01 septembre 2019

A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 756. A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the sturdily potted body of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a wide rolled-lipped rim, covered overall with a rich burnt-umber brown glaze deftly carved through to the buff ground with two bands of luxuriantly scrolling leafy foliage reserved between line borders, the neck and base unglazed.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019 ... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 882. A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); Height 10 3/8  in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body resting on a slightly splayed foot, sweeping to a slender waisted neck and flared rim, freely painted with two floral sprays between triple line borders, the neck with upright leaf-form lappets enclosing scrolls, the exterior, mouth and recessed base glazed white, the footring unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large celadon-glazed 'Longquan' ‘Twin fish’ charger , Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 780. A large celadon-glazed 'Longquan' ‘Twin fish’ charger , Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the subtly rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior with two sprig-molded fish swimming with the tails sweeping upward, their scales and fins crisply defined in high relief, the cavetto incised with a continuous foliate scroll, the exterior carved with upright petals, covered overall in a... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' 'tobi seiji' stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 778. A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' 'tobi seiji' stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 3 1/4  in., 8.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the waisted stem encircled by two raised fillets and supporting a bowl with rounded sides flaring at the rim, covered overall in a lustrous sage-green glaze whimsically splashed with dabs of iron-brown transmuting to iridescent tones from firing, wood stand (2). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019
01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1052. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 ½ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The globular body supported on three cabriole legs rises to a straight neck applied with a pair of upright loop handles. The censer is covered with a glaze of sea-green tone, metal cover, Japanese wood box. Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019
01 septembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1051. A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 ½ in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The globular body is surmounted by a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of fish-dragon handles between two single bow-string bands, all below a lipped rim. It is covered overall in a glaze of soft sea-green color, cloth pouch, Japanese wood box. Note: Longquan vases with the type of handles seen on the current... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1049. A carved Longquan celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12 in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The heavily potted jar is carved with four panels of flowers, including peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and foliate scroll, all above a band of narrow petals and below a saw-tooth band on the neck, and is covered overall with a glaze of pale sea-green tone that also covers the interior and interior of the foot, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1064. An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later; 8 ¾ in. ( 23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The bell is carved with a band of the Eight Trigrams between borders of applied florets, and the rim and the shoulder are carved with wave bands, all below a handle formed by two mythical beasts, and all covered with a glaze of soft sea-green color,  softwood stand, mallet. Provenance: Private collection, Kansai, prior to the Meiji period... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1046. An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped body is carved with lotus scroll, above a band of upright petals. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves and is flanked by a pair of fish-form handles suspending fixed rings. It is covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze with scattered iron-brown splashes,  Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1044. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019.  The deep sides are raised on three cabriole legs and carved in relief with the Eight Trigrams, bagua, between raised bands. The exterior is covered with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the rim into the partially glazed interior, and over the lower edge onto the base around an unglazed circle in the center,  Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]