02 décembre 2018

A rare brown-glazed 'basket-weave' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 629. A rare brown-glazed 'basket-weave' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the ovoid body moulded with the 'basket-weave' pattern, set with two small tubular handles at the shoulder, the domed cover similarly decorated, covered overall save for the rims and base in a brown glaze.  Provenance: Collection of Warren E. Cox, New York (label).Collection of Dr Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2018

A Qingbai cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 628. A Qingbai cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 10.5 and 15.3 cm, 4 1/8  and 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the cup with rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot and flaring to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a six-lobed cupstand pierced with trefoil motifs.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 15th July 2000. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Qingbai stem bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 627. A Qingbai stem bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the bowl supported on a splayed foot carved with petals below a disc-shaped collar encircling the stem, the domed cover applied with a finial in the form of a gnarled branch, applied overall with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 18th April 2001. Property from... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2018

An unusual Qingbai 'Toad' water-dropper, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 625. An unusual Qingbai 'Toad' water-dropper, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  modelled in the form of a rotund amphibian, naturalistically depicted with large bulging eyes and dense characteristic bumps on its back, its mouth pierced to pour water, applied overall with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 18th April 2001. Property from... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Qingbai 'Boys' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 621. A Qingbai 'Boys' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 15,000-20,000 HKD. Lot sold 20,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  with deep flaring sides rising from a short tapered foot, the interior decorated with two boys amidst scrolling lotuses, applied overall save for the base with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018
02 décembre 2018

A Jian 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 620. A Jian 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 12.9 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 15,000-20,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  of conical form, applied with a black glaze with cascading 'hare's fur' streaks stopping short above the foot and revealing a buff-coloured stoneware.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 28th January 2000. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2018

A rare Qingbai 'peony' box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 619. A rare Qingbai 'peony' box and cover, Song dynasty; 10.6 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000-40,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  of circular section with the barbed sides divided into eight bracket lobes, deftly carved and combed to the top with a peony spray in low relief, surrounded by a border of undulating foliage, applied overall save for the rims and base with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A rare celadon-glazed boat, Song dynasty

Lot 615. A rare celadon-glazed boat, Song dynasty; 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000-20,000 HKD. Lot sold 40,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  modelled in the form of a boat with a figure steering the boat, and two passengers seated at a table beneath a domed canopy, covered overall save for the base in an olive-green glaze.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 537 (one of three). Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A rare celadon-glazed barbed 'Floral' dish, Ming dynasty

Lot 614. A rare celadon-glazed barbed 'Floral' dish, Ming dynasty; 20.2 cm, 8 in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the flaring sides rising from an angled base and short tapered foot to a barbed rim, the interior carved with a rosette medallion encircled by a leafy floral band, the exterior with freely carved swirls.  Provenance: Collection of George Eumorfopoulos (label).Manchester City Art Gallery (label).Collection of Dr Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

A rare pair of Longquan celadon jars and covers, Song – Ming dynasty

Lot 611. A rare pair of Longquan celadon jars and covers, Song – Ming dynasty; 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. each modelled in the form of a drum, the rounded body applied with a pair of mock handles, decorated with bands of raised bosses above the foot and around the cover rim, covered overall save for the interior and base in an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]