28 octobre 2012

A fine and rare sancai-glazed 'Lion' pillow, Tang dynasty

Lot 214. A fine and rare sancai-glazed 'Lion' pillow, Tang dynasty; 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 121,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's modelled as a crouching lion supporting the lobed lotus platform atop incised with a flower, the ferocious beast seizing a prey between its paws with menacing fangs, detailed with a stylised curly mane and incised fur, covered overall in a mottled and streaked amber, green and cream glaze Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th July 2006, lot 30.... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2012

A Green-Glazed 'Frog' Water-Dropper, Western Jin Dynasty (265-420)

Lot 212. A Green-Glazed 'Frog' Water-Dropper, Western Jin Dynasty (265-420); 9cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body naturalistically modelled as a frog rising from a concave base to a narrow circular aperture in its back, the mouth open forming the spout, covered overall with a green glaze falling short of the base to reveal the pale body. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 24th November 1962. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2012

A Green-Glazed 'Lotus' Incense Stand, Six Dynasties (221-589)

Lot 208. A Green-Glazed 'Lotus' Incense Stand, Six Dynasties (221-589); 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP.  Photo Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short ring foot to an everted rim, moulded in high relief around the exterior with overlapping lotus petals and covered overall in a dark green glaze with silvery iridescent patina. Provenance: Collection of Mrs Blanco White.Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard, Paris, 10th February 1960. ... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2012

A White-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty

Lot 209. A White-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the well-potted baluster body rising from a short spreading flat foot to a short trumpet neck with everted rim, set to one side with a strap handle joining the shoulder and rim and to the other with a short conical spout, covered overall with a white glaze, the base unglazed showing the pale pinkish-buff body Provenance: John Sparks, 15th June 1963. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2012

A White-Glazed Cosmetic Box and Cover, Tang Dynasty

Lot 207. A White-Glazed Cosmetic Box and Cover, Tang Dynasty;  10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's of circular form, the box with straight sides rising from an angled base and short footring, the flat cover with angled shoulder and straight sides surmounted by a lotus bud finial, covered overall in a white glaze. Quantité: 2. PROVENANCE: John Sparks, London, 3rd March 1971. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London |... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2012

A Very Rare and Finely Potted Blue-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty

Lot 201. A Very Rare and Finely Potted Blue-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty; 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 109,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the elegant pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a trumpet neck and everted flat rim, the shoulder set to one side with a strap handle and to the other with a short cylindrical spout, covered overall in a rich cobalt-blue glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the pale buff body Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2012

A Blue-Glazed Pottery Cup, Tang Dynasty

A Blue-Glazed Pottery Cup, Tang Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a flared rim, covered in a streaky greenish-blue glaze stopping unevenly above the foot revealing the buff-coloured body; 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Collection of Rudolph Schaeffer.  EXHIBITED: Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection, De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1976, cat. no. 35.From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D.... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2012

A Small Carved 'Ding' Lotus Teabowl, Jin Dynasty

A Small Carved 'Ding' Lotus Teabowl, Jin Dynasty - Sotheby's the curved sides rising from a short foot to a metal-bound rim, freely carved to the interior with a single lotus spray, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze pooling in characteristic teardrops down the exterior; 9.3cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP EXHIBITED: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 26. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2012

A Large Six-Lobed 'Ding' Bowl Song Dynasty - Sotheby's

A Large Six-Lobed 'Ding' Bowl, Song Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's the curved sides supported on a short foot, divided into six sections by raised ribs, the central medallion carved with a single lotus spray, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze falling into characteristic teardrops on the exterior, the rim left unglazed; 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP EXHIBITED: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2012

A Purple-Splashed 'Jun' Bowl, Yuan Dynasty

A Purple-Splashed 'Jun' Bowl, Yuan Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's thickly potted with wide flaring sides supported on a spreading foot, applied overall with a lavender-blue glaze with a large broad purple splash just under one side of the rim, the glaze coagulating unevenly just short of the foot; 20.7cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimation: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd May 1994, lot 9. EXHIBITED: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
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