25 février 2015

A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 58. A phosphatic-splashed jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. 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... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2015

A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 56. A 'Yue' melon-form jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. The 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.  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 (618-907)

Lot 52. A 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 9 1/2  in., 24.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 HKD. 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... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century

Lot 57. A white stoneware flask, Liao dynasty, 10th century. Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD. 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... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 54. A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 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.  Note: See a... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 51. A glazed white jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 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... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 50. Two glazed white stoneware cups, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height of taller 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 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).  Note: See a set of four similarly glazed white... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A rare white-glazed foliate-rim dish, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127

Lot 49. A rare white-glazed foliate-rim dish, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 106,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the well-potted sides rising from a tall slightly flared foot to the rim cut into four bracket-lobed petals, each defined by a pointed tip in the center, applied overall with an ivory-white glaze, the base incised with a xin guan (New Official) mark, the footrim left unglazed... [Lire la suite]