03 juin 2011

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan. Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan. Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and on the interior with a narrow band of classic scroll at the everted rim and an eight-petalled floret to the centre, the well decorated in crisp slip... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

Sotheby's to Offer the Rochefoucauld Grail: Witness of the Legend of King Arthur

The Rochefoucauld Grail, in French, illuminated manuscript on vellum, c.1315-23. Lancelot about to behead Melyagans. Estimate: £1,500,000–2,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- It is the greatest romance of chivalry produced in the Middle Ages, and its themes of friendship, treachery, ambition, achievement and star-crossed tragic lovers form the foundations of much of our modern literature. The stories of the quest for the Holy Grail, of the Lady of the Lake, of King Arthur and his court at Camelot, and of Sir Lancelot and Queen... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

Important Chinese Lacquer from Japanese Collections @ Bonhams

A fine large tixi black lacquer carved circular dish. Song-Yuan Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The interior deeply carved through the layers of thick black lacquer with a central flower head, surrounded by three registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box; 32cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 60,000, HKD 610,000 - 740,000, USD 79,000 - 95,000 The term tixi can be literally translated as 'carved rhinoceros', and is recorded in use... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2010

A Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade sold for £10,800 at Bonhams

A Fine And Rare English Silver-Hilted Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade; London Silver Hallmarks For 1705, Maker's Mark Of Thomas Vicaridge; photo Bonhams LONDON.- A broadsword dating from 1705, with a much older Scottish blade from the 14th Century, passed down through the Douglas family to Sir Alec Douglas Home of the Hirsel, former British Prime Minister, sold for £10,800 at Bonhams sale of Antique Arms and Armour, on July 28th. The inscriptions and heart referred to on the sword, hark back to a famous journey of... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2010

Footed bowl. Porcelain covered with blue glaze, Qinbai. China, Yuan dynasty, beginning of 14th century

Footed bowl. Porcelain covered with blue glaze, Qinbai. China, Yuan dynasty, beginning of 14th century. H. 10; Diam. 9.5 cm. Inv. no. 2372. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum  © 2008 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Bowl with double walls with four foliate panels where holy personages from the Taoist religion stand out in relief under bamboo leaves, framed by a fine rope of pearls that accentuates the lobed edge and is repeated in the interior. Partially translucid, it is covered with bluish glaze, described by the term qingbai... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2010

'Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa' @ the British Museum

Obalufon mask. Ife, Nigeria. Early 14th century. © Karin L. Wills/Museum for African Art/National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria. LONDON.- This spring, two major exhibitions at the British Museum will explore two important artistic traditions which flourished at the same time in different part of the worlds. Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa (4th March - 6th June 2010) will tell the story of the legendary city of Ife through some of the most refined and beautiful sculptures ever to be found in Africa,... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2009

Two longquan celadon & a celadon ceramics, Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty & Ming dynasty @ Christie's London

A rare longquan celadon fluted vase, gu. Late Yuan/early Ming dynasty, circa 14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 The globular mid-section supported on a tall splayed foot and applied with an elongated neck ending on a flaring rim, the fluted body covered overall with an unctous sea-green glaze. 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Est. £6,000 - £8,000 A rare carved celadon warming bowl. Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 Stoutly potted, the deep sides fluidly carved with a wide band of... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2009

Yuan Dynasty, Ayurbarwada Yan You Yuan Bao (1314-1320AD) XF

Yuan Dynasty, Ayurbarwada Yan You Yuan Bao (1314-1320AD) XF 550 USD @ lindascoin Ref: David Hartill #19.53 
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25 août 2009

Yuan Dynasty. Ayurbarwada Yan You Yuan Bao, 1314-1320 AD

Yuan Dynasty. Ayurbarwada Yan You Yuan Bao, 1314-1320 AD David Hartill #19.53 Temple coin $500. Price 550 USD @ lindascoin 
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16 mai 2009

A rare blue and white jar, guan, Yuan Dynasty, early to mid 14th century

A rare blue and white jar, guan, Yuan Dynasty, early to mid 14th century The wide-shouldered baluster body tapering to the foot, freely painted in a spacious composition with a wide register of a single undulating stem bearing lobed leaves and six peony blossoms seen from the front, sides and back, the shoulders painted with a meandering stem with tri-lobed leaves and six lotus blossoms seen from the three visage points between two narrow borders of classic scroll, with lotus-petal panels above the foot... [Lire la suite]
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