25 avril 2018

A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 968. A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 5 ¾ in. (13.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with vertical ribs formed by trails of white slip that stand in contrast to the blackish-brown glaze that continues over the rounded mouth rim to cover the interior and ends in a line above the foot. Provenance: Acquired from Roger Keverne, Ltd., London, 2012. ... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234)

Lot 969. A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234); 9 ¾ in. (23.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with groups of four spaced vertical ribs formed by trails of white slip that stand in contrast to the blackish-brown glaze that continues over the rounded mouth rim to cover the interior and ends in a line above the foot. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A Longquan celadon five-spouted jar and cover, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 971. A Longquan celadon five-spouted jar and cover, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Molded with five stepped tiers, each carved with a band of different petals and cross-hatch-pattern, with five spouts rising from the canted shoulder, the cover carved with petals and with a shaped upturned rim and a flower-form finial, covered overall with a greyish-olive-tone glaze, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 66. A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 17.8 cm, 7  in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded body carved with lotus petals, supported on a domed hexagonal plinth surmounted with lappets, the cover in the form of a crouching lion with its head slightly raised and its mouth agape. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 17B. Note: Robustly potted and intricately modelled, the present censer... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 74. A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 24.2 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted scalloped rim, the body carved with a wide band of lotus flowers borne on scrolling branches, between bands of plantain leaves, below a similar band at the neck and covered in a pale-blue glaze pooling to a deeper blue in the carved recesses. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A rare 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 59. A rare 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  of deep conical form with a groove below the lip and a shallow straight foot, covered in a thick black lustrous glaze, the interior with silver striations, the exterior with brown striations at the rim terminating in silvery-blue striations where the glaze pools short of the unglazed foot revealing the dark brown body underneath, the rim mounted in... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 75. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous celadon glaze draining to pale bluish-white at the raised edges and... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A small and rare 'Yaozhou' jar, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 69. A small and rare 'Yaozhou' jar, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1279); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the compressed globular body rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a short flared neck, deeply carved to the exterior with overlapping peony petals, the detailed veining delineated by skilfully incised lines, covered in an olive green glaze, pooling to a darker tone at the recessed areas. ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A rare Ding 'Lion' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 5. A rare Ding 'Lion' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 112,080 - USD 168,120). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The pillow is modelled with a foliate headrest carved and incised to the top with scrolling peonies, above a recumbent lion with the mouth open and the tail detailed with stylised scrolls.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12 November 2003, lot 130. A Rare Ding Ware Lion PillowRosemary Scott, Senior... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery 'Lion' pillow, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 878. A sancai-glazed pottery 'Lion' pillow, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The pillow is hollow-molded below the amber-glazed top with a recumbent lion with snarling expression and bushy tail picked out in amber, green, cream and brown glaze. Provenance: Bishop W. C. White (1873-1960) Collection, former Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection of the Royal Ontario... [Lire la suite]