03 mars 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 562. A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a low footring to a slightly incanted rim, the even gray-green glaze with a wide crackle, the rim unglazed and fired brown. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 234. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2020

A 'Guan'-type 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 561. A 'Guan'-type 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow conical form, the exterior carved with two tiers of overlapping petals radiating from a short neat foot, covered inside and out with a pale gray-green glaze with delicate russet crackle, draining from the rim to show the brownish body underneath, the foot unglazed. The dating of this lot is... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A rare 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed truncated vase (tulu ping), Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 560. A rare 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed truncated vase (tulu ping), Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); height 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 122,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed high-shouldered form gently tapering to a flat base, the broad rounded shoulders surmounted by a short neck flaring to a wide lipped rim, the evenly applied rich russet-brown glaze with mellatic luster continuing into the interior of the neck and ending... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon shrine of the South Sea Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

Lot 3. A Longquan celadon shrine of the South Sea Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high. Estimate 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,390. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Modelled with the deity seated under an arch of openwork scrolling foliage, on rockwork above breaking waves, flanked by a young male and female attendant, the figures left in the biscuit, the reverse pierced with two circular openings, the glaze of grey-green tone thinning to lighter shades over the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century

Lot 2. An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century; 8½ in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,000 - GBP 4,000. Price realised GBP 3,824. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior with a striding dragon and cloud-scrolls, the interior impressed with a dragon in a medallion and freely decorated around the well with lotus sprays, all under an even grey-green bubble-suffused glaze. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics & Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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29 février 2020

An impressive 'Xing' flask, Liao-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 559. An impressive 'Xing' flask, Liao-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); height 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 98,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. boldly potted after a leather prototype, the globular body with sumptuously rounded sides rising from the flattened base to the tapered top, applied on each side with a deep U-shaped flange suggesting seams, with a further vertical flange to the back of the arched handle, repeated below the short upright spout,... [Lire la suite]

29 février 2020

A fine Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 558. A fine Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 16,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of thinly potted conical form, flared at the rim, the interior intricately molded with entwined stems bearing open blooms amidst leaves, a band of carved lines encircling the exterior, the overall clear glaze of olive-green tone suffused bubbles. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 226. ... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 557. A Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form with everted rim resting on a low knife-pared foot, the interior with a central stylized flowerhead medallion set with the character yang encircled by an undulating stem sprouting three large blooms and buds with curling leaves, the exterior with carved fluting radiating from the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A fine molded 'Ding' chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 555. A fine molded 'Ding' chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 8 3/8 in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 98,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely molded to the flat interior with a recumbent deer with a ribbon tied around its neck, resting amidst dense foliage and flowers, the shallow well fluted and rising to a flaring rim molded with overlapping petal tips and clustered stamen, all within a raised rim of scalloped... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A 'Ding' foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 554. A 'Ding' foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, of shallow form supported on a flat base, with flaring sides everting to a lobed metal-bound rim, covered throughout with a creamy ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 102. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]