25 mai 2010

Chinese ceramics @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10 London

An extremely rare 'ge' brushwasher. Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's finely potted, the lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly concave base to an everted rim, covered overall with a thick and lustrous soft grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey and gold crackles, the base with six spur marks revealing the blackish body beneath - 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. - Est. 80,000—220,000 GBP Lot Sold 993,250 GBP NOTE: The delicate potting and glaze that thins at the rim to reveal the black body with a prominent crackled effect... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2010

Indonesia fails to sell shipwreck treasure at auction

Yue ware type kendi, 10th century, diameter 21 cm, height 19 cm. JAKARTA .- Indonesia failed on Wednesday to auction a 10th century treasure trove which was salvaged from a Chinese shipwreck off Java island about five years ago because there were no bidders. Organisers had hoped to raise USD 80 million from the 271,000 items that were supposed to go under the hammer at a government auction house in Jakarta But officials said bidders were probably deterred by government rules that require bidders to deposit 20% of the... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2009

'Yue' Ewer, Five Dynasties Or Early Northern Song Dynasty

A 'Yue' Ewer, Five Dynasties Or Early Northern Song Dynasty the melon-shaped body vertically delineated by double ribs to create six shallow lobes, the long waisted neck decorated with three incised lines at the bottom, flanked by two small loop handles, the curved spout set antipodal from the ribbed handle, culminating in the lipped rim, all supported on a short slightly flared foot, applied overall in a thin light-green glaze pooling to a deeper color in the recesses, Japanese wood box (2). height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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