25 février 2015

A rare and superbly-carved 'Yue' 'Ducks and Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A rare and superbly-carved 'Yue' 'Ducks and Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow circular form, the center of the slightly domed cover deftly carved in relief with two ducks with their wings outstretched around lotus, the petals and wings lightly incised with combed lines, all within double circle lines and further encircled by short incised sprigs along the edge of the cover, applied overall with a lustrous semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2015

A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty

A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising from a short splayed foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a short neck with lipped rim, the stoneware body covered overall with a dark brown glaze, the shoulders with three large uneven splashes of mottled milky blue, the glaze ending in an uneven line short of the base, the domed cover with flaring rim and bud-form finial (2). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm ... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty

A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. he rounded sides divided into four lobes with vertical notches, surmounted by a short neck with a lipped rim, covered inside and out with a pale grayish-green glaze save for the footrim. Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm Sotheby's. Song Tradition: Early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection. New York, 17 mars 2015, 11:00 AM
25 février 2015

A rare and large 'Yue' chicken-head ewer, Southern Dynasties

A rare and large 'Yue' chicken-head ewer, Southern Dynasties. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the bulbous body tapering towards the base, surmounted by a long neck with galleried rim, set on the shoulder with a double-stranded handle ending with a dragon head biting the angular rim, opposite a chicken-head mock spout and two lugs on each side of the shoulder, covered overall in a thin olive-green glaze ending irregularly above the foot. Height 19 in., 48.3 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, applied on the shoulder with a short polygonal spout and a curved triple-stranded handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with three relief-molded leaf-shaped appliques enclosing grapevines, each splashed in brown and covered with a milky greenish glaze. Height 9 3/8  in., 24 cm Literature:... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, divided into four lobes, set to one side with a short polygonal spout and to the other with a double-stranded loop handle, freely painted with a deer among grasses and plants in underglaze copper-green and iron-brown, covered overall with a yellowish-green glaze stopping short of the foot to reveal the buff... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. after a leather prototype, the lower bulbous section rising from a flattened base to a tapered top, the upper part terminating in a flat bracket-lobed flange and an upright circular spout with everted lip, the flange pierced with a hole, covered overall with white slip and a transparent ivory-tinged glaze stopping short of the base to reveal the white body. Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty

A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a short flaring foot, the compressed globular body surmounted by a long neck and a flat everted rim, the grayish body covered in a transparent glaze tinged with green and suffused with crackles over the white slip, pooling in the recesses and stopping irregularly above the foot. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm Notes: See a related vase, of similar size and shape, in the National Museum of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty

A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a flat base to broad rounded shoulders and surmounted by a short upright neck with wide rolled mouthrim, applied inside and out with a layer of whitish-gray slip and under a transparent glaze, the base unglazed revealing the white body, the domed cover similarly glazed, set with a bud-shaped finial, stand (3). Height 12 5/8  in., 32 cm Notes: It is rare to find a jar and cover of this... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2015

Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty

Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each thinly potted of deep U-shape, supported on a low flaring foot, covered overall in a transparent glaze suffused with crackles, pooling to shades of green on the interior and around the foot, the base unglazed revealing the white body (2). Height of taller 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm Notes: See a set of four similarly glazed white stoneware cups in the Meiyintang Collection, illustrated in... [Lire la suite]