21 février 2020

A Yixing teapot and cover

Lot 260. A Yixing teapot and cover. Height 4 3/4 in., 12 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 370,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with gently bulging sides tapering towards the recessed base, set with a short spout opposite the loop handle, the base incised Chongzhen renwu nian Yongqing zhi (made by Yongqing during renwu year of Chongzhen' reign, corresponding to 1642), the low domed cover surmounted by an oval knop. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2020

A 'Cizhou' faceted stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 172 . A 'Cizhou' faceted stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the eight-sided cup flaring towards a lipped rim, each side with a molded and dark-brown and russet painted figure of an entertainer, the base with an impressed wave pattern above a band of dark-brown painted overlapping petals, all supported on a splayed foot, the interior inscribed ren at the base, all on an... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 169. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.6 cm . Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an indented slightly everted rim, the interior with papercut-resist decoration of thirteen dark brown plum blossom florets, one central the others scattered evenly over the surface, all on a lively grayish-blue speckled ground draining from the rim to a pale amber, the exterior applied with rich brown... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2020

A white-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 167. A white-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. rising from a short straight foot to shallow rounded sides, covered overall in a grayish-white glaze save for the footrim, the base incised with a ying character.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London, 11th January 1985. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015
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16 février 2020

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 166. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising to a waisted neck supporting a cupped mouth with a rolled lip rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of dragon handles springing up from the shoulders and biting the rim of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a very pale straw white glaze pooling in the recesses.  Provenance: John Sparks... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2020

A Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 56. A Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 121⁄4 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - £5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The dish is decorated to the centre with a moulded dragon, the cavetto detailed with a foliate scroll, the celadon glaze pooling a darker tone within the carved recesses. The unglazed ring to the base is fired an orange tone. Christie's. The Art of China: Spring Edition, 20 February 2020

14 février 2020

A purple-splashed Jun water dropper, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 55. A purple-splashed Jun water dropper, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 11 cm. (41⁄4 in. (wide). Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The dropper is modelled in the form of a pair of pomegranates, with two small holes to the top of each fruit, beside a cup, with two holes in the adjoining wall that allow water to flow in. It is covered in a pale blue glaze, splashed with purple. . Provenance: Schoenlicht Collection, no. 189 (according to label). ... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 77. A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD.Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form with a sloping broad shoulder set with a waisted neck and an everted mouth rim, covered overall in a glossy black glaze profusely splashed with vivid russet floret medallions, the rim further dotted with russet, the glaze stopping neatly above the white-slip painted... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2020

A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1326. A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of shallow form with flared sides, covered all over in a thick glaze of greyish-blue tone suffused with a network of black crackle continuing onto the base, the foot left unglazed to expose the buff grey ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Private English collection.Bluett... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2020

A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1322. A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7 7/16 in. (18.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The interior well carved with a gracefully swaying stem, enclosed within a quatrelobe cartouche and surrounded by scrolling foliage below a narrow incised line, with a grooved band below the rim on the exterior, covered overall with an attractive olive-green glaze which continues onto the... [Lire la suite]