13 février 2019

A rare Dingyao incised 'Daylily' deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 733. A rare Dingyao incised 'Daylily' deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate $220,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized $245,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is finely potted with deep, rounded sides rising from a flat base to a lipped rim. The interior is freely carved with daylily blossoms borne on graceful, leafy stems, and the bowl is covered inside and out with a transparent ivory glaze stopping at the... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2019

A rare Dingyao carved dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 732. A rare Dingyao carved dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Price Realized $161,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The dish has shallow rounded sides that flare to a slightly everted rim, with metal mount, and the interior is finely carved with a coiled chi dragon encircled by two leafy stems, each bearing a single flower. The interior and exterior are covered with a glaze of ivory tone that also covers the... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A molded Dingyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 730. A molded Dingyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 – $35,000. Price Realized $52,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl has rounded conical sides and is molded on the interior with four peony blooms surrounded by scrolling foliage. The bowl is covered with a glaze of ivory tone below the metal-mounted rim, and there is some pink and grey staining to the glaze below the rim on the exterior, Japanese wood box ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A small circular Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 730. A small circular Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Both the box and cover are covered inside and out with a clear glaze that ends above the flat base to expose the fine white ware. The interior rims are left unglazed, Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A small Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 728. A small Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Price Realized $27,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides and is raised on a small, circular foot. The interior is carved with a graceful, leafy stem bearing a large flower below the unglazed rim. The bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the foot onto the flat base. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A Yaozhou celadon carved dish, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 727. A Yaozhou celadon carved dish, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Price Realized $52,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Of shallow form with a slightly everted rim, the dish is freely carved in the interior with a leafy stem bearing a peony blossom with combed details, and covered allover in a greyish-green glaze, wood box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Note: With its elegant form and... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2019

A russet-glazed Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century

Lot 726. A russet-glazed Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl has rounded sides which rise to the everted foliate rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of russet color thinning on the foot to expose the pale buff ware, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 2006. Note: Two very similar russet-glazed bowls with foliate rims are... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 725. A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is molded on the interior with fish swimming amidst waves above a sea creature in the center, with radiating lines cut on the exterior, all under a pale greyish-green glaze..  Note: A pair of Yaozhou molded bowls with this design is in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated by M.... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 724. A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 29 3/8 in. (74.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 143,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The guardian is modeled standing on top of a demon with flailing arms, with his head turned to the left, the right hand raised to hold a weapon and the left hand on the hip. He is dressed in elaborate armor covered in blue, amber, green and cream glazes, and his unglazed face is modeled with a ferocious expression. ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14½ in. (36.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The figure is shown wearing a shawl draped around her shoulders that falls in long folds over her clasped hands. The delicate features of her face are detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair is pulled up in a tall coiffure. Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, Japan, March 1997. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND... [Lire la suite]