08 janvier 2019

A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 466. A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907); length 5 in.; 12.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Lot sold $5,625. Courtesy Sotheby's. of horn shape, the coupe tapering to a goose-form terminal, the fowl reaching its neck forward and clasping its tail in its beak to form a loop handle, the exterior surface modeled with anatomical features and a stippled texture, splashed with amber, green, and brown glazes. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Mary Cohen, Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Important Chinese Art, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy sales

Lot 84. An exceptional and extremely rare “Ding” carved “peony” vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Estimate $500,000–700,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the full offerings of their Asia Week sales of Chinese works of art, Chinese paintings and calligraphy. With exhibitions opening to the public on 8 September, visitors to New York headquarters will be able to experience all facets of Asian Art – pottery, bronzes, jades, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and calligraphy. Asia Week... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2016

A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 BBP. Photo: Sotheby's the sides forming an elephant head with the handle as the trunk and scrolling foliage forming the ears, covered with an even green, amber and cream glazes; 9 cm, 3 3/4  in. Provenance: Acquired from Kochukyo & Co., Tokyo, 1956 (according to inscription on the box). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londron, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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25 mai 2016

An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 16. An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Artcurial Rhyton en terre engobée beige, en forme de corne ornée de pétales cannelés se prolongeant par un protome de bouquetin aux cornes incurvées et aux pattes antérieures repliées autour d'un orifice verseur. Fractures. Haut. : 31 cm Provenance : Collection X. (1ère vente), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 mai 1980 : n°462 Collection Szerer, Paris   ... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2016

A large well-carved white and brownish-white jade rhyton, Ming-Qing dynasty, 16th-19th century

Lot 961, A large well-carved white and brownish-white jade rhyton, Ming-Qing dynasty, 16th-19th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The deep sides are well carved with bands of archaistic decoration and the vessel is shown as if issuing from the jaws of a dragon-carp, its twisted, bifurcated tail forming a handle to one side through which slithers one of the five chilongseen crawling around the sides, with the three largest having reached the rim. A nine-character... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head. Foto: © ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΕΘΝΟΣ Α.Ε. | Ministerio de Cultura Griego ATHENS (AFP).- Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.  The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around ten rooms and was discovered near Sparta in southern Greece. At the site, archaeologists found objects of worship, clay... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2015

"L'Épopée des rois thraces". Découvertes archéologiques en Bulgarie au Musée du Louvre

Tête de Seuthès III. Golyama Kosmatka. Musée archéologique de Sofia © Institut national d’archéologie et musée - ABS / Ivo Hadjimishev PARIS - Patrie d’Orphée ou de nombreux rois légendaires cités par Homère, la Thrace, région encore méconnue, révèle peu à peu ses splendeurs grâce à de récentes découvertes archéologiques. Aux frontières du monde grec et de l’empire perse, émerge en Thrace, durant la période classique, une nouvelle puissance régionale, le royaume odryse. Les nombreuses tombes d’aristocrates ou de rois, mises au... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with bands of archaistic designs, the handle carved in relief as a sinuous chilong with long curling tail, the base inscribed with a four-character seal reading Yong chang er lu(Eternal prosperity and emolument); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500  Property from... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt

Agate Rhyton by Harold Van Pelt: carved agate drinking vessel with gold capped nose with a hole to restrict the flow of liquid. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Quartz Twin Vases by Harold Van Pelt: Rock crystal vases measuring 10 ½ in high × 3 in. in diameter at the top and 3 ½ in. at the base. Each vase has 96 facets. The tops of the covers are made of green and pink tourmalines. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Balancing Act' by Harold Van Pelt. An acorn-shaped Quartz container suspended from a base of Rutilated Quartz ... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2014

"Formes simples" au Centre Pompidou-Metz

Anonyme, Rhyton, seconde moitié du Ier siècle ap. J.-C. Courtesy Musée du Louvre, Paris, © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Hervé Lewandowski METZ- L'exposition met en scène notre fascination pour les formes simples, qu'elles soient issues de la préhistoire ou contemporaines. Elle montre la façon dont celles-ci ont été fondamentales pour l'émergence de la modernité.Le passage du XIXe au XXe siècle est une période de redécouverte du vocabulaire de l'épure, au travers des grandes expositions universelles qui présentent un... [Lire la suite]