28 octobre 2013

A sancai-glazed jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 218. A sancai-glazed jar, Tang dynasty; 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the tapering ovoid body with an incurved rim, incised with three line borders around the shoulder, covered with green, ochre and cream splashes falling unevenly midway down the body to reveal the buff-coloured body, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2. Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection. Litterature: Mizuno Seiichi, Tôji... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2013

A cream-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty

Lot 217. A cream-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty; 33cm., 13in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot, rising to a waisted neck surmounted by a phoenix head and an oval rim, set with a loop handle to one side, the front and back face moulded in relief with shaped cartouches variously enclosing an equestrian archer and a phoenix standing atop a lotus bloom encircled by stylised floral sprays, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

A ‘Longquan’ celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty

Lot 231. A ‘Longquan’ celadon tripod censer, Southern Song Dynasty ; 12.9cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 116,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. of compressed globular form with a straight neck and broad everted rim, supported on three splayed legs each moulded with a vertical flange, covered overall with an attractive sea-green glaze. Exhibited: The Splendor of Chinese Celadons, National Taiwan Museum, Taiwan, 1991, cat.no.54. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song Dynasty; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2013. the tapering sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, covered overall in a rich bluish-green glaze Provenance: Momoyama Gallery, Japan. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
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27 octobre 2013

A ‘Longquan’ celadon vase, Song Dynasty

Lot 229. A ‘Longquan’ celadon vase, Song Dynasty; 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2013. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a wide tapering cylindrical neck, moulded to the exterior with eight raised fillets, applied overall with a pale celadon glaze running short of the footring revealing the buff-coloured body, the rim cut and bound with copper, wood stand. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Collection of Y.C. Chen. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

A carved 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' dish, Song dynasty

Lot 228. A carved 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' dish, Song dynasty; 13.8cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2013. the shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, freely carved to the interior with a medallion enclosing a lotus, covered overall in a rich olive-green glaze Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
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27 octobre 2013

A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 227. A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 19.7cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared everted rim, freely carved to the interior with a central medallion enclosing foliate designs within a line border, covered overall in a translucent olive-green glaze pooling at the recesses, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 Provenance: Collection of J.T. Tai.Sotheby's New York, 22nd... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 226. A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty; 13.7cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2013. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted lipped rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy floral spray surrounded by cresting wave bands, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the brown body. Provenance: Collection of George Eumorfopoulos.The Riesco Collection.  Litterature: R.L Hobson, The George... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

A 'Jun' cup and stand, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 225. A 'Jun' cup and stand, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.3cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the cup with rounded sides resting on a short foot, supported on a cupstand with a hollow bowl with rounded sides collared with a quatrefoil dish with slightly curved sides, all raised on a hollow foot, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rims, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 Provenance: Sotheby’s Amsterdam, 11th May... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2013

A 'Jun' bowl, Song dynasty

 Lot 224. A 'Jun' bowl, Song dynasty; 12.3cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2013. the steep conical sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, covered overall in a pale lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the footring unglazed revealing the brown body Provenance: Liliehok Family Collection, Sweden, acquired in Shanghai.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013