22 avril 2021

A Qingbai lobed cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 229. A Qingbai lobed cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 ⅝ in., 9.2 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 7,560 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a splayed foot, rising to a hexalobed everted rim, the stand molded with a central raised ring within a six-lobed rim, resting on a splayed recessed base formed from six lappets, each pierced with a central heart-shaped motif, the cup and... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2021

A Qingbai jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 227. A Qingbai jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 ⅛ in., 8 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body encircled by a single raised filet below the tall cylindrical neck, covered in an icy-blue glaze pooling around the shoulders, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial and similarly decorated, the base unglazed (2).  Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1989. American Private... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2021

A rare carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 227. A molded sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 8 ⅞ in., 22.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising to a metal-bound rim, the center incised with a freely-drawn lotus seed pod and furled leaves within an incised medallion, the cavetto decorated with stylized lotus blossoms, Japanese wood box (4).  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. Note: While the lotus is a... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2021

A molded sancai-glazed 'conch shell' pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 222. A molded sancai-glazed 'conch shell' pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 3 ¾ in., 9.5 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a conch shell, two sides of the rim incurved and pierced with small apertures along the edges flanked by two spouts, the exterior decorated with star-shaped patterns, covered overall in amber, green and cream-splashed glazes.  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2021

A carved 'Ding' 'dragon' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 140. A carved 'Ding' 'dragon' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 138,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with flared sides rising from a flat base to a six-lobed rim, the interior swiftly incised with a sinuous chilong amongst foliate scrolls, applied overall with a creamy ivory glaze, the lobed rim bound in copper. Property from the Studio of Serendipitous Encounters. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2021

A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 132. A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2021

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

  Lot 130. An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 6 ¼ in., 16 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 721,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi) or chicken heart (jixin), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a short, narrow foot, finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2021

A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

  Lot 125. A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 ¼ in., 15.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a short neck with lipped rim, the body with a series of evenly-spaced raised vertical lines of white slip, a pair of ridged and tapering strap handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and thinning to cream at the raised ribs and stopping well... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2021

A rare black-dotted 'Jian' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 120. A rare black-dotted 'Jian' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 ⅜ in., 11.3 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered in a mottled, pale gray glaze dappled with evenly spaced black dots, the glaze stopping short of the foot to reveal the dark gray body. Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection. Provenance: Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2021

A 'Jizhou' 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 118. A 'Jizhou' 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 ⅛ in., 10.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 27,720 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides covered with a black glaze thinning to russet at the rim, the interior imprinted by a finely articulated broad leaf, its furled edges, veining, and stem captured in white and russet tones, the foot left unglazed revealing the pale buff body. Property from the Aoyama... [Lire la suite]