20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Molded with a foliate edge to the canted rim and painted with a bird perched on a garden rock amid flowering plants in an octagonal medallion surrounded by lotus petal reserves filled with alternating auspicious emblems and flowering stalks (glaze degraded). 12 3/8in (31.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A Mamluk blue and white pottery bowl, Syria, 14th-15th century

A Mamluk blue and white pottery bowl, Syria, 14th-15th century of deep rounded form with slightly inverted rim, on a short foot decorated in cobalt blue under a transparent glittering glaze, outlined in black, with a central bisected hexagon enclosing two large foliate motifs on a blue ground further enclosed by circular bands containing geometric and cross-hatched patterns, the rim with a dotted design, the exterior with a pattern of spiralling motifs. 24cm. diam. Estimate 7,000—9,000 GBP NOTE: The body is typically Syrian:... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A Mamluk blue and white ceramic pot, Syria, late 14th-15th century

A Mamluk blue and white ceramic pot, Syria, late 14th-15th century of slightly waisted cylindrical form with everted rim, on short foot, with curved handle running from body to mouth, decorated in blue and white with continuous band of scrolling chevrons set against a background of geometric decoration. Estimate 5,000—7,000 GBP NOTE: inscriptions repetition of:'al-izz wa al-iqbal' The present piece belongs to a group of closed shape Syrian and Damascan pots which share the same distinct concave cylindrical form. It is... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A small blue and white porcelain warming bowl. Late Ming Dynasty

A small blue and white porcelain warming bowl. Late Ming Dynasty Its exterior walls of inverted bell form painted with a flower and leafy scroll design, a traveler on horseback filling the shallow well and a hole centering in the recessed base for placing hot water within the body (star crack through outer wall). 4 7/8in (12.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $600 - 800 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain trade ware jar. Late Ming Dynasty

A blue and white porcelain trade ware jar. Late Ming Dynasty Thickly potted with a rolled rim, short neck and four lugs applied to the rounded shoulder and painted in underglaze blue with bands of flowering branches beneath a celadon-tinged glaze filled with a dense web of russet-stained craze lines (rough foot). 10in (25.5cm) high. Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint of rectangular form with hinged gabled lid, the wooden structure covered with thin sheets of ivory secured by gilt copper mounts with pointed terminals and lock-plate, decorated with painted ornaments comprising interlacing vegetal motifs, peacocks, and heron inflight with fish in their beaks, the interior with beige cloth lining, standing on four small spherical feet. 25 by 12.3cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

Two rare jade or hardstone-inlaid gold filigree dress ornaments, Golden Horde, 13-14th century

Two rare jade or hardstone-inlaid gold filigree dress ornaments, Golden Horde, 13-14th century each of lobed cartouche form, comprising minute scrolling vines in finely executed gold filigree, set with five circular discs of jade or hardstone. 3.3 by 2.7cm. Estimate 20,000—25,000 GBP NOTE: Similar examples can be found in the State Hemitage Museum, St Petersburg (see The Treasures of the Golden Horde 2000, p.119, cat. 156-164). Although the pieces in the museum are inlaid with pearls it seems that they may once have been... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain plate from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain plate from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Molded with a foliate edge to the canted rim and painted with a central medallion of a shrimp swimming through water weeds and surrounded by lotus-petal reserves filled with alternating auspicious emblems and flowering stalks (glaze degraded). 12in (30.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain jar from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain jar from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of ovoid form and painted with a large horizontal band depicting an official seated at a table under a pavilion while four other scholars stand waiting in a bamboo-filled garden, the recessed base displaying a rabbit mark (minor staining, abrasions). 6 1/2in (16.5cm) high - Estimate: $600 - 800 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A fine Kashan Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th century

A fine Kashan Minai pottery bowl, Persia, 12th-13th century of deep rounded form on a short foot and with a slightly everted rim, decorated in underglaze and overglaze cobalt blue, turquoise, red and shades of tea rose, outlined in black, with a central scene depicting a horse-rider bowing before a female figure standing atop a stylised tower, surrounded by human and animal figures and adorned with curving floral motifs, enclosed by a calligraphic band in kufic script, the rim with a geometric design, the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]