21 septembre 2021

A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 165. A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty; 9 1/8in (23.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,475). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The low-set ovoid body carved with two whorl-shaped reserves on each side and divided by two broad strap handles attached from the mouth rim and the body, bands of geometric patterns carved into the neck. Note: Many non-Han people lived in southwest China, even after the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. Unusually shaped amphorae, such as the present lot, may... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

A Massive Straw-Glazed 'dragon-handled' Amphora, Xing or Gongxian kilns, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 162. A Massive Straw-Glazed 'dragon-handled' Amphora, Xing or Gongxian kilns, Tang dynasty (618-907); 22 1/4in (56.5cm) high. Sold for US$ 12,750 (€ 10,862). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of extremely large size, the elegant rounded oviform body set below a tall waisted neck with a cup-shaped mouth, two dragon-form strapwork handles rising from the shoulder and biting the rim of the mouth, all under a finely-crackled straw glaze of green hue, attractively pooling at the shoulder and cup-shaped mouth. ... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A rare Longquan celadon bucket-shaped water pot, mizusashi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 296. A rare Longquan celadon bucket-shaped water pot, mizusashi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€ 1,000 - 1,500). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Modeled in imitation of a wood-slatted bucket with slightly out-curving upright handles with arched cross-piece, and a fitted Japanese lacquer folding lid. Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 163. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a central medallion enclosing a diaper pattern, encircled by composite floral scrolls at the cavetto, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring exposing the burnt orange clay body. Property of a Georgia Private... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 162. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 13⅛ in., 33.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 sturdily potted, the gently rounded fluted sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted bracketed rim, the interior finely molded with a central medallion of a flowering peony bough, covered overall with an even translucent sea-green glaze save for a wide ring on the recessed base burnt orange in the firing. ... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 90. A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each of barrel shape, with four rectangular openwork panels each enclosing a large bloom and combed leaves, set against carved stylized floral scrollwork between rows of raised florets, the top carved with a floret diaper ground, all under a translucent olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recesses. From... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2021

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' jar and cover, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 89. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' jar and cover, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty. Height overall 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of compressed baluster form, the body freely carved with a stylized lotus scroll issuing furling leaves above a band of upright lappets encircling the base, the similarly decorated cover modeled as an undulating lotus pad with a stem-form knop, all covered with a translucent jade-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 22⅜ in., 56.9 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides tapering slightly towards the base and rising to a galleried rim, boldly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding above a lotus pond, each with a serpentine scaly body emitting flame wisps, a spiky ridged spine, and sharp talons, the pond teeming with lingzhi, waterweeds, and lotus in green, yellow, or... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A Massive Caparisoned Sancai-Glazed Ferghana Horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 162. A Massive Caparisoned Sancai-Glazed Ferghana Horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 28 1/2in (72.2cm) high; 31 3/4in (80.7cm) long. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 31,562 (€ 26,889). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with head turned very slightly to its left, with hogged mane and tail, its powerful chestnut body adorned with exceedingly well-modeled apricot-leaf trappings over the hind quarters, saddle and around the lower neck and head,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

A large Junyao dish, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 240. A large Junyao dish, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 5/16in (21cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 40,000 - 70,000 (€ 34,000 - 59,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The thickly potted dish rising from a short foot rim to a flat everted rim and covered with an elegant turquoise-blue glaze with rich purple splash to one side, the glaze thinning to a mushroom color on the side of the cavetto and at the rim edge and continuing on the underside to the foot and interior of the base, five spur marks visible... [Lire la suite]
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