02 septembre 2019

A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

   Lot 847. A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The powerful, seated lion is shown scratching its head with its left rear paw, and with a ribbon hung with a tassel tied around its broad chest. The body is covered with an amber glaze, the chest with a straw glaze and the curly mane and beard with a... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 768. A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 7  7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a slightly concave interior, with an upturned rim rising from slanted sides above a low foot, finely and freely carved to the center with a lotus bloom and large leaf borne on scrolling stems, covered overall in a bright celadon glaze of olive-green tone the rim and pooling to deeper shades around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 728. A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep flaring sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior impressed with a well-articulated scrolling band of six peony flowers borne on a leafing stem, centered by a stylized floret, the exterior incised with a frieze of stylized overlapping petals, covered overall in a lustrous olive-green translucent glaze pooling... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 723. A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the well rounded sides rising to a short neck set with a flange below the lipped rim, the body freely painted in amber-ocher tones with stylized foliate motifs all against a glossy black glaze, stopping neatly at the unglazed foot ring, the recessed base black-glazed. Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 723. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep sides flaring to an everted rim, the interior dappled lightly with pale russet fleckings against a rich brownish-black-glazed ground, boldly contrasting with the largely persimmon-toned exterior thinning to reveal the black-glaze ground around the rim and base, the glaze stopping neatly at the unglazed, buff-colored... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 722. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular body with steep slightly rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze suffused and accentuated with bold russet splashes stopping neatly above the unglazed foot, the similarly-decorated domed cover with a gently upturned rim surmounted by a stem-form finial (2). ... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 721. A brown-glazed meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender body flaring slightly at the foot and rising to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a constricted neck and everted rim, six pairs of raised vertical ribs descending from the shoulder to the midpoint of the body, covered overall in a dark brown glaze stopping unevenly above the foot revealing a buff-colored clay. Provenance: Guy Mayer Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 719. A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 13 3/8  in., 34 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ruyi-head outline, the top incised with a shaped medallion enclosing three peony blooms borne on a leafing stem within a five-line border and delicate cloud scrolls, the slightly tapering sides freely carved with combed foliate motifs between multi-line borders, covered overall with a bright semi-translucent leaf-green glaze pooling effectively... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' carved 'lotus' pillow, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 717. A 'Cizhou' carved 'lotus' pillow, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Width 10 7/8  in., 27.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the elegantly shaped trefoil top deftly incised through the creamy-white slip revealing the buff-colored body, with a conforming medallion enclosing a luxuriant lotus flower borne on a leafing stem reserved against a ‘fish-roe’ ground, enclosed within a double-line border, and raised on a tall pentagonal base, all covered with a clear glaze... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 715. A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a slightly flared foot, freely painted and incised on the exterior with two floral sprays in dark brown on a ground of creamy-white slip beneath a colorless glaze, stopping short of the foot revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior dark brown. Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson... [Lire la suite]