17 mai 2009

A sancai pottery horse, Tang Dynasty

A sancai pottery horse, Tang Dynasty Elegantly modelled standing four-square on a rectangular base, the head alertly raised, the forelock parted and ears pricked, the body covered with a light straw glaze leaving the saddle unglazed, the bridle, breast band and crupper all applied with floret-shield medallions and covered with yellow, green and ochre glazes, wood stand. 55.8cm (22in) wide. (2). Estimate: £18,000 - 25,000 - Unsold. Provenance: Orientique Gallery, Hong Kong, in the early 1990sAn Asian private... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2009

A large documentary polychrome-glazed pottery tripod censer, Wanli, dated 1589 and of the period

A large documentary polychrome-glazed pottery tripod censer, Wanli, dated 1589 and of the period Raised on three monster-mask legs, the body deftly carved in high relief around the exterior with a pair of confronted dragons amidst a single blossoming lotus flower on one side, and scrolling lotus flowers on the reverse, the front of the rim with an inscription dating it to a festive day of the 12th month of the 16th year of the Wanli Emperor, each upright handle with dedicatory inscription, together with wood stand and... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2009

A rare green-glazed cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase. Northern Song dynasty, 11th century, or later

A rare green-glazed cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase. Northern Song dynasty, 11th century, or later The well-balanced baluster body supported on a high splayed foot and with a tall tapering neck ending on a wide rolled-out everted rim, delicately carved and incised with two large peony blooms borne on leafy stems, all above a band of overlapping petals at the base. 11 in. (31 cm.) high. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 Provenance: Acquired by a European collector from Kusaka Shogado in Japan in the 1930's and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A rare polychrome yellow-ground 'dragon' dish. Wanli mark and period

A rare polychrome yellow-ground 'dragon' dish. Wanli mark and period the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, freely enamelled to the interior in aubergine, turquoise, green and black with a medallion enclosing two scaly dragons writhing amidst clouds above rocks and foaming waves, encircled in the well by six dragon roundels and all reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the exterior with leafy fruit and flower sprays. 26cm., 10 1/4 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP NOTE: A closely related example,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A 'ding' bowl. Song dynasty

A 'ding' bowl. Song dynasty the rounded faceted sides rising to slightly flared rim for a short foot, the exterior carved with three layers of lotus petals, the interior base carved with two fish amongst waves. 17cm., 6 5/8 in. Est. 3,000—4,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Hong Kong. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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10 mai 2009

A small 'Qingbai' cup and stand, Song dynasty

Lot 69. A small 'Qingbai' cup and stand, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9cm., 3 1/2 in. Est. 2,000—3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the cup with deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, the stand of flower form rising from a high spreading foot, covered overall with an ice-blue glaze save for the rim of the cup, together with a Qingbai bowl, Song Dynasty, of foliate form, the interior carved with 'petals' radiating out from the base.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A Qingbai lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 68. A Qingbai lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.6cm., 7 3/8 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the steep sides rising from a straight foot, the interior carved with three ogival panels of babies, alternating with floral sprays, covered in a pale blue glaze; together with a Qingbai bowl, Song Dynasty, the interior carved with 'flying' babies amongst foliage.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,London, 13 May 09.
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10 mai 2009

A small 'longquan' mallet vase. Song dynasty

A small 'longquan' mallet vase. Song dynasty the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an angled shoulder and cylindrical neck with a broad dished mouth, set at the neck with a pair of stylised phoenix handles and covered overall in a thick soft bluish-green glaze. 16.3cm., 6 3/8 in. Est. 25,000—30,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 2001, lot 777. NOTE: The present vase is unusual for its small size, although a closely related example was sold in our New York rooms, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A rare slip-decorated 'longquan' celadon vase. Yuan dynasty

A rare slip-decorated 'longquan' celadon vase. Yuan dynasty the globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall cylindrical neck with cup-shaped mouth, crisply moulded around the shoulder with a leafy scroll bearing orchid, pomegranate, lotus and chrysanthemum blooms, all between a classic scroll band at the foot and characters fu shou kang ning (good fortune, longevity, good health, tranquillity) within raised line borders at the neck, the glaze of dark olive tone. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

A 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 67. A 'Yaozhou' 'Lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 19.1cm., 7 1/2 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 with gently rounded sides rising to a filet set beneath a rounded rim, the interior carved in a medallion with an open lotus blossom and a furled lotus leaf viewed in profile against a ground of scrolling foliage, covered in a light olive-green glaze, pooling in the recesses to a deeper colour.  Provenance: Private Collection, Hong Kong. ... [Lire la suite]
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