19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century

Longquan celadon large saucer dish, Early Ming, 14th-15th century. Photo courtesy Marchant with gently flared rim, carved in the centre with the sacred-seed symbol hrih inSiddham script, within a lotus-shaped medallion encircled by double rings, all on a short glazed foot rim, the base with a circular unglazed ring burnt red from the firing. 36.2 cm diameter. Price on requestJapanese wood box.• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• The Siddham script sacred-seed symbol hrih is used by both... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2014

Longquan celadon two-handled pear-shaped bottle vase, Yuan dynasty, 1280-1368

Longquan celadon two-handled pear-shaped bottle vase, Yuan dynasty, 1280-1368. Photo courtesy Marchant each side moulded with a ruyi-head medallion, one with fu and one with shou-character between leafy branches of flowering camellia, one issuing from waves, the other from rockwork, all between key-fret bands on the neck and everted foot, the upright rim in the form of an open flowerhead, above two stylised elephant-head and ring handles. 20.2cm high. Price on requestOld Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2014

Celadon yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1234

Celadon yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1234. Photo courtesy Marchant with upright rim, moulded on the interior with two ducks swimming on waves between a phoenix bird in flight and a spray of three lotus branches with leaves and a central flower, covered overall in an evenolive celadon glaze.20.8cm diameter. Price on request• Formerly in a Japanese collection.• Formerly in the collection of Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954)• Formerly in the collection of the Springfield Museums,... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

Blue-splashed straw-glazed jarlet, Tang dynasty

Blue-splashed straw-glazed jarlet, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant with slender neck and upright flared rim, all on a short unglazed everted foot, the interior of the neck with a single chestnut-glazed splash. 11cm high. Price on requestOld wood box.• From the collection of Fujio Koyama, Japan.• A similar piece is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume 1, no. 256, p. 150, and was previously illustrated in Orientations magazine... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2014

Sancai pottery dish on three short feet, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Sancai pottery dish on three short feet, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant decorated in the centre with a speckled amber and straw glaze, beneath a blueglazed rim, the underside with straw glaze. 12.1cm diameter. Price on request• Formerly in a European private collection.• An amber marbled dish of similar size formerly in the Evason Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA, is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume 1, no. 250, pp. 146/7.• A... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

Sancai-splashed globular jarlet and flat cover with pear-shaped finial, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Sancai-splashed globular jarlet and flat cover with pear-shaped finial, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant covered in a bright and even shining glaze with clear and pale green glazes extending to the interior. 8.3cm high. Price on request• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.• A similar example is illustrated in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum, 1965, no. 110, p. 226; another is illustrated by Eskenazi in Chinese ceramics from the Cottle collection, 1973,... [Lire la suite]


18 avril 2014

Sancai pottery equestrian group, Tang dynasty, 618-906

Sancai pottery equestrian group, Tang dynasty, 618-906. Photo courtesy Marchant the seated figure covered in a green glaze with chestnut lapels and unglazed head, original blackpigment cap and hairwork, hands raised to hold the reins, seated on a three-colour splashed saddlecloth, the piebald horse with cream glazed body and green splashes on the neck and hind quarters, original black pigment outlines to the bridle and strappings, the hooves with chestnut splashes. 39.2cm high. Price on... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2014

A soft-paste crackle-glazed teapot and cover, Intaglio-moulded Qianlong seal mark

A soft-paste crackle-glazed teapot and cover, Intaglio-moulded Qianlong seal mark. Photo Bonhams. Of elegant rectangular form with a slightly recessed base and a sharp-angled spout opposite a C-shaped handle, one side carved with a leafy orchid spray and inscribed on the other, each side signed Beiyan Shi (northern rock), the cover surmounted by a three-clawed dragon. 9.9cm (4in) wide (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,000) The inscription reads 半甌清茗味回時北岩氏刻 which may be translated as 'with half a pot of tea, it is... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2014

An archaistic white-glazed tripod incense burner, ding. Chenghua seal mark, 17th century

An archaistic white-glazed tripod incense burner, ding. Chenghua seal mark, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. The bulbous body moulded and incised with four taotie masks above archaistic motifs and beneath keyfret scrolls at the rim, the two handles each modelled as an animal head, all raised on three slender slightly splayed legs issuing from animal heads each moulded with chilong above a yinyang symbol and archaistic scrolls, the underside with an incised Chenghua seal mark. 28.9cm (11 3/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 -... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2014

A Cizhou painted baluster vase, Ming Dynasty

A Cizhou painted baluster vase, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The rounded body painted in black on the white slip ground with three lozenge-shaped panels, one with an elaborately-armoured horseman galloping through a rocky landscape carrying a spear, another with two male figures, one carrying a child on his back, discovering another child tied to a tree, and the last with a deer prancing freely over a hare, all surrounded by tightly packed spirals, and enclosed with decorative bands of larger spirals and tendrils at the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
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