18 mai 2011

An unusual white stoneware flask in the form of a leather pouch. Liao Dynasty, 10th Century.

An unusual white stoneware flask in the form of a leather pouch. Liao Dynasty, 10th Century. Photo Sotheby's the lower part of oval section, the upper part terminating in a flat bracket-lobed flange and tubular spout with everted lip, the flange enclosed by a raised border and pierced with a hole surrounded by an incised heart-shaped motif, the narrow sides outlined by applied bands of clay to simulate sewn gussets, the near-white stoneware covered with a white slip and a transparent ivory-tinged glaze, leaving the flat base... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

Kangxi blue and white porcelains for Islamic market @ Christie's London

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain vase, China, 1662-1722. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. On a spreading foot rising to high shoulder, with white metal mount capped by dome with pointed finial, decorated with chrysanthemums and scrolling vines - 12in (30.5cm) high - Estimate £1,200 - £1,500. Price Realized £3,750 A pair of blue-and-white Kangxi export ware vases with later metal mounts, China, 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. Of globular form, decorated with swallows and cherry blossoms, with... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2009

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century The rounded body with flatter underside and short foot, rising to a slowly widening tubular mouth, the broad rounded shoulder with a main band of three large roundels each containing a small central blue bird combat roundel within a band of meandering flowering vine, the interstices with floral designs, above a band of blue roundels with animal combat groups alternating with drop-shaped panels, remains of similar designs around the neck, surface decoration now... [Lire la suite]
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