10 mai 2009

A very rare xingyao octagonal alms bowl, 10th/11th century

A very rare xingyao octagonal alms bowl, 10th/11th century the rounded bowl above the slightly concave sides each applied with an animal mask with open jaws revealing a loose ball within, the eyes set below heavy brows with small pricked ears and horns, with simulated bamboo borders, the rim impressed with florets at each corner and a continuous thin band of ring punching. 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Est. 300,000—500,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Peter Selinka Collection. Sotheby's London, 30th March 1978, lot 153. EXHIBITED: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2009

A fine engraved celadon-glazed bowl, China, Ming dynasty, 15th ct

A fine engraved celadon-glazed bowl, China, Ming dynasty, 15th ct Very small restored chip to rim. D. 18,4 cm. Est. 1200 Provenance: Property from the collection of an old German industrial family, acquired in the 1920'ies. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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03 mai 2009

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and of the period

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and of the period With rounded walls rising to the slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated with an iron-red and a green enamelled dragon pursuing the flaming pearl alternating with two swooping phoenix, with a band of the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) alternating with lappets below the rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing a writhing iron-red dragon pursuing the flaming pearl amidst fire scrolls.14.8cm (5¾in) diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonham's.... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2009

A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' bowl. Mark and period of Kangxi

A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' bowl. Mark and period of Kangxi the rounded sides deftly incised on the exterior with two faint dragons, applied over in green, yellow and aubergine glazes with a sprig of peony on one side and a sprig of camellia on the other side, the interior left white, the underside inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze-blue. 15 cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD. Unsold. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 09. Hong Kong www.sothebys.com photo... [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)
07 avril 2009

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century

A Samanid calligraphic slip-painted pottery Bowl. East Persia, 10th Century composed of fragments mounted to form a bowl, painted in manganese on a white ground with inscriptions in kufic. 33.5 cm. diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Footnote: Inscriptions in kufic probably consist of: wa ma kathir alfa alf musahib wa an,.. al-kathic, ‘And what is abundant is an intimate companion and if …. it is abundant’. Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2009

A moulded glass Bowl . Persia, 10th/ 11th Century

A moulded glass Bowl . Persia, 10th/ 11th Century in a dark bluish-green tone, with a tooled rim on straight flaring walls and pushed-in base with a conical kick and pontil mark underneath, blown into a mould decorated with vertical ribbing sandwiching a horizontal row of six omphalos motifs. 15 cm. diam., 6.3 cm. high. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000. Unsold. 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)
06 avril 2009

A blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Mark and period of Wanli

A blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowl. Mark and period of Wanli painted around the sides in bright cobalt-blue with a dragon and phoenix separated by two large peony blooms striding through a continuous scrolling vine with verdant leaves, set between a band of overlapping ruyi heads around the foot and double-line bands below the rim, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a large lança character within a double-circle, with a band of further lança characters below the rim, the base inscribed with the... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2009

A Large Carved Longquan Celadon Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

A Large Carved Longquan Celadon Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century heavily potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot and rising to a foliate rim, freely carved on the interior with two large lotus flowers issuing from a meander of leafy curling stems, set below double-bands at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a broad lotus scroll, covered overall in a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a darker colour in the recesses of the carving. 34.5 cm., 13 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2009

A superb pair of 'famille rose' mille-fleurs bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng

A superb pair of 'famille rose' mille-fleurs bowls, marks and period of Yongzheng each with white porcelain body delicately potted with gently sloping sides, meticulously painted on the exterior with a dense and lush profusion of floral blooms and their foliage, including pink, purple, orange and yellow peonies, prunus blossoms, yellow mallows, orange lilies, pink lotuses, yellow hydrangeas, pink chrysanthemums, pinks, asters, dahlias, camellias, white magnolias, narcissus, blue morning glories, and a ripe... [Lire la suite]