09 avril 2017

A Junyao purple-splashed 'lotus bud' waterpot, Northern Song–Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3202. A Junyao purple-splashed 'lotus bud' waterpot, Northern Song–Jin dynasty, 9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (45,379 EUR) (48,259 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a neatly cut footring and tapering to the mouth, the exterior and base unctuously applied with an opaque blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the exterior further accentuated with liberal splashes of... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2017

A large and rare Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 3221. A large and rare Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366), 20.3 cm, 8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,700,000 HKD (447,744 EUR) (476,153 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising to a constricted neck and wide everted mouth, the bulbous body applied with a pair of mythical beast masks, alternating with a pair of high rectangular arch-handles modelled as human... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A Junyao 'human figure' 'puzzle' cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3217. A Junyao 'human figure' 'puzzle' cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366), 10.3 cm, 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,900,000 HKD (592,958 EUR) (630,581 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently incurved rim, the interior centred with a stylised dome modelled in the form of an inverted lotus blossom enclosing a small figure depicted clad in robes, the dome with four hemispherical openings on the sides to allow... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

An extremely rare Junyao octagonal Buddhist ritual vessel, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 3211. An extremely rare Junyao octagonal Buddhist ritual vessel, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366), 23.7 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,140,000 HKD  (622,001 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully and sturdily potted with tapering sides rising to a flat border encircling a circular bowl-shaped cavity, each sloping side fashioned with a cusped opening revealing a seated Buddhist figure with rudimentary outlines on the interior simulating a niche,... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

A fine Yue celadon lotus leaf-form bowl, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 96. A fine Yue celadon lotus leaf-form bowl, Five Dynasties (907-960), 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 45,285 - USD 77,631). Price realised HKD 475,000.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is potted with flaring sides, with two ends of the mouth incurving and undulating in reminiscence of a lotus leaf, the interior is lightly incised with leaf veins, covered overall with a yellowish-olive toned glaze with the exception of the ring foot... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

A Yue moulded and incised ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 95 A Yue moulded and incised ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,763 - USD 10,351) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is moulded and incised with six sets of equidistant narrow vertical paired strips, and incised on each side with a florette enclosed within a double shaped cartouche. Provenance: Acquired in San Francisco, 20 February 1995  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2017

A Yue carved 'peony' washer, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 59. A Yue carved 'peony' washer, Five Dynasties (907-960), 5 1/4 in. (13 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,939 - USD 19,408). Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The washer is carved with a peony spray on the interior and covered overall with a glaze of pale celadon tone. Provenance: Acquired in San Francisco, 20 February 1995  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
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03 avril 2017

A Yue alms bowl and a celadon-glazed 'Guanyin' censer, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 58. A Yue alms bowl and a celadon-glazed 'Guanyin' censer, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 70,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 9,057 - USD 12,939) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The alms bowl is covered overall with a yellowish-brown glaze with the exception of the base left unglazed exposing the grey biscuit. The censer is potted with a row of seated figures of Guanyin around the shoulder and flanked on both sides with loop handles. It is covered overall in a greyish-celadon glaze stopping in an irregular line above... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

A Shanxi moulded amber-glazed 'Double-Lion' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 88. A Shanxi moulded amber-glazed 'Double-Lion' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 5,175 - USD 10,351) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pillow is shaped as two opposing lion heads, the top panel moulded with a honeycomb pattern, glazed all-over including the base with a rich amber glaze, with sporadic splashes of green glaze. There is a ventilation hole at the back and two small spur marks on both the front and back... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

An incised sancai pillow and an amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 87. An incised sancai pillow and an amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 70,000 - HKD 90,000 (USD 9,057 - USD 11,645). Price realised HKD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The sancai pillow is incised to the top with a stylised floral scroll bearing two blossoms, picked out in green, amber and cream glazes, the four sides resist-decorated in cream against a rich amber ground, one of which is pierced, the base mostly unglazed revealing the pale buff body. The... [Lire la suite]