18 octobre 2017

Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC)

Lot 1. Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC), 12 1/2 and 10 1/2 in., 31.7 and 26.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 8,400 USD. © Sotheby's. one supported on three tall and thin incurving blade-like feet, rising to a hollow stem interrupted by a round bulb, and surmounted by a deep cup with a trumpet mouth, the burnished black surface further decorated with horizontal bands of diagonal lines and circles, the other... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2017

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 2621. A fine and rare blue and white stemcup, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435), 10.5 cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the globular body rising from a high domed hollow foot with stepped edge to an incurved broad mouth rim, finely painted in heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion and to the exterior with a broad band of leafy scrolling daylilies, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2017

Silver stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Silver stemcup with an incised and ring-punched design of archers chasing deer amid a landscape of trees and flowers, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height: 9.8 centimetres; Diameter: 7.7 centimetres (at lip). Bequeathed by Mrs Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.10 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Stemcups in gold, silver and gilded bronze were introduced to China from Central Asia and lands further west. They closely resemble the shapes of stemcups used in the Mediterranean area, although the decoration... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A silver stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 55. A silver stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907), 6.8cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded bowl rising from a knopped stem on a splayed base, the body decorated in repoussé with three rows of overlapping lotus petals and an undulating palmette scroll on a ring-matted ground chased around the lipped rim, the foot similarly decorated with stylised palmettes. WEIGHT 74.5g. Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A fine small silver stemcup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century

Lot 47. A fine small silver stemcup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century, 5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,900 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded bowl rising from a short knopped stem and wide flared foot, the body finely chased and engraved with a meandering scrolling vine bearing palmettes and trefoil-shaped leaves, fruit and tendrils, all within a broad central register bordered by narrow silver bands between similar simplified scroll bands encircling the... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A fine silver stemcup, Tang dynasty,  7th-8th century

Lot 58. A fine silver stemcup, Tang dynasty,  7th-8th century, 6.8cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 156,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep bowl flaring towards the rim and divided horizontally just below by rim by a single raised band, supported on a knopped stem rising from a wide splayed foot, with some bright malachite green encrustation to the sides. WEIGHT 78.5g. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Gold and Silver in the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2017

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24), Jingdezhen. Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm. W. G. Gulland Gift, 168-1905 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This red porcelain stemcup is a rare example of a cup decorated with a red glaze, derived from the red oxide of copper. It dates to the beginning of the Yongle reign period (1403-1424). This type of cup is called quanbei, literally 'urging cup', which refers to the fact that the drinker would toast his companions and at the... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2016

A ‘Longquan’ celadon stemcup and bowl, Yuan and Early Ming dynasty

Lot 602. A  ‘Longquan’ celadon stemcup and bowl, Yuan and Early Ming dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cup with an everted rim, resting on a splayed hollow foot; the bowl with fluted sides resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, each applied with a sage-green glaze - 8.5 and 13 cm, 3 3/8  and 5 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016 
06 novembre 2016

A blue and white stemcup, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 331. A blue and white stemcup, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 — 7,000. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tall, gently tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with lively Buddhistic lions, playing with brocaded balls, 11.3 cm, 4 1/2  in.. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
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26 avril 2016

Rare Blue and White Stemcup, late 15th-early 16th Century

Rare Blue and White Stemcup, late 15th-early 16th Century. Estimate $4000-6000. Photo iGavel the only blue and white stem cup from this cargo with lotus decoration - height: 4.75 inches - with four hairline cracks, crazed glaze, foot with minor losses, and minor firing faults Provenance: Treasures From the Hoi An Hoard Important Vietnamese Ceramics From a Late 15th/Early 16th Century Cargo October 11-13, 2000 in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Butterfields sale 7130O, Lot #1643; Saga Visal Oxford... [Lire la suite]