06 mars 2016

A pair of 'Qingbai' cups, Song Dynasty

Lot 249, A pair of 'Qingbai' cups, Song Dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each thinly potted with the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a raised rim, covered overall with a translucent blue-tinged glaze pooling to aquamarine color around the foot, the base partially burnt brown in firing (2). Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.2 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 Mar 2016, 10:00 AM
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06 mars 2016

A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 248, A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the melon-shaped body interrupted by a horizontal ridge, supporting a waisted neck flaring at the rim, set to one side with a gently curved spout opposite an arched strap handle, the lobed cover with bud-shaped finial, covered overall with a translucent pale blue glaze pooling to bright aquamarine color into the recesses, the slightly concave base... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2016

A 'Qingbai' 'Dragon' Vase, Southern Song Dynasty

Lot 247, A 'Qingbai' 'Dragon' Vase, Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body with seven lightly incised vertical lines, the shoulders applied with a vigorously modeled dragon in high relief coiling around the cylindrical neck, rising to a cup-form mouth with lipped rim, supported on a slightly spreading foot, covered overall with a semi-translucent pale bluish-green glaze, stopping just short of the unglazed foot rim. Height  8 1/2  in.,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2016

A Zhejiang celadon-glazed ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 245, A Zhejiang celadon-glazed ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of low domed form, set to one side with a short, straight spout, and to the other with a strap handle, carved around the sides with a band of foliage above a border of broad, lappets with combed details, the flattened cover surmounted with a small knop and pierced with two holes, the ewer and cover applied with an olive-green glaze, thinning at the rims and stopping unevenly above... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2016

A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 246, A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior molded in shallow relief with two large peony blooms borne on densely scrolling foliage, all under a transparent olive-green glaze pooling to a darker green in the recesses. Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19.2 cm Note: A similar bowl in the Art Institute of Chicago was included in the exhibition Ice and Green Clouds. Traditions... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2016

A 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' Bowl, Jin dynasty

Lot 244, A 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' Bowl, Jin dynasty. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot and encircled on the exterior by a groove beneath the lipped rim, the interior with a large blossoming lotus flower surrounded by scrolling foliage, covered overall in an olive-green glaze, pooling to a deeper shade in the recesses,  stopping short of the unglazed foot rim. Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm Note: The bold, large scale... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2016

A 'Yaozhou'  five-legged censer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 243, A 'Yaozhou'  five-legged censer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-potted, of cylindrical form, the steep sides rising to a wide outcurved rim, supported on five well-articulated lion-mask cabriole-form legs terminating in paw feet, covered overall with a gray-green glaze, the interior partially unglazed. Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm Note: For a similar example of a censer see Excavations of the Five Dynasties Period Kiln... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' garden seat, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 157. A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' garden seat, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of slender barrel form, set with four lion-mask-handles each suspending a ring framing a pierced section, painted with a composite peony and chrysanthemum scroll between two bands of raised bosses, the top with a pierced coin-shaped medallion framed by further lotus scrolls, covered overall with a turquoise glaze. Height 19 1/2  in., 49.7 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2016

A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' vase (meiping), Yuan dynasty

Lot 158. A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' vase (meiping), Yuan dynasty. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the gently tapering body rising from a short spreading foot to broad rounded shoulders and a narrow waisted neck, freely painted around the exterior with three quatrefoil panels, two enclosing figures, the third enclosing a rabbit, all reserved on a ground of swirling clouds between bands of leafy floral scroll at the foot and shoulder, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

Five 'Jun' saucer dishes, Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 257. Five 'Jun' saucer dishes, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a lavender-blue glaze, thinning at the rim to a mushroom tone, Japanese wood box and purple silk wrappings (7). Diameter of largest 4 3/4  in., 12.2 cm  Note: The box inscribed by Ryōichi Fujioka (b. 1909).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 Mar 2016, 10:00 AM
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