21 juin 2011

Recently discovered masterpiece of Islamic art: a treasure from Cairo. The thousand year-old Fatimid rock crystal ewer

Bergkristallkrug aus der Keir Collection. Ägypten – wahrscheinlich Kairo, fatimidisch, spätes 10. bis frühes 11. Jh.  Fassung in Gold durch Jean–Valentin Morel, 1854 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Sammlung Edmund de Unger, Foto: Andy Smart BERLIN.- The discovery of this intricately crafted rock crystal ewer recently caused a sensation on the British art market. The priceless object first made a stir in the press for being a 'sleeper', after being originally priced between ₤100 to ₤200 and mistaken by a smaller auction house... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2011

Pair of Wedgwood Neoclassical Style Black Basaltes Figural Wine and Water Ewers. Date cipher for 1884

Pair of Wedgwood Neoclassical Style Black Basaltes Figural Wine and Water Ewers. Date cipher for 1884. Photo Doyle New York Comprising a merman and a satyr representing Neptune and Bacchus, respectively, each seated on the shoulder and clinging to a dolphin mask or a ram's head, on a square base. Height 16 inches. each figure appears to have been partially ground down in the area of the top of the forehead; no other apparent chips, losses, hairlines, etc.; each is stamped on the underside: WEDGWOOD above an upper case letter "M"... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2011

A Qingbai-type phoenix-head ewer, 10th century.

A Qingbai-type phoenix-head ewer, 10th century. photo Sotheby's the plain ovoid body rising to a tall tapering neck surmounted by the head of a phoenix, pierced to form the spout, the crest now missing, applied overall with a translucent glaze of pale blue tone; height 14 3/4 in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby & Co., London, 14th November 1972, lot 334 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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28 mars 2011

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty. photo Sotheby's the bulbous body rising to a trumpet neck, the rounded shoulders with a tapering cylindrical spout opposite a three-stranded strap handle terminating in a stylized lion's head biting the rim of the neck, the overall ivory glaze finely crackled; height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby & Co., London, 14th November 1972, lot 270. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2011

A large pair of iron-red ewers. Kangxi period & rare "clobbered" copper red vase, 18th century

A large pair of iron-red ewers. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Decorated with an overall pattern of scrolling chrysanthemum vine on the washy iron-red ground, a row of overlapping white petals around the bases and flowers at the molded neck band and rim; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 A rare "clobbered" copper red vase, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The pear-shaped body painted in underglaze copper-red with Buddhist lions and then enameled in... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1)

Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25.  Lady Lever Art Gallery. Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations. Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2010

A blue and white ewer from the Hoi An cargo, Vietnam, 15th/16th century

A blue and white ewer from the Hoi An cargo, Vietnam, 15th/16th century. photo courtesy Nagel H. 23,5 cm - Estimate €900 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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25 octobre 2010

A very fine and extremely rare Imperial blue and white porcelain ewer, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period

A very fine and extremely rare Imperial blue and white porcelain ewer, China, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel H. 25,5 cm - Estimate € 300 000 Provenance: Former property of an American private collection - From an European private collection, bought at Nagel, 12th November 2004, Lot 1570 Cf. 'Selected Porcelain of the Flourishing Qing Dynasty at the Palace Museum', Hong Kong 1994, S. 161 - 'Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red III - The Complete Collection of... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2010

Two exceptionally rare imperial embellished gold ewer & jue and stand. Mark and Period of Wanli

An exceptionally rare imperial embellished gold ewer. Mark and Period of Wanli. photo courtesy Sotheby's inspired from a Persian metal form, the flattened pear-shaped body rising from an oval spreading foot to an elegant tall-waisted flaring neck, set to one side with an S-shaped spout and to the other with a tall strap handle with ruyi-head terminal, adorned on either side of the body with a large peach-shaped panel enclosing a gold filigree five-clawed scaly dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' in the form... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière

A pair of French ormolu-mounted porphyry ewers. Circa 1870, in the manner of Pierre Gouthière. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each of slender ovoid form with dolphin handle and mask spout, on a circular base, 26¾ in. (68 cm.) high (2). Estimate £25,000 - £40,000. Price Realized £46,850. Provenance: Mrs. Derek Fitzgerald, Sotheby's London, 22 November 1963, lot 113. Notes: This elegant pair of porphyry vases are enriched with jewel-like ormolu mounts in the manner of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1814), who executed... [Lire la suite]
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