01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of conical form, decorated on the interior with a pair of long-tailed phoenix, interspersed with a butterfly and a floret, all reserved in rich dark brown against the densely variegated buff ground, the exterior splashed and streaked with tan-colored  'tortoiseshell' markings, stopping short of the narrow knife-paired foot. Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' 'Plum Blossom' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' 'Plum Blossom' bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a grooved rim, the interior with two birds each perched on a plum blossom branch reserved in rich dark brown against the densely variegated buff ground, the exterior applied with a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige stopping short of the knife-pared foot.  Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm Sotheby's. Song... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' 'Ruyi' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' 'Ruyi' bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall with a rich brown glaze and painted in the interior with a stylized band of ruyi encircling a five-petaled floret enclosing tight scrolls, the exterior with irregular cafe-au-lait splashes in imitation of tortoiseshell. Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm Notes: See a related bowl of similar size in the Museum of East... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the robustly potted body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze suffused with russet 'hare's fur' streaks extending from the rim down the interior and exterior, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the purplish-brown stoneware body. Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm Notes: Although bowls of this type were made in... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A small 'Jun' tripod censer, Jin dynasty

A small 'Jun' tripod censer, Jin dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on three short cabriole legs, the short broad neck culminating in a wide angled galleried rim, covered inside and out with a lightly crackled thick milky-blue glaze fading to mushroom at the rim, the tips of the feet left unglazed revealing the reddish-brown body, wood stand (2). Height 2 9/16  in., 6.5 cm Notes: A tripod censer of similar size, shape and glaze... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2015

A pair of green 'Jun' bubble bowls, Song dynasty

A pair of green 'Jun' bubble bowls, Song dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each rising from a short straight foot to shallow rounded sides, covered overall with a thick lustrous soft grayish-green glaze suffused with crackles thinning towards the rim, the footrim unglazed revealing the reddish-brown body, wood stands (4). Diameter 4 in., 10 cm Notes: The Jun kilns located in the counties of Yu and Linru in Henan province are best known for wares applied... [Lire la suite]


28 février 2015

A rare 'Jun' cupstand, Song dynasty

A rare 'Jun' cupstand, Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the hollow bowl with rounded sides collared by a saucer dish with a curved rim, supported on a hollow cylindrical foot, covered overall with a pale blue glaze, suffused throughout with minute white flecks, draining on the extremities to a mushroom color and stopping short of the knife-pared foot on the exterior. Width 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm Literature: Dan-jiong Tan, Zhongguo taoci shi [History of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A 'Jun' 'Bubble' bowl, Yuan dynasty

A 'Jun' 'Bubble' bowl, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved mouthrim, applied overall with a pale blue glaze thinning to a buff color at the rim, the interior with a splash of purple in varying shades and turning to green towards the center, all supported on a slightly flared foot. Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm Literature: Dan-jiong Tan, Zhongguo taoci shi [History of Chinese Ceramics], Volume Two, Taipei, 1985,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A large sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song - Jin dynasty

A large sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song - Jin dynasty. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. superbly potted rising from a short straight foot to deep rounded sides, applied overall with a rich glaze of milky lavender blue suffused with a pale crackle and thinning to mushroom at the rim, the glaze stopping irregularly just short of the foot. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika [Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A large 'Jun' mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty

A large 'Jun' mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides indented to form ten-petaled lobes, covered allover with an opaque pale blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the ribs and the rim, the base with five spur marks revealing the gray body. Diameter 10 1/4  in., 26 cm Notes: This dish is an outstandingly fine and rare example of Jun ware for its large size and delicate shape which is covered in a fine pale blue glaze. With... [Lire la suite]


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