03 mars 2013

A 'Ding' persimmon-glazed lobed bowl, Song dynasty

A 'Ding' persimmon-glazed lobed bowl, Song dynasty - Sotheby's finely potted of wide conical form, the gently rounded sides flaring up from the short, slightly splayed footrim to the elegant hexa-lobed rim, evenly covered with a lustrous russet-brown glaze, the glazed on the interior transforming to a darker brown in a narrow section below the drained rim, repeated on the exterior, the russet glaze variegated with  patches of black-brown near the foot, the unglazed footrim revealing the fine white body. Diameter... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2013

A black-glazed box and cover, Song dynasty

A black-glazed box and cover, Song dynasty - Sotheby's the shallow domed cover with a raised circular panel, covered overall with a black glaze thinning to mushroom around the edges and falling partially onto the edge of the unglazed base, the interior of the box covered with a thin glaze of grayish-green color (2). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.3 cm - Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 USD PROVENANCE: Lally & Co., New York (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 19 mars... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2013

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vessel, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 34. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vessel, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. © Sotheby's well-potted, of compressed globular form resting on a tall straight foot and rising to a broad neck and flared mouth, applied overall with a thick blue-green glaze with a satin texture suffused with bubbles, Japanese boxes (9). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Note: Early... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 33. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's with gently rounded sides lightly molded on the exterior with a band of lotus petals, covered overall in a sea-green glaze stopping irregularly at the foot, the footrim unglazed and burnt slightly orange in the firing, Japanese wood box (4).  Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, acquired between... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2013

A finely carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 36. A finely carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.6 cm. Estimate 120,000 - 150,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides, the interior freely carved with meandering lotus blossoms, all under a transparent ivory-tinted glaze pooling in the recesses, the rim unglazed, Japanese wood box (8). Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.  Ehibited: Soji meihin ten, Japan Ceramic Society, Tokyo, 1962,... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2013

A fine molded 'Ding' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 32. A fine molded 'Ding' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 545,000 USD. © Sotheby's  of steep conical form, the rim bound in metal, resting on a small circular footrim, crisply molded with three stylized formal lotus flanked by delicately rendered curling and turning leaves and stems, a small floret at the center, all beneath a narrow key-fret border, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2013

A 'Qingbai' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th Century

Lot 31. A 'Qingbai' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th Century. Height 9 3/4  in., 24.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's with a well-potted tapering ovoid body and narrow ring neck, carved with an overall pattern of foliate scrolls, all beneath a translucent blue-green glaze, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Note: A similar example is in the collection of the Idemitsu Museum... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2013

A 'Qingbai' lobed 'Boys and Lotus' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 30. A 'Qingbai' lobed 'Boys and Lotus' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's thinly potted, of conical form, the broad straight sides terminating in a foliate rim, crisply carved to the interior with three chubby boys each perched on a meandering stem of lotus and dense foliage, applied inside and out with a pale, vitreous blue glaze pooling towards the unglazed base, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2013

A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 29. A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 9 7/8  in., 25 cm.  Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. © Sotheby's the body divided into eight lobes encircled by double bands, the tall waisted neck rising to a slightly everted rim, set with a tall curved spout opposite an arched strap handle applied on top with a small loop for attachment to a similar loop on the concave cover, with an applied bud-form finial, all beneath a... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2013

A 'Jizhou'-type paper-cut resist-decorated conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty

Lot 28. A 'Jizhou'-type paper-cut resist-decorated conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold 197,000 USD. © Sotheby's decorated on the interior with two phoenix with long trailing tails, interspersed with a butterfly and a floret, all reserved in rich dark brown against the densely variegated buff ground, the exterior applied with a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark purplish brown color mottled in mushroom stopping short of... [Lire la suite]