02 septembre 2019

A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1024. A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The shallow bowl has straight sides, and the interior is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with stripes of matte russet glaze, which pools in a line on the exterior where the body tapers towards the knife-cut foot. Property from the collection of Dr. Maurice Berger Provenance: The Falk Collection... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1010. A carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bowl with flared, rounded sides is carved on the interior with a lotus spray, and is covered inside and out with an olive-green glaze with areas of crackling and thinning towards the foot, the base is unglazed. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London, June 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A Yaozhou celadon conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1009. A Yaozhou celadon conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 6,000 - USD 8,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep, slightly rounded conical sides that rise to a slightly flared lipped rim are applied on the interior with five slender ribs of slip that define five petals, and the bowl is covered inside and out with an olive-green glaze that thins on the ribs.  Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare Ding white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1008. A rare Ding white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - USD 20,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The ovoid body is decorated with a bow-string band on the shoulder, the tall trumpet neck flaring to an undulating rim further incised with bow strings, and all raised on a tall spreading foot. The vase is covered with a glaze of creamy-white color that continues inside the mouth and onto the base..  Note: Created at the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare Qingbai 'willow basket' , Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 1006. A rare Qingbai 'willow basket' , Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate 8,000 - USD 12,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The exterior is finely incised with parallel lines forming concentric semi-circles on two sides. A row of iron-spot bosses encircles the shoulder between two incised lines. The jar is covered inside and out with a glaze of even pale blue color that ends in an irregular line around the unglazed, flat base which has burnt pale orange in the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A Ganzhou 'willow basket' jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 1005. A Ganzhou 'willow basket' jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,000 - USD 6,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The unglazed exterior is finely combed with parallel lines forming concentric semicircles on two sides and, at their longest, continuing under and across the small flat base. There is a combed band encircling the neck above a row of pointed bosses of white glaze. The rolled rim and interior are covered with a white glaze.  Property from a... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664)

Lot 1003. A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664); 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The seal of square section is surmounted by a lion, with its head turned sharply to one side. The seal face is carved with a three-character name. It is covered overall with an ivory-white glaze with faint crackles.  Property from a Princely Collection. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden. Early Chinese... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

   Lot 847. A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The powerful, seated lion is shown scratching its head with its left rear paw, and with a ribbon hung with a tassel tied around its broad chest. The body is covered with an amber glaze, the chest with a straw glaze and the curly mane and beard with a... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 768. A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 7  7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a slightly concave interior, with an upturned rim rising from slanted sides above a low foot, finely and freely carved to the center with a lotus bloom and large leaf borne on scrolling stems, covered overall in a bright celadon glaze of olive-green tone the rim and pooling to deeper shades around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 728. A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep flaring sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior impressed with a well-articulated scrolling band of six peony flowers borne on a leafing stem, centered by a stylized floret, the exterior incised with a frieze of stylized overlapping petals, covered overall in a lustrous olive-green translucent glaze pooling... [Lire la suite]