03 janvier 2008

A yellow glazed porcelain bowl - Kangxi Mark and Period

A yellow glazed porcelain bowl - Kangxi Mark and Period Of inverted bell form, the biscuit incised with a five-petal flower roundel centering the floor of the well and repeating around the exterior walls combined with cloud scrolls above a jeweled lappet border, the yellow enamel covering the interior and exterior walls and the six-character mark written in underglaze blue regular script within a double ring beneath a colorless glaze across the recessed base (restored). 4 3/4in (12cm) diameter - Sold for $1,100 plus Premium... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2008

A Yaozhou celadon glazed stoneware deep bowl - Late Northern Song Dynasty

A Yaozhou celadon glazed stoneware deep bowl - Late Northern Song Dynasty The evenly toned celadon glaze covering all surfaces except the bottom of the foot rim, and serving to accentuate the crisply carved interior with a design of a freely rendered lotus set within an ogival reserve surrounded by a ring of vegetal scrolls, the exterior rim finished with a grooved band. 7 1/2in (19cm) diameter - Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 18 Dec 2007. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco,... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2008

A carved wood horse head - Warring States to Han Dynasty

A carved wood horse head - Warring States to Han Dynasty The fragment carved in two sections to include the strongly arched and spreading neck supporting the elongated head with alert eyes, flared nostrils and open jaw revealing tongue and teeth, the surfaces extensively weathered and showing remains of pigments (restored). 17 1/2in (44.5cm) high - Sold for $5,000 plus Premium and tax Provenance: Roger Keverne, LondonBonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 18 Dec 2007. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California
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02 janvier 2008

A pieced bronze lamp - Han Dynasty

A pieced bronze lamp - Han Dynasty Including a tall conical finial with separately cast circular drip pan that fits over the vasiform shaft rising from a cylindrical base, the shoulder of the shaft fitted with three curving arms that terminate in leaf-shaped drip pans, the various sections covered with a mottled green patina and some earthen adhesions. 28 3/4in (73cm) high - Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 - Unsold Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 18 Dec 2007. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California
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02 janvier 2008

Three monochrome glazed ceramics

Three monochrome glazed ceramics The first a Ming style stoneware deep dish with an extensively degraded celadon glaze (repaired); the second a deep saucer dish, also covered with an extensively degraded celadon glaze (chipped); the third an oval lotus leaf shaped bowl with a densely crazed ivory glaze (chipped) - diameters from 15 to 6 1/2in (16.5cm) - Estimate: $200 - 300   Bonhams. SoMa Estate Auction, 13 Jan 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco
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02 janvier 2008

A large neolithic grey pottery jar

A large neolithic grey pottery jar The thinly walled container potted with a scooped mouth and a pair of curving slab handles to the waisted neck, a canted shoulder and long body tapering inward to the flat base, the burnished surfaces mottled from grey to dark russet (repaired). 17 3/4in (45cm) high - Estimate: $500 - 700Bonhams. SoMa Estate Auction, 13 Jan 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco
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02 janvier 2008

Two painted gray pottery funerary models of horses

Two painted gray pottery funerary models of horses The first a Han partial figure including the head and upper body ; the second a Northern Wei model standing with its four legs attached to a rectangular plinth (both with remains of pigment, repairs, losses) - lengths 11 3/8 and 9 3/8in - Estimate: $200 - 300   Bonhams. SoMa Estate Auction, 13 Jan 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco
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01 janvier 2008

Two massive blue and white porcelain covered jars - China, Kangxi Period

Two massive blue and white porcelain covered jars - China, Kangxi Period Each of elongated ovoid form finished with a waisted neck and unglazed recessed base, painted in cobalt outline and wash with opposing figural reserves: one jar alternating panels of beauties and children in a European-style turreted castle with a battle scene involving two warriors on horse back; the other jar alternating the panels of beauties and children with an assembly of war tents, military and civil officials before a central figure standing on... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2008

A Junyao shallow dish - China, Northern Song/Jin Dynasty, 12th Century

A Junyao shallow dish - China, Northern Song/Jin Dynasty, 12th Century Potted with an upright rim finishing the shallow curving well and supported on a canted foot ring, the pale bluish-grey glaze displaying a web of craze lines, thinning to a grey-green around the rim and and the foot (repaired). 7 1/4in (18.5cm) diameter - Sold for $1,800 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 18 Dec 2007. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California
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01 janvier 2008

A carved limestone Buddhist stele - China Tang Dynasty

A carved limestone Buddhist stele - China Tang Dynasty Depicting three Buddhas seated side by side in European style, each dressed in monk’s garments that fall in rhythmic folds across each body, the hair combed into two whorls fronting the remains of a low ushnisha rising from a head surrounded by five miniature seated Buddhas within a bodhi–leaf nimbus carved in shallow relief to the background of the leaf-shaped stele, the front base of the stele displaying four lines from a votive inscription and the reverse roughly... [Lire la suite]
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