05 mars 2009

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC The slightly spreading body raised on three tall, tapering supports, and encircled below the rim with a band cast in thread relief with three elongated taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons with large oblong eyes and quilled bands confronted on a narrow flange, each followed by an extra segment filled with an eye surrounded by scrolls, the band interrupted by a pair of upright U-shaped handles, the slightly domed cover... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century Well carved with a broad band of peony scroll bearing three large blossoms framed by leafy, curving stems between a band of narrow overlapping petals below and overlapping leaf tips on the shoulder which issue from the base of the short neck surmounted by a dished, everted mouth, all in dark brown reserved on a white slip ground and covered with a clear glaze through which the details have been incised, the recessed base with a splash of brown... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2009

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread çatma panel, Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread çatma panel, Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, late 16th/early 17th century the rich crimson voided silk velvet ground with an overall repeating pattern of offset rows of silver coloured crescent medallions, each medallion enclosing a golden serrated sun motif, and issuing pendant small feathered palm motifs. two loom widths, joined on the central axis, mounted on a stretcher. approximately 168 by 127cm. Estimate 160,000—200,000 USD PROVENANCE: Kelekian Collection LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A fine and rare Ottoman carved rosewood and ivory star panel, Turkey, Circa 1500

A fine and rare Ottoman carved rosewood and ivory star panel, Turkey, Circa 1500 of ten-pointed design carved with a stylised flowerhead made up of alternating fleurs-de-lis and entwining foliate motifs, with an outer border of thin ivory fillets set into a wooden ground, traces of red and blue pigment. 11.5cm. max. diam. Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD NOTE: This exceptional ivory element must originally have been part of a large composition of interlocking tiles of various shapes, forming a complex geometric pattern decorating... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A Very Rare Geyao Petal-Lobed Hexagonal Dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

A Very Rare Geyao Petal-Lobed Hexagonal Dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) The dark, thinly potted body flaring widely from the tapering ring foot before rising to the slightly everted, petal-lobed rim, covered allover with an opaque glaze of pale bluish-grey tone suffused with black ('iron wire') crackle joined by pale gold ('golden thread') crackle which also covers the inside of the foot, the unglazed bottom of the foot exposing the dark brown ware. 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 南宋 哥窯六花瓣形盤 ... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

A Very Rare and Important Painted White Marble Buddhist Votive Stele, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) Probably Quyang-type, Hebei province, of exceptional large size, carved as a bodhisattva shown standing on a demi-lotus pedestal raised on a rectangular plinth from which rises a large petal-form aureole that curves slightly forward at the top, the figure with left arm bent at the side while holding a petal-shaped attribute, wearing a broad necklace, a shawl draped over the shoulders that is knotted above the waist of the... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565

A rare monumental Iznik calligraphic tile, Turkey, Circa 1565 of rectangular form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and relief red, outlined in black, with a lobed cartouche containing calligraphic inscription adorned with foliate motifs on a clear white background, the left-hand corners with arabesque motifs set against a blue ground. 31.5 by 55cm. Estimate 400,000—500,000 USD NOTEinscriptionsParts of an inscription ending with: ya raziq al-'ibad'O The Provider for [Your] servants!' This outstanding... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia, Circa 1500

A Safavid blue and white dish, Persia,  Circa 1500 of rounded form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue against a clean white with a large central medallion enclosing a hare set under a curving tree, the cavetto depicting floral sprays, with a wave-like pattern along the rim. 32.3cm. diam. Estimate 130,000—180,000 USD PROVENANCE: ex-Private Collection, Paris NOTE: This beautiful dish is one of the best known examples of early blue and white Safavid pottery. A hare is set under a tree amidst a rocky... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

An extremely rare pair of famille rose candlesticks. Qianlong

An extremely rare pair of famille rose candlesticks. Qianlong Modelled after the style of a George II original; decorated in orange, gilt, red and green enamel with a floral design on the hexafoil and shell shaped base. 21cm (8¼in) high. (2). Estimate: £8,000 - 10,000 Unsold. Provenance: Ex. A Private French Collection. Footnote: The George II style was typical of the mid 18th century, being one of the most common and popular styles of Georgian silver candlesticks. Often seen with a shaped square base and shell corners,... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

A rare famille verte apothecary jar for the Russian market. Kangxi

A rare famille verte apothecary jar for the Russian market. Kangxi Enamelled at the centre with a coronet above the Russian Imperial double-headed eagle holding a sceptre and a sword, with a central shield enclosing a stylised floral spray, encircled by a circular frame of a band of fruiting and flowering twisted branches, (rim reduced). 17.2cm (6¾in) high. Sold for £3,600 Footnote: Apothecary jars such as the present example are believed to have been produced for Tzar Peter I's (reigned 1682-1725) pharmacy in Moscow, which... [Lire la suite]
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