16 mars 2019

A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 646. A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body turning subtly inward before rising into a flared undulating rim, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the creamy glaze cut away around the body leaving a scrolling foliate pattern reserved against the underlying pale gray glaze, the unglazed base dressed in brown and centered with a recessed... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A rare carved 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 645. A rare carved 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical sides set over a knife-pared foot, the exterior carved with a wide register of foliate scroll in relief between geometric borders above and below, the motifs picked out in white glaze applied to the raised areas and brown glaze applied to the recessed areas. Provenance: Collection of Dikran G. Kelekian... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 644. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Width 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bean form, the concave upper surface subtly sloped, the sides with foliate designs in low relief, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the glaze cut away on the upper surface leaving a lush blossoming lotus bordered by a band of foliate scroll all in reserve, the central motif accented by the underlying layer of chocolate-brown glaze, two small apertures to the... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 643. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad, teardrop-shaped body supported on a straight foot and rising to a waisted neck and flaring rim, the body covered in cream-colored glaze cut away leaving three registers of scrolling foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms all reserved against a taupe-glazed ground, classic scroll bands dividing the 'floral' registers, the rim and... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A painted 'Cizhou' globular jar, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 641. A painted 'Cizhou' globular jar, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Diameter 6 3/8 in., 16.2 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a low, spreading foot and rising to a short, waisted neck, the body painted in dark brown with a scrolling foliate vine between line borders, a brown-painted petal band encircling the neck, all against an ivory-toned glaze save for the foot. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc III (d. 1978). Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

An extremely large and important 'lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227)

Lot 640. An extremely large and important 'lingwu' cut-glaze wine jar, Xixia dynasty (1038-1227). Height 20 1/2 in., 52 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tapered ovoid form rising to a broad shoulder applied with four strap-handles, the body deftly cut through the brown glaze with two main registers of decoration, the lower band with four large peony sprays within shaped cartouches reserved on a ground of leaves and scored lines, the upper band with four... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 639. A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 7 1/8 in., 18 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low foot and rising to a lipped rim, covered overall in black glaze save for the blossoming prunus branches reserved in biscuit, the branches carved into the biscuit before firing. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A ribbed brown-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 638. A ribbed brown-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Lot Sold 8,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body with a short straight neck and wide mouth, set to the shoulders with four X-pattern slip-decorated strap handles, the sides applied in white slip with eight clusters of three vertical ribs under a rich brownish-black glaze stopping neatly above the short foot. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 637. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, the exterior covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze irregularly splashed in russet-brown similar to 'partridge-feather' mottles, stopping unevenly above the foot and neatly at the rim to expose the buff-fired ware, the domed cover surmounted by a spherical... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A russet-splashed 'partridge feather' lotus bud-form jar and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 635. A russet-splashed 'partridge feather' lotus bud-form jar and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, the exterior covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze irregularly splashed in russet-brown similar to 'partridge-feather' mottles, stopping unevenly above the foot and neatly at the rim to expose the buff-fired... [Lire la suite]