16 mars 2019

An extremely large and important 'lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227)

Lot 640. An extremely large and important 'lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227). Height 20 1/2 in., 52 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tapered ovoid form rising to a broad shoulder applied with four strap-handles, the body deftly cut through the brown glaze with two main registers of decoration, the lower band with four large peony sprays within shaped cartouches reserved on a ground of leaves and scored lines, the upper band with four... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

Penn Museum opens new Middle East Galleries

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum sent the first United States archaeological expedition to the Middle East—to the ancient Mesopotamian site of Nippur in what was then the Ottoman Empire. More than 130 years and hundreds of international expeditions later, the Museum remains a world leader in Near Eastern archaeology, with a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts; a leading collection of cuneiform tablets bearing early literary, historical, and economic texts; strong Islamic period... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century. Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware. Overall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Other (diameter of foot): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.). John Gardner Coolidge Collection, 46.517 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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05 septembre 2017

An extremely large and important 'Lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227)

Lot 99. An extremely large and important 'Lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227). Height 20 1/2  in., 52 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapered ovoid form rising to a broad shoulder applied with four strap-handles, the body deftly cut through the brown glaze with two main registers of decoration, the lower band with four large peony sprays within shaped cartouches reserved on a ground of leaves and scored lines, the upper band with... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

A carved Longquan celadon wine jar, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 2141. A carved Longquan celadon wine jar, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 7,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of slightly compressed baluster form with a lipped rim, carved around the sides with panels enclosing chrysanthemums alternating with four characters reading jin yu man tang, between scrolling foliage surrounding the shoulder and lappets around the countersunk base, covered overall with a thick rich green crackled glaze, wood cover. 10 1/2in (26.7cm) high  ... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2015

A large Henan russet-painted black-glazed wine jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2823. A large Henan russet-painted black-glazed wine jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate HK$300,000 - HK$500,000 ($38,891 - $64,818). Price Realized HK$300,000 ($38,891). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The high shouldered body is surmounted by a ribbed neck below an everted mouth rim. It is decorated in bold brush strokes with three abstract phoenix of russet-brown tone, reserved against a black ground that stops above the narrow foot exposing the buff body. 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high,... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2012

Wine jar, Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Ming dynasty, Longqing mark and period (1567-1572)

Wine jar, Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Jingdezhen. Ming dynasty, Longqing mark and period (1567-1572). Height: 42.9 cm, Diameter: 48.9 cm. FE.111-1975. Bushell Gift. © V&A Images. Thickly potted jar of broad based globular form, with short, wide neck. It is white porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue with a repeating pattern of pairs of phoenix shaped into large medallions and dragons in decorative bands around the shoulder and the base. This thickly potted jar... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2012

Wine jar. Chinese, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Wine jar. Chinese, Ming dynasty, 14th century. Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware. Overall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Other (diameter of foot): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.). John Gardner Coolidge Collection. 46.517. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Provenance: Lent by Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge, May 21, 1946. Gift of Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge, June 13, 1946.
02 mai 2012

A rare porcelain wine jar with green Fahua-type decoration of lotos and leaves, China, Ming dynasty, 15th/16th ct

A rare porcelain wine jar with green Fahua-type decoration of lotos and leaves, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th ct. Photo Nagel  Handles partly repaired, slightly chipped. H. 25,5 cm. Lot 1350. Estimate 12000 € Property from an old European private collection Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 11th 2012 http://www.auction.de/
15 février 2012

A big German silvergilt wine jar, probably Frankfort on the Main, middle of 17th ct

A big German silvergilt wine jar, probably Frankfort on the Main, middle of 17th ct. Photo Nagel Auktionen Maker's mark presumably of Johann (Hans) Jacob Leumann I. C. 1364g. - Restorations. H. 37 cm. Estimate 1200 € Nagel Auktionen. February 15th 2012. www.auction.de