27 septembre 2010

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century & A very fine Mongol cloth of gold silk robe. Central Asia, 13th-14th century

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 . Slightly waisted, with fur collar and cuffs, the decoration with repeated confronted hawks over a lattice formed by thin stems and composite palmettes, the repeated design a continuous stem punctuated by large tapering palmettes below which the stem separates in two tendrils, each tendril splitting further into two stems issuing a smaller composite palmette below and a revolving split leaf above, the large confronted birds mirrored around the... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A rare 'Dingyao-type' persimmon-glazed bowl, 11th/12th century

A rare 'Dingyao-type' persimmon-glazed bowl, 11th/12th century Finely potted with gently rounded sides rising to a six-notched rim, supported on a short foot, applied overall with a lustrous persimmon russet glaze, thinning to a pale mushroom colour at the rim, the glaze stopping short of the base to reveal the pale white body. 17.8cm (7in) diam. Sold for £5,040 Provenance: Sven Björkland, Sweden, purchased in the 1970sNote: The shape and russet colour of the present bowl is reminiscent of Northern Song and Jin... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

A Junyao dish, 11th-12th century

A Junyao dish, 11th-12th century The shallow dish raised on a short, straight foot ring with a slightly inverted rim, covered all over with a soft blue-green glaze with a fine network of crackle. 18cm (7in) diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 - Unsold Provenance: a Swedish private collectionNote: The faint frosted crackle and pale exposed body material of the present example are comparable to those of prized Ru ware ceramics. Whilst Junyao was more typically produced in the Dayu kilns of Linru County, Jun shards have... [Lire la suite]
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