03 septembre 2019

A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' Guan-type faceted hu vase, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 777. A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' Guan-type faceted hu vase, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644). Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. © Sotheby's. the slightly compressed pear-shaped body formed with eight facets all supported on a slightly splayed foot, set with two lug handles at the neck, covered overall in an even sage-green glaze suffused with a fine craquelure. Note: Starting around 1200, the Longquan kilns began to imitate the Guan wares produced at... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2019

A pair of relief-decorated Qingbai 'prunus' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 774. A pair of relief-decorated Qingbai 'prunus' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Height 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's. each set over a slightly flaring foot and swelling to a generously rounded shoulder and short, conical neck, the shoulder applied with long prunus branches extending around the body and studded with small globular buds and sprig-molded blossoms, the opposite side of the shoulder applied with a crescent moon accented... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou'-type white-glazed handled vase, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 731. A 'Cizhou'-type white-glazed handled vase, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm. Estimate USD 5,000 — 7,000. © Sotheby's. of pear shape, rising from a short foot to a tall columnar neck and everted rim, the shoulder set with a pair of lion masks suspending mock ring handles below an incised double-line band, covered overall with a milky-white slip beneath a clear glaze stopping above the foot ring revealing the buff-colored body. Provenance: Collection of Russell... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

An incised celadon-glazed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 726. An incised celadon-glazed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Sotheby's. stoutly potted, the deep rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior freely carved with a wide frieze comprised of five stylized upright petals, each enclosing foliate scrollwork, all centered by an auspicious four-character mark Jinyumantang within a single-line square, covered overall in a pale bluish-green glaze. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

A large lavender-blue 'Jun' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 700. A large lavender-blue 'Jun' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cm. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered with a pale blue glaze thinning to a brown-flecked buff color at the rim with tones of lavender below the inner and outer rim, the glaze pooling around the neatly finished, slightly splayed, unglazed brown foot. Provenance: Collection of Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858-1937).Gifted to the Art... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

A rare large Qingbai chrysanthemum-shaped box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 1039. A rare large Qingbai chrysanthemum-shaped box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 7/8 in. (12.23 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The box and cover are each molded with chrysanthemum petals on the sides, and are covered inside and out with a transparent glaze of pale bluish-white tone with the exception of the base, exposing the fine white ware; Japanese wood box. Property from the Linyushanren Collection. Christie's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2019

A very rare large Longquan celadon barrel-form jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 1047. A very rare large Longquan celadon barrel-form jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 9 ½ in. (23.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The jar is decorated in relief on the exterior with a continuous peony scroll interrupted by a pair of animal-masks suspending rings, between rows of small bosses applied to the raised bands above and below. It is covered overall with a glaze of soft sea-green color that thins on the... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

A Jun deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1030. A Jun deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bowl is formed with deep rounded sides rising from the slightly tapered foot to the slightly incurved rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of milky, sky-blue tone thinning to mushroom at the rim and falling in a somewhat irregular line onto the foot, which is similarly glazed on a small area of the interiorsilk pouch, Japanese wood box. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

A large Cizhou black-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1027. A large Cizhou black-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bowl has deep, rounded sides, and is covered inside and out with a thick black glaze stopping just above the foot, a circular area of the interior center has been left unglazed exposing the buff ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2019

Xu Bing's Ode to Walt Whitman Exhibited at Brooklyn Museum's Reinstalled Asian Art Galleries This October

Xu Bing (Chinese, born 1955). Square Word Calligraphy: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman, 2018. Ink on paper, 89 3/8 x 48 13/16 in. (227 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Xu Bing to the Brooklyn Museum in honor of his father, 2018.24a-b. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist) Brooklyn Museum will highlight an artwork that honors the famous American poet Walt Whitman on his 200th birthday, on view from October 25, 2019–April 26, 2020. One: Xu Bing features a new... [Lire la suite]