25 août 2010

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century.  Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Standing on a circular base with his right hand in abhaya mudra and his left holding the end of his sanghati, chakras incised on the palms, his face with inlaid pupils and urna, the hair rising to a tiered conical ushnisha; 14 in. (35.5. cm.) high - Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Provenance: Biancardi Collection, Paris and Sydney, formed 1960s-1980sAcquired in Sydney, 2003 Property from a private Australian collection ... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2010

Two Central Javanese Period Gold Rings @ Theresa McCullough

Ring. Java, Central Javanese Period, 9th century. Solid cast and repoussé gold. Height: 1 ¼ in (3.2 cm) © Theresa McCullough Price on application Provenance: American Collection, purchased New York art market, 1995. A gold ring with a cast band, enlarged at the shoulders, and decorated with stylized floral motifs with central nagas, finished with a row of granulation in an oval shape to accommodate the bezel, which is elaborately formed with a cast moulded flange secured with two rows of coiled gold wire, and a... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2010

White stoneware bowl China, Tang dynasty, 8th or 9th century

White stoneware bowl  China, Tang dynasty, 8th or 9th century A white stoneware shallow bowl, the thickly potted, gently rounded sides rising from a neatly cut, disc-like foot and terminating in a turned-over rim. The interior and exterior of the bowl are covered in a transparent glaze, leaving just the foot unglazed, exposing the fine white clay underneath. Diameter: 5 3/4 inches, 14.6 cm Height: 13/4 inches, 4.5 cm. Price on application Notes: The broad, flat foot on this type of bowl is sometimes referred to as... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2009

Himalayan Art Attract Buyers in New York, Selection of Works to be Shown in Hong Kong‏

Vasudeva, India, Kashmir, 9th century. Brass with silver inlay. Height: 11⅜ in (29 cm) Visitors to Carlton Rochell’s gallery in the Fuller Building, New York, were fascinated by the exhibition of twenty-five works from Tibet, Nepal and India from a European private collection shown jointly with London dealer Rossi & Rossi from 11 to 25 September.  Six of these sold to American and European collectors, at prices ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.  One of the most important pieces to find a buyer was a... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

An Abbasid calligraphic pottery Bowl. Mesopotamia, 9th Century

An Abbasid calligraphic pottery Bowl. Mesopotamia, 9th Century with rounded sides and everted rim, decorated with green splashes and a line of pseudo-kufic in the centre, on a cream ground. 20 cm. diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
23 mars 2009

A Diamond Engraved Blue Glass Bottle, Possibly Nishapur, North East Iran, 9th Century

A Diamond Engraved Blue Glass Bottle, Possibly Nishapur, North East Iran, 9th Century With rounded body rising from slightly flared foot to tall slightly tapering neck, the body engraved with a register of reciprocal triangles filled with concentric roundels, above and below a minor band of dotted motifs, around the shoulder a register of kufic inscription and a further band of triangles filled with hatching, neck restored. 7 5/8in. (19.3cm.) high - Estimate £20,000 - £30,000  Notes: The inscription around the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

An Abbasid Tin Glazed Pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century

An Abbasid Tin Glazed Pottery Bowl, Mesopotamia, 9th Century Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the light grey interior painted in cobalt-blue with a single phrase of flowing kufic, extending from the edges above and below are four green dashes and from either side a hand reaching inwards, the exterior plain, repaired breaks. 7 7/8in. (20cm.) diam. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000 Notes: The kufic inscription across the middle of this bowl reads: 'amal Bassa(?) (The work of Bassa (?)).This is a particularly... [Lire la suite]