20 mars 2009

A Kashan turquoise-glazed moulded bottle vase, Persia, 12th century

A Kashan turquoise-glazed moulded bottle vase, Persia, 12th century the frit body of baluster form with a compressed globular base resting on a short foot, the narrow tapering ribbed neck joined to a wide flaring fluted mouth of tulip form, decorated in turquoise glaze with a moulded calligraphic design on the curving shoulder. 21.4cm. height. 21.4cm. height. Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP NOTE: inscriptionsbaraka wa yumn wa sur[ur wa] surur wa sa'ada'Blessing and Good-Fortune and Joy and Joy and Happiness' Sotheby's. Arts of... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain jar with water fowl decoration from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain jar with water fowl decoration from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of ovoid form and painted all around with a continuous design of ducks swimming or flying amid flowering branches and water weeds (minor staining, glaze abraded). 7 3/4in (19.5cm) high - 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 'Mauritius' in 1600. The plate bears a paper label from the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

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

A blue and white porcelain ewer from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of pear form with graceful curving spout and handle, painted with bands of stiff leaves, clouds, scepter heads and a large-scale classic lotus flower and leaf scroll pattern that repeats on the spout (marine adhesions to the base). 10 3/4in (27.5cm) high - 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 'Mauritius' in 1600.... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A rare Nishapur slip-painted bowl, Central Asia, 8th/9th century

A rare Nishapur slip-painted bowl, Central Asia, 8th/9th century of shallow rounded form with everted rim on a short foot, painted in ochre slip on cream slip ground, outlines in brown, with central palmette and instrument motifs, the cavetto with kufic inscription, the reverse with four rings and a splashed decorative pattern throughout. 21.7cm. diam. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP NOTE: inscriptionsal-'ilm ashraf al-a[hsab wa al-muru]wa ashbak [al-ansab]'Knowledge is the most noble of [all] values and chivalry the most... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A cut-glass bowl with hare decoration, probably Persia, 9th-10th century

A cut-glass bowl with hare decoration, probably Persia, 9th-10th century of deeply rounded hemispherical form with slightly flared sides, on a small short foot, the exterior decorated with five relief-cut hares in running posture, within two thin raised bands encircling the waist. 12cm. diam. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP NOTE : The ninth and tenth centuries saw cut glass become the most prominent form of decoration on various containers such as beakers, goblets and bowls, created by the use of either metal or wooden wheels or... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A 'peach-bloom' glazed porcelain water pot. Kangxi Mark

A 'peach-bloom' glazed porcelain water pot. Kangxi Mark Of domical beehive form with three dragon roundels impressed into the rounded walls beneath a mottled green and pale red glaze, the base bearing the six-character mark in underglaze blue regular script (firing flaw). 6 1/8in (15.5cm) 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 Rights Reserved)
20 mars 2009

A mirror black glazed porcelain rouleau vase with gilt painted decoration 19th Century

A mirror black glazed porcelain rouleau vase with gilt painted decoration 19th Century The shiny black ground on the exterior walls thinning to dark brown near the cupped rim and painted in gilt with decorative bands above and below auspicious phoenix and cranes standing amid flowering plants and garden rock beneath leafy tree branches (wear to gilt). 16 1/2in (42cm) high - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

Bonhams To Sell Recent Discovery Of Gem-set Gold Gem From The Fabled Throne Of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger Of Mysore

An important gem-set gold Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu Sultan (1750-99) Mysore (Seringapatam), made between 1787-93 A gem-encrusted gold finial from the octagonal golden throne of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, will be sold at Bonhams New Bond Street on 2nd April. This is one of the most important Tipu items ever to appear for sale. It had lain in an English castle, for at least 100 years and then in a bank vault, unknown to Tipu enthusiasts and scholars. It was discovered by Bonhams’ Islamic... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

"The Master of Flemalle and Rogier Van der Weyden" @ Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

Rogier van der Weyden, Middelburger Altar (sog. Bladelin-Altar), um 1450, Eichenholz, linker Flügel: 93,3 x 41,7 cm (Mitteltafel), 93,5 x 92 cm (rechte Tafel), 93,5 x 41,2 cm (linke Tafel), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie. © Volker H. Schneider BERLIN.- Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz presents today The Master of Flemalle and Rogier Van der Weyden. Around 1430 painting in the southern Netherlands developed radical new ways of rendering the visible. A special exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin is devoted to two... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

Top des enchères : Line Vautrin, 13 mars 2009

73 113 € frais compris. Line Vautrin (1913-1997), Le soleil a rendez-vous avec la lune ou La Folie, 1958, miroir sorcière en talosel noir, 63 x 84 cm. Vendredi 13 mars, salle 5 et 6 - Drouot-Richelieu. Giafferi SVV. Mme Daniel, MM. Ansas, Burgi, Fravelles, Kassapian, Louot, Millet, Pomez, Remy, Schoeller, Vandermeersch, Vendôme Expertise.
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