28 mars 2011

A large straw-glazed pottery amphora. Sui-Early Tang dynasty.

A large straw-glazed pottery amphora. Sui-Early Tang dynasty. photo Sotheby's the tall ovoid body surmounted by a waisted neck rising to a cupped mouth, flanked by a pair of dragons biting the rim, their bodies coiled around the neck, their lower legs and tails resting on the shoulders, covered overall in a straw-colored glaze; height 21 1/4 in., 54 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2011

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark to base

Fine and rare Chinese stained elephant ivory amphora on stand. 18th century, three character mark tobase. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Slender Kangxi style pink stained amphora, carved with beaded neck over tapering body, raised on delicate foliate blossom stand.  Total H: 6 in. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Supporting arms of stand reglued; age-appropriate wear throughout with loss to monochrome stains Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C.

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C. Side A: nine figures in two registers, the upper with seated female holding wreath and phiale looking back at a naked seated youth with thyrsos, and a standing female with garland and phiale who looks towards a naked seated youth with staff, the lower register with seated female offering phiale to standing naked youth with wreath and flower, and a naked youth leaning on a staff with arm outstretched towards a seated female with casket, another standing youth with staff to right,... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2009

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng delicately potted with an elongated ovoid body tapering to the countersunk foot, the sloping shoulder sweeping up to a slender flaring neck with triple filets 'three string' (san xian) collaring the base of the neck, the body decorated with a band of blue bagua trigrams around the shoulder, above four yin-yang symbols painted in two shades of contrasting cobalt blue, all above deftly painted and well-controlled bright copper-red... [Lire la suite]