A.lain R. T.ruong

24 avril 2014

A small 'Longquan' celadon petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty

 

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A small 'Longquan' celadon petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

delicately potted with rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a small foot ring, covered all over with a luminous glaze of sea-green tone suffused with a network of icy crackle, the interior of the foot similarly glazed - 9.3cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP

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

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A 'Longquan' celadon zhadou, Song dynasty

 

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A 'Longquan' celadon zhadou, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the bulbous body rising from a slightly tapered foot to a wide neck flaring at the rim, covered overall in an attractive pale sea-green glaze stopping at the footring revealing the buff-coloured body - 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP

Note: Conventionally known as zhadou (leys jar) or xianglu (censer), early Longquan celadon wares of this form are unusual. The understated form, with the gentle swell of the body and broad flared neck, is complemented by the greenish-blue hues of the celadon glaze to result in a harmonious and well-balanced piece.

A closely related vessel, in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, is illustrated in Zhongguo longquan qingci [Longquan Celadon of China], Hangzhou, 1998, pl. 70; one discovered among a group of Song ceramics excavated at Lueyang, Shaanxi Province, is published in Wenwu, 1976, no. 11, pl. 6, fig. 5; another is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pl. 474; a fourth example, from the collection of Edward T. Chow, was sold in these rooms, 16th December 1980, lot 298; and another, of slightly larger size, was sold in our New York rooms, 19th and 20th March 2013, lot 34.

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

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A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Song dynasty

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A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the compressed globular body rising from three animal mask legs to a straight neck with everted rim, flanked by a pair of loop handles issuing from animal masks, covered overall in a pale greyish-celadon glaze, pierced gilt-metal cover and Japanese wood box Quantity: 3 - 10.8cm., 4 ¼ 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 carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Song dynasty

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A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted straight rim, carved to the interior with two large leafy chrysanthemum sprays and covered overall with a glossy olive-green glaze - 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP

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

A 'Moon, Clouds and Prunus' bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty

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A   'Jizhou' 'Moon, Clouds and Prunus' bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted lipped rim, covered overall with a dark brown glaze and freely painted to the interior in amber glaze with a moon amidst clouds and a prunus spray, the foot unglazed revealing the light buff body - 16.8cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP

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



A ‘Henan’ russet-painted black-glazed meiping, Song dynasty

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A ‘Henan’ russet-painted black-glazed meiping, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the tapering body rising to a flanged neck and narrowed rim, freely painted in broad russet strokes with floral sprays, all reserved on a rich lustrous black glaze stopping unevenly just short of the foot - 25.5cm., 10in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP

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

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Song Dynasty

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A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Song DynastyPhoto Sotheby's.

the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous dark black glaze with russet hare's fur streaks extending from the rim down the interior and exterior, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark grey stoneware body - 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP

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

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A carved 'Cizhou' sgraffiato meiping, Song dynasty

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A carved 'Cizhou' sgraffiato meiping, Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and barrow short waisted neck with everted dished mouth, freely carved through the layer of brown slip to the ivory-white layer beneath with a broad leafy peony scroll band between bands of overlapping radiating petals encircling the base and neck, the recessed base covered with a pale buff slip - 32.5cm., 12 3/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP

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

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A carved 'Cizhou' 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty

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A carved 'Cizhou' 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's.

the round shouldered tapering body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow waisted neck with dished everted rim, freely carved and incised through the creamy white slip around the exterior with large leafy peony branches between petal bands at the foot and encircling the neck - 31.1cm., 12 1/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP

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

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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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