29 avril 2017

A qingbai incised lobed bowl, 13th century

Lot 138. A qingbai incised lobed bowl, 13th century, 18.1cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams. Of conical form supported on a short foot, the sloping sides raising to an elegantly everted rim with six lobes, carved with floral petals to the interior, covered all under a lustrous pale glaze.  Provenance: a European private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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29 avril 2017

A Jizhou slip-decorated 'phoenix' bowl, 13th century

Lot 139. A Jizhou slip-decorated 'phoenix' bowl, 13th century, 11.8cm (4 5/8in) diam.. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€5,900 - 9,500). Photo: Bonhams. The bowl with shallow rounded sides rising to an indented rim, the interior painted in buff slip with a pair of long-tailed phoenixes surrounding a stylised blossom and two butterflies, all reserved on a black ground, the exterior covered with a similar black glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the light stoneware body.  Provenance: a French private collection ... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A persimmon-glazed meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 130. A persimmon-glazed meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279), 12 ¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,160 - USD 76,740). Photo Sotheby's. The elegant tapering vase is modelled with high shoulders and a slender short neck with an everted rim. The vase is covered with a rich brown glaze with a fine iridescent lustre which stops slightly short of the unglazed foot. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the late 1970's, by repute, formerly from a private Japanese collection.The... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A persimmon-glazed truncated meiping, tulu ping, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 129. A persimmon-glazed truncated meiping, tulu ping, Song dynasty (960-1279), 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 31,975 - USD 44,765). Photo Sotheby's. The vase is modelled with a flaring neck above a broad, high-shouldered body which tapers to the flat base. The surface, apart from the base, is covered with a rich russet glaze with subtle metallic lustre.  Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in late 1970's.The dating of the current lot is consistent with... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, guan, 16th-17th century

Lot 124. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, guan, 16th-17th century; 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,716 - USD 10,288) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The body of the jar is carved with moulded panels each enclosing peach, begonia, asters, and peonies, all above a stiff leaf band by the foot. The cover is decorated with scrolling flowers surrounding a brown-washed Buddhist lion finial. The jar and cover are covered in a thick olive-green glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A matched pair of fahua garden seats, Zhengde period (1506-1521)

Lot 12. A matched pair of fahua garden seats, Zhengde period (1506-1521); The highest 15¼ in. (38.7 cm). Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,860 - USD 19,290) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each decorated with a wide band of incised lotus scrolls decorated in slip on a turquoise ground, framed by two rows of raised bosses. The sides are applied with two animal-head handles. The gently domed tops are decorated with a central flower head surrounded by four lotus leaves. Provenance: From the private collection... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2017

A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 121. A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted and raised on three mask-and-paw feet, the shallow rounded sides carved with the 'Eight Trigrams' between bands of applied floret bosses encircling the incurved rim and base, covered overall with a lustrous sea-green glaze falling short of the centre of the interior and the raised bevelled disc on the base, both burnt orange in the... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A glazed 'dragon' tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 204. A glazed 'dragon' tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 13.5 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on animal-mask surmounted cabriole legs, rising to a cylindrical neck and galleried rim, moulded with two dragons chasing a 'flaming pearl', covered to the exterior and interior of the rim with a green-tinted glaze over a white slip, the base of the feet unglazed. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe. ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A 'Huozhou' white-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 205. A 'Huozhou' white-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1366); 11 cm, 4 3/8  in.  Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow, rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, moulded on the interior with a continuous scene of ducks among waves, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze save for an unglazed ring in the interior and the bottom of the foot. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe.Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 552 (part). Bibliography: Bo... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A white-glazed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 206. A white-glazed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 11 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted pie-crust rim, covered overall with a creamy-white glaze save for an unglazed ring in the interior and interior of the foot. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe.Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 552 (part). Bibliography: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]