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]
08 février 2010

White stoneware lobed dish. China, Northern Song dynasty, late 10th - early 11th century

White stoneware lobed dish. China, Northern Song dynasty, late 10th - early 11th century A white stoneware dish, supported on a straight ring foot, the broad rim rising steeply from the convex well and divided into six lobes. The thinly potted stoneware is covered in an ivory tinged glaze that leaves only the inside outer edge of the rim unglazed, where the glaze has been wiped away. Both the base and the foot are covered in glaze. Diameter: 6 3/4 inches, 17 cm. Height: 1 3/4 inches, 4.5 cm. Price on application ... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2010

Pottery basin with painted decoration. China, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pottery basin with painted decoration. China, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD Diameter: 15 inches, 38 cm Height: 3 3/4 inches, 9.5 cm  Price on application A grey pottery basin, the shallow bowl rising gently from a circular foot ring and with a second tier sharply angled upwards to a broad, flat rim. The bowl is painted in white and red pigments; the central reserve has a decoration of stylised fish-like creatures, surrounded by a band of cloud-scroll pattern (yun wen). The well of the basin is painted with a band of... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2010

Two dishes. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435

Dish. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435 Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware). H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. Inv. 1979.165. The Asia Society New York The designs on this Xuande-era dish, consisting of a single, large floral spray in the center of the interior and four different floral sprays along the interior rim, are painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Crepe myrtle is painted in the... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23)

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23) Diameter : 16.50 cm - Price on application A bronze mirror of TLV type, the centre with a round knob through which a cord can be threaded. Arranged around this knob, which is centred on a quatrefoil ornament within a square, are the Spirits of the Four Directions – dragon, tiger, bird and turtle – each with their companions: the blue dragon, galloping deer, feathered immortal and upstanding toad, all executed in low-relief and in minute detail. Incorporated in this band... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2010

Rare Figural Sancai Glazed Rhyton, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Rare Figural Sancai Glazed Rhyton, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907) Glazed Earthenware. Height: 4 7/8 inches - Sold The drinking cup of trumpet-form is crisply molded and finely hand-finished. The handle, formed of a leafy stem, issues a stippled Buddha’s hand citron upon which is straddled a high-capped Central Asian figure with a large wine jar in his arms. The mouth of the cup is decorated with symmetrically applied lotus blossoms. A lustrous Sancai glaze is applied overall and three spur marks at the base reveal the pale... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2010

Brown Coromandel Ten Panel Screen, China, Kangxi (1662 - 1772)

Brown Coromandel Ten Panel Screen, China, Kangxi (1662 - 1772) lacquer. Height: 45 3/8 inches Width per panel: 9 3/8 inches - Price On Request The ten panel carved brown lacquer screen is decorated with a continuous scene of the “One Hundred Boys” (shua wa wa) engaged in a variety of play: a group of boys frolicking in a lotus-strewn pond, soaring high on a swing, leaping in animated dragon dance, and kite flying. Others imitate more adult pursuits: one dresses as a dignitary being carried aloft in a sedan, another poses as... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2010

Rare Brown Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, China, Yongzheng Mark And Period (1723 - 1735)

Rare Brown Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, China, Yongzheng Mark And Period (1723 - 1735) porcelain. Diameter 6 7/8 inches - Price On Request The dish is finely potted with a foliate rim formed by forty-four moulded petals with fluted tips radiating out from the slightly sunken well, the lobed underside continuing to the similarly moulded foot. Covered overall with an evenly applied coffee-brown glaze, the base glazed white with the six-character mark of Yongzheng within a double blue circle. Inspiration for these elegant and... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2009

A small zoomorphic ewer. Yue kilns - China, Jin Dynasty (265-420 century)

A small zoomorphic ewer. Yue kilns - China, Jin Dynasty (265-420 century) © Wei Asian Arts Pale green glazed pottery. L : 15 cm - Price On Request Notes: Determining the name and the function of these lion-shaped vessels has been subject of discussion among scholars. This example with an handle might have served as ewer. This pale green glazed porcelaneous ware is typical of the pottery of “yue “ or celadon wares in the province of Zhejiang. A similar example is kept in the museum of the Zhejiang Province. Ref: “Zhongguo... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2009

Costume (William Miller, publisher).

Costume (William Miller, publisher). photo Sotheby's A fine group of seven beautifully illustrated works published by William Miller and reprinted by Thomas McLean, in folio (14 x 10 in.; 355 x 255 mm) and uniformly bound, as follows: Est. 7,000—10,000 USD - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  10,625 USD [Mason, George Henry]. The Punishments of China. London: William Bulmer & Co. for Miller, 1804 [but after 1819]. Titles and text in English and French, 22 handcolored stipple-engraved plates by... [Lire la suite]
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