26 février 2019

A fine and rare rhinoceros horn stemcup, late Ming-early Qing, 16th-18th Century

Lot 385. A fine and rare rhinoceros horn stemcup, late Ming-early Qing, 16th-18th Century; 4 in., 10 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the horn progressing from a slightly mottled dark chocolate and honey tone to an outstanding golden russet hue, finely shaped and tapered to walls of superb translucency, the small goblet of flared U-shape, slightly thicker at the rounded bottom of the well but tapering finely to the crisp rim, the horn-hairs... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2018

An Yingqing stemcup, early Northern Song dynasty

Lot 62. An Yingqing stemcup, early Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 6,5 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Unsold. © Sotheby's la panse pentalobée aux côtés profonds et arrondis reposant sur un pied s'évasant en partie inférieure, la belle glaçure couleur ivoire s'arrêtant à mi-pied.  Sotheby's. Art d'Asie, 11 décembre 2018
16 janvier 2018

A white-glazed stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 429. A white-glazed stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot Sold 2,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the hemispherical body supported on a high spreading hollow foot with five spurs, covered overall in a straw-white glaze falling short of the base to reveal the pinkish-white body, 9cm., 3 1/2 in; together with a similarly glazed lobed bowl, 10th Century, a bowl moulded with ducks in flight, Song Dynasty, and a lobed saucer dish, Song Dynasty. Quantity: 4. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A fine gilt-bronze stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 414. A fine gilt-bronze stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep U-shaped bowl rising from a knopped spreading foot to an everted rim, finely chased around the exterior with equestrian figures reserved on a ring-matted ground, all below a rib and a chased undulating floral band. Note: Engraved stemcups of this form are conceived after Sassanian gold and silver prototypes. Bo... [Lire la suite]
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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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