20 mars 2022

A 'Xing' brush washer, Sui-early Tang dynasty

Lot 304. A 'Xing' brush washer, Sui-early Tang dynasty (589-907). Diameter 6⅝ in., 16.8 cm, Japanese wood box. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Bluett and Sons, Ltd., London (according to label). Japanese Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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20 mars 2022

A 'Xing' circular white-glazed box and cover, Five dynasties

Lot 303. A 'Xing' circular white-glazed box and cover, Five dynasties (907-960). Diameter 3 in., 7.8 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: English Private Collection (by repute). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
20 mars 2022

A rare small 'Xing' white-glazed mirror, Late Tang-Five dynasties

Lot 302 A rare small 'Xing' white-glazed mirror, Late Tang-Five dynasties. Diameter 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Asian Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 9th November 2018, lot 248. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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20 mars 2022

A rare white-glazed cup, Sui-Tang dynasty (589-907)

Lot 301 A rare white-glazed cup, Sui-Tang dynasty (589-907). Diameter 3⅜ in., 8.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Japanese Private Collection (by repute). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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20 mars 2022

A 'Xing' conical bowl, 9th-10th century

Lot 300. A 'Xing' conical bowl, 9th-10th century. Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London. Asian Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 9th November 2018, lot 270. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022
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20 mars 2022

A 'Xing' white-glazed tripod waterpot, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 299. A 'Xing' white-glazed tripod waterpot, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 3⅛ in., 8 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Japanese Private Collection (by repute). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

20 mars 2022

A rare large white-glazed cup, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 298. A rare large white-glazed cup, Sui dynasty (581-618). Diameter 4⅞ in,, 12.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection.  Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th March 2006, lot 8. Note: Remarkable for its large size, this cup is a rare example of the high quality white wares produced during the Sui dynasty. Related cups have been discovered from Sui dynasty tombs, but are mostly of smaller size. See, for example, a group of... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2022

A white-glazed jar, Sui-early Tang dynasty

  Lot 297. A white-glazed jar, Sui-early Tang dynasty. Height 4¾ in., 12 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Asian Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 9th November 2018, lot 265. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022  
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20 mars 2022

An extremely rare white-glazed pear-shaped vase, Sui-Tang dynasty

  Lot 296. An extremely rare white-glazed pear-shaped vase, Sui-Tang dynasty (589-907). Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. Note: Compare a vase of this form in the collection of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, attributed to the 8th century, published in White Ceramics of the East: The Genuine Pure World, Tokyo, 2012, pl. 11. See two other examples of the same shape, attributed to the Sui... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2022

An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century

      Lot 295. An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century. Height 12⅜ in., 31.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 22nd September 2005, lot 297. Note: It is extremely rare to find vessels of this early date made of marble, a medium that was then used for carving figural or animal sculptures. A few white marble vessels, such as a footed... [Lire la suite]