06 avril 2020

A rare numbered purple-glazed Junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1304. A rare numbered purple-glazed Junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,800,000 - HKD 4,800,000. Price Realized HKD 3,480,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  The strongly potted shallow bowl has a band of fifteen 'nail-head' bosses applied above the three ruyi feet, and a further eighteen bosses between a horizontal rib and the lipped rim, all covered in a thick glaze, the exterior predominantly a rich... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2093. A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the small knife-cut foot to the very slightly everted rim, and is covered allover with a glaze of rich reddish-brown color that thins on the rim and also covers the base, Japanese wood box. Note: Although the Yaozhou kilns are... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A small Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-brown-glazed jar and a cover, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2100. A small Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-brown-glazed jar and a cover, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The tapering, high-shouldered jar is decorated with rust-colored splashes of slip that have fired matte in contrast to the lustrous black glaze that falls from the bottom of the short, brown-glazed neck to an irregular line lower on the body above a thin brown... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2087. A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The tapering ovoid bottle is carved through the dark khaki-brown glaze to the buff-colored ground before firing with a broad band of leafy scroll reserved on a striated ground between double-line borders, and with another single line above the foot. Provenance: Warren E. Cox, New York,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

  Lot 2086. A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The rounded, conical body is covered below the russet-edged rim with a lustrous, russet-dappled, blackish-brown glaze that is decorated on the interior with five large russet splashes composed of small russet flecks, and on the exterior falls in an irregular line on a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2085. A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century; 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The pillow is made in the shape of a recumbent tiger with its head resting on the front paws, and the dished center of the back is decorated with a scene of a water bird amidst the grasses of a pond below two birds in flight above. The decoration is painted in brown and pale russet... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type brown-painted black-glazed ovoid bottle, xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2084. A Cizhou-type brown-painted black-glazed ovoid bottle, xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 15,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The broad, high-shouldered body is freely painted in russet brown slip on two sides with a large flower, perhaps suggesting an iris or a lily, that has fired matte in contrast to the lustrous blackish-brown glaze that covers the body and the small, waisted mouth. The... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A rare Cizhou-type silver-decorated black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2082. A rare Cizhou-type silver-decorated black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl has deep conical sides that become upright near the russet-edged rim, and is covered with a blackish-brown glaze decorated in silver glaze on the interior with a central flower head below four large flowers, each centered by a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2020

A rare Cizhou cream-glazed carved crescent-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 2083. A rare Cizhou cream-glazed carved crescent-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The canted top is well carved through the white slip with a leafy peony spray bearing three flowers, and around the sides with a band of foliate scroll, all within striated borders surrounded by a plain cream field, and under a clear glaze that continues onto the... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2020

A small carved Dingyao dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2098. A small carved Dingyao dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl has shallow sides rounding upwards in a slight flare to the metal-mounted rim, and the interior is carved with a leafy stem bearing a single lotus. The dish is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that also covers the base, box. Note: A pair of related... [Lire la suite]