17 février 2019

Property from the Collection of James E. Breece III sold at Christie’s New York, 18 – 19 September 2014

Lot 761. A green-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125);14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The tall, pouch-shaped body tapers to a pinched neck and is applied with nine bosses below a rope-twist handle and cylindrical spout from which trail three slender straps. The flask is covered with a bright green glaze over a white slip falling short of the splayed foot to expose the pale buff ware. Property from the Collection of James... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2019

Chinese Floral motif bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province.

Chinese Floral motif carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province.
16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 758. A Cizhou-type painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.4 cm.) high. Estimate $8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The body is painted in brown on a white ship with two wide bands of flowers and leafy sprays below a classic scroll border encircling the shoulder, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: Frank Caro Gallery, New York. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 754. A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bottle is carved through the dark khaki-brown glaze to the buff- colored ground before firing with a broad band of leafy scroll above a band of petal decoration in the center and a band of petal lappets above the foot, all within double-line borders, Japanese double wood box. Provenance: A Japanese... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 752. A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Bowl 7 1/8 in. (8.1 cm) diam.; box and cover 3 in. (7.5 cm). Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is carved with dense cloud scroll with combed details, stopping short of the rim, and is covered allover with a crackled glaze of aquamarine color that also surrounds the unglazed center of the base, which has burnt pale brown in the firing. The... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

A Longquan celadon ‘Dragon’ jar, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 751. A Longquan celadon ‘Dragon’ jar, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $50,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The body is carved with upright petals below a scrolling band on the rounded shoulder on which an applied dragon stands as it encircles the neck below the upcurved rim. The jar is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green color that thins on the raised areas, and also covers the inside of the foot,... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A small Junyao saucer dish, Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 750. A small Junyao saucer dish, Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279); . Estimate $2,000 – $3,000. Price Realized $22,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The dish has widely flared sides and is covered inside and out with a crackled glaze of milky sky-blue color that thins to mushroom on the edges of the everted rim and falls irregularly to the edge of the foot ring. 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Property from the Collection of Charles and Margot Nesbitt, Oklahoma City. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2019

Chinese carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province

Chinese Dragon carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province. Chinese Mythical Beast carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province. Chinese Mythical Beast (dragon?) carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province. Chinese Mythical Apsara? carved bricks, Southern Dynasties (5th-6th century), Changzhou Museum, Jiangsu province. Chinese Mythical Beast (Unicorn) carved bricks, Southern Dynasties... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550

Lot 810. A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, pear-shaped outer body surrounds an inner tubular body and has an openwork design of peony and camellia rising from rocks on either side of a shoucharacter on one side and pomegranate and chrysanthemum rising from waves to flank a fu character on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 807. A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The vase has a globular body and tall long neck flanked by tubular handles, and is covered allover in a glaze of slightly olive, sea-green color which falls in a line above the unglazed base, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Note: The form... [Lire la suite]