27 mars 2019

A Yueyao Celadon Glazed Floral Medallion Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3501. A Yueyao Celadon Glazed Floral Medallion Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 16.4cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 101,925 - 127,406). Lot sold HKD 1,156,400 (USD 147,291). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The deep rounded body is carved with leafy scroll at the neck, setting with a strap handle opposite to a long curved spout. The body of the ewer is decorated with floral medallion encircled by scattered peony flower. The ewer is overall... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2019

A Dingyao Moulded ‘Peacock’ Dish, Song Dynasty, 10th-13th Century

Lot 3505. A Dingyao Moulded ‘Peacock’ Dish, Song Dynasty, 10th-13th Century. D 22.4cm. Estimate HKD 1,100,000 - 1,600,000 (USD 140,147 - 203,850). Lot sold HKD 1,534,000 (USD 195,386). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The dish is very finely potted in shallow rounded form, rising gently from the short neatly cut footring to the octaognal-lobed rim. The interior crisply moulded in relief with two peacocks depicting in profile with long outstretched wings demonstrating their splendid plumage, amidst... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825). Lot sold HKD 9,440,000 (USD 1,202,373). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Cizhou' 'juluxian' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 647. A 'Cizhou' 'juluxian' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep sides set over a straight foot and rising conically to an everted rim, covered in an ivory-colored glaze suffused with swirling veins of milky taupe tones, the variegation effectively simulating that of marble, the glaze stopping unevenly above the foot exposing the grayish-white body. Provenance: Collection of Dikran G.... [Lire la suite]
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]