A.lain R. T.ruong

24 avril 2014

Prehnite, Tanzanite, Celestite, Natrolite, Osmium, Quartz, Epidote

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Quartz and Epidote - Imilchil, Morocco

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Natrolite - Imilchil, Morocco

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Prehnite on Tanzanite

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Osmium

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Celestite

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A rare and large 'Cizhou' 'Dragon Fish' basin, Song dynasty

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A rare and large 'Cizhou' 'Dragon Fish' basin, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the deep flaring sides rising from an angled recessed base to a broad everted rim, freely incised through the creamy-white slip with a large scaly winged dragon fish - 36cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to an incurved rim, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze boldly splashed with purple to the interior and exterior, thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the footring unglazed revealing the dark brown body - 15.8cm., 6 ¼ in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the deep flaring sides rising from a spreading foot to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze splashed with purple on the interior just below the rim, thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the foot unglazed revealing the buff-orange body - 19.7cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty

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A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the deep flaring sides rising from a spreading foot to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze irregularly splashed with purple on the interior, thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the foot unglazed revealing the buff-orange body - 19.3cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP

Provenance: Bluett’s, London (according to label).

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A moulded ‘Ding’ ‘Dragon’ dish, Song dynasty

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A moulded ‘Ding’ ‘Dragon’ dish, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a copper-bound rim, finely moulded to the interior with a dragon medallion encircled by keyfret and lotus bands in the well, covered overall with a creamy-white glaze - 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A carved ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ dish, Song dynasty

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A carved ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ dish, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a widely flaring rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus scroll and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze, characteristically pooling in tear-drops to the exterior - 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 8th November 2006, lot 275.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A small carved ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ bowl, Song dynasty with a ‘Ding’ six-lobed dish

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A small carved ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ bowl, Song dynasty with a ‘Ding’ six-lobed dish. Photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a six-lobed rim, freely carved to the interior with a lotus, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze leaving the rim unglazed. Quantity: 2 - 11.3cm., 4 ½ in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A moulded ‘Ding’ ‘Dragon’ dish, Song dynasty

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A moulded ‘Ding’ ‘Dragon’ dish, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base, the interior moulded with a sinuous chilong amongst foliate scrolls bearing pomegranates bursting with seeds, all encircled by a foliate scroll below a keyfret border, covered in an ivory-white glaze - 14cm., 5 ½ in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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A 'Jun’ ‘Lotus Bud’ waterpot, Song dynasty

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A 'Jun’ ‘Lotus Bud’ waterpot, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

modelled in the form of a lotus bud, the deep rounded sides gently tapering to an incurved rim, all supported on a short foot, covered overall in a pale lavender-blue glaze pooling to a milky sky-blue tone at the edges, thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim - 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

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