼ x 13¼in. (33.8 x 33.8cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of square form, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise, bole-red and black with the upper right-hand corner of a black-outlined inscription in large white thuluthreserved against blue ground, the calligraphy within a turquoise outlined panel, around this a band of large flowerheads and... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 252. A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century; 7 7/8in. (20cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 49,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With flat rounded body and cylindrical neck with widely flaring mouth, each side moulded with two concentric circles, the white surface densely decorated in yellow, bole-red, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with a central floral spray which grows in opposite directions to each side surrounded by minor registers... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2019

A Molded Green-Glazed Pottery Dish, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3105. A Molded Green-Glazed Pottery Dish, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 14.6cm. Estimate HKD 80,000 - 120,000 (USD 10,190 - 15,284). Lot sold HKD 212,400 (USD 27,053). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2017, lot.1360. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019   
14 août 2018

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD, Height: 14 3/4 inches, 37.5 cm,Width: 8 3/4 inches, 22.3 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A large cylindrical pottery model of a granary supported on three bear-form feet. The granary’s domed top has a central aperture, which is surrounded by a lipped rim. The straight sides are mainly undecorated, save for five sets of three horizontal linear bands, which are incised into the main body. Each of the bear-shaped feet is moulded in minute detail with bulging eyes, full mane and... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century, Height: 6 3/4 inches, 17 cm, Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A dark grey pottery incense burner, the bowl shaped basin supported on three feet in the form of growling bears with their left paw raised. The conical openwork cover is modelled as a range of overlapping mountain peaks, interspersed with a number of small cavities that hold animals, including bears and a boar’s head. Each of... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pair of owl-shaped pottery jars, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pair of owl-shaped pottery jars, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD, Height: 5 5/8 inches, 14.2 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pair of pottery containers, each in the form of an owl with removable head. The birds aredepicted seated with their wings folded; the details of the claws and feathers are carefully rendered. The heads have pointed, curved beaks, small ears and bulging eyes. The red pottery is covered in brown and green lead glazes, which are applied with precision. The green colour has mostly become silvery... [Lire la suite]