10 mai 2009

A very rare xingyao octagonal alms bowl, 10th/11th century

A very rare xingyao octagonal alms bowl, 10th/11th century the rounded bowl above the slightly concave sides each applied with an animal mask with open jaws revealing a loose ball within, the eyes set below heavy brows with small pricked ears and horns, with simulated bamboo borders, the rim impressed with florets at each corner and a continuous thin band of ring punching. 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Est. 300,000—500,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Peter Selinka Collection. Sotheby's London, 30th March 1978, lot 153. EXHIBITED: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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