19 août 2019

A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 525. A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The vessel crisply molded as a dragon-fish cradled within the open petals of a lotus flower and grasping a pearl in its mouth, the handle of the vessel set between the wings and tail and formed by the undulating trail of a swirling cloud, the details picked out in amber, green and straw... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2019

Back on Tang dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 510. An amber and straw-glazed painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the left, the pricked ears, mane and tip of the tail covered in an amber glaze running down the crisply modeled face and muscular neck, the body covered in a transparent straw glaze, the saddle with orange pigment and the saddle blanket left... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019

A pair of painted grey pottery faceted jars and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) 

Lot 505. A pair of painted grey pottery faceted jars and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Each faceted pear-shaped body painted on two sides with a rampant bird-like dragon, the other two sides with a taotie mask and ring handle, below a band of blades, raised on a tall flared foot, the faceted cover similarly painted. Provenance: Paris Biennale. The result of... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 712. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The jar is decorated on one side with two immortals greeting Shoulao, who is shown seated under a pine tree flanked by a deer and an incense stand supporting a censer. The reverse is decorated with a scene of four scholars at various pursuits amidst large pine trees, clouds and lingzhi. The shoulder is decorated with ruyi panels... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 705. A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robustly potted vessel is decorated in relief with The Eight Immortals separated by monster masks and beaded roundels suspending various auspicious emblems, all below geese and florets on the shoulder and above a band of stylized lotus lappets above the foot. The relief decoration is reserved on a mottled dark blue ground. Provenance: Mrs. Howell... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A rare reticulated Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 704. A rare reticulated Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The jar has a broad, tapering body decorated with scenes of scholars, some on horseback and some accompanied by attendants, alternating with mythical beast masks and beaded roundels suspending various emblems and tassels. The scenes are set within a continuous openwork landscape, which incorporates the façade of a building with a figure emerging... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2019

A pair of small molded Longquan celadon pear-shaped vases,Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 702. A pair of small molded Longquan celadon pear-shaped vases,Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 7/8 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each vase is molded with peony scroll within ruyi-shaped panels on the body and flanked by a pair of applied fixed-ring handles at the neck and shoulder below the flaring mouth. Each vase is covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A rare Jizhou stencil-decorated pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 701. A rare Jizhou stencil-decorated pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 8 1/8 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is elegantly potted and decorated on either side with a stenciled, stylized flowerhead reserved against a dark brown glaze, and fixed-rings handles are on the shoulder. Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1964. Literature: R.... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A Junyao bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1341. A Junyao bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century, together with a green Jun shallow dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 3/8 and 6¼ in. (18.8 and 15.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With rounded sides covered inside and out with a milky blue glaze thinning to mushroom at the rim; together with a green Jun shallow dish, Song-Jin dynasty, covered inside and out with a crackle-suffused glaze of soft grey-green color. ... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A Junyao bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1333. A Junyao bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of rounded conical form, covered inside and out with a glaze of light blue color thinning to mushroom on the rim and falling in a somewhat irregular line onto the foot which is similarly glazed on the interior. Provenance: Anthony R. Derham Collection. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]