13 août 2014

Back on Song ceramics sold at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

A rare Jizhou splashed black-glazed bowl , Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Potted with rounded flaring sides rising from a knife-cut foot ring to a finger-grooved band below the lipped rim, the interior with recessed center boldly decorated with an irregular pattern of swirls of variegated russet and pale milky brown color reserved on the blackish-brown ground, the exterior similarly decorated; 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., box. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized: $30,000 ... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln support on the interior and the surrounding unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; with a Meiji... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, the center carved with a central peony spray below two lotus sprays and two peony sprays in the well, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) diam., box, wood stand. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $10,000 Notes: Several examples of this type are known,... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Two Jian ware tea bowls, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jian ware tea bowl,  China, Fujian province, Song dynasty (960-1279), stoneware, tenmoku glaze, silver rim, 6.9 x 12.4 cm. Purchased 1965. EC4.1965. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The tea bowl was made in the Song dynasty (960-1279) in the south-eastern province of Fujian and was a type of stoneware produced in vast quantities for everyday use. Its appeal is in its glaze colour and texture and in the well-potted functional form. These bowls,... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Two Henan ware, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Henan Blackware vase, circa 1200, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Henan Province, stoneware with a black glaze, 4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm. Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993. 332.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Two Song dynasty Yue ware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Covered box, Yue ware, 10th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with incised design, 3.5 x 6.2 cm: a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 579.1993.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro... [Lire la suite]


11 août 2014

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 584.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 2.7 x 10.8 cm. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1998. 60.1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney  'Guan' means 'official' and imperial Guan wares were made for the newly established Southern Song court after the style of wares made previously for the northern court at Kaifeng. Produced at the Guan kilns... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

An Yixing stoneware 'toad and tree trunk' vessel. Inscribed Chen Zhongmei

An Yixing stoneware 'toad and tree trunk' vessel. Inscribed Chen Zhongmei. Photo Bonhams. Deftly potted in the form of a hollow tree trunk with naturalistic whorls and knots, one side with a large frog climbing up and peering over the rim, detailed with large beady eyes and warts on the back revealing it as the male of the species, the underside impressed with the four-character zhuanshu potter's seal mark, the stoneware of a creamy dark brown colour with lighter speckles. 7.2cm wide. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€38,000 -... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A very rare Yixing stoneware archaistic 'recumbent deer' vessel. Inscribed Chen Zhongmei

A very rare Yixing stoneware archaistic 'recumbent deer' vessel. Inscribed Chen Zhongmei. Photo Bonhams. Exquisitely potted as an elegant deer with legs tucked under its round body, carefully incised with fur markings and a pair of antlers flanking the tall neck rising to a flared mouth rim, the underside of the belly with the impressed four-character zhuanshu artist seal mark, the stoneware of a grainy creamy dark brown tone, wood stand carved with archaistic taotie masks. 14cm long. (2). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€72,100) ... [Lire la suite]


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