07 novembre 2011

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl. Ming Dynasty, 14th century

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl. Ming Dynasty, 14th century. Photo Sotheby's the deep fluted sides rising from a tapering foot to a foliate rim, the exterior freely carved with nine lotus blooms rising from meandering leafy stems, the interior with a single lotus spray in the centre surrounded by further lotus blooms borne on undulating stems with trefoil leaves, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze with an unglazed ring at the base revealing the buff-coloured body; 35.2cm., 13 7/8 in. Estimate 7,000-9,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2011

A carved and moulded 'Longquan' celadon 'dragon' dish. Yuan dynasty

A carved and moulded  'Longquan' celadon 'dragon' dish.  Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's heavily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a steeply tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior moulded with a ferocious dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, freely carved around the well with scrolling leafy motifs, the exterior moulded with upright pointed lappets, covered overall in an olive green glaze thinning at the edges and leaving a buff-orange ring at the base; 33.5cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2011

A 'Longquan' celadon model of a mountain retreat. Ming Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon model of a mountain retreat. Ming Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's shaped in the form of a rocky grotto pierced and moulded with numerous apertures, recesses and crags, some with seated sages, their faces unglazed and burnt brown in the firing, and two with square two-storied pagodas, covered overall with a thick and bubbled celadon glaze thinning to a cream colour at the extremities, the base left unglazed revealing the brown body; 31.2cm., 12 1/4 in. Estimate 5,000-7,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 7th... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2011

A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' Dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century

A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' Dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to an everted foliate rim, the slightly recessed central medallion freely carved with two lotus sprays within double line borders, encircled by further scrolling lotuses at the well and repeated in the exterior, the rim bordered by a lozenge pattern, covered overall in a thick celadon glaze leaving a ring on the underside burnt buff-orange during firing; 44.5cm., 17 1/2 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2011

A white-glazed carved baluster jar. Song Dynasty, probably Northern

A white-glazed carved baluster jar. Song Dynasty, probably Northern. Photo Bonhams Potted from a pale oatmeal clay and covered in a clear minutely-crackled glaze, the body carved with a wide horizontal band of large lotus leaves alternating with blooms in a leafy meander, between overlapping petals around the shoulder and similar oval leaves upright around the foot. 29 m (11½in) high. Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000, CNY 49,000 - 69,000, HK$ 60,000 - 85,000 Provenance: purchased at Christie's London in the 1980sAn English private... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2011

A light green-turquoise -glazed ewer. Song-Yuan dynasty

A light green-turquoise-glazed ewer.  Song-Yuan dynasty. photo Nagel Auctions Minor corrosion, slightly chipped. H. 12,5 cm - Estimate 1 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 5th 2011. www.auction.de
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27 octobre 2011

A fine, small vase with a beautiful celadon glaze, Longquan ware. Yuan (1279-1368) or early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

A fine, small vase with a beautiful celadon glaze, Longquan ware. Yuan (1279-1368) or early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 14th -15th C.. photo Nagel Auctions The elegant vase with a greyish white stoneware body is covered with a beautiful green celadon glaze and served originally as a spittoon ("zhadou") Property from a German private collection - Restorations  . H. 8 cm - Estimate 1 500 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 4th 2011. www.auction.de
27 octobre 2011

A large carved Longquan celadon charger. Ming dyansty, 15th century

A large carved Longquan celadon charger. Ming dyansty, 15th century. photo Nagel Auctions Sturdily potted with rounded sides, the interior carved in the well with trellis-pattern diaper below a band of peony scroll in the cavetto, the four flowers alternately shown from the side and from above, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for a wide unglazed ring on the base, burnt orange in the firing. Property from a Belgium private collection - Large dishes of this type and approximate size, all dated to the... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2011

A celadon-glazed censer on wood stand, China, Ming dynasty

A celadon-glazed censer on wood stand. Ming dynasty. photo Nagel Auctions Property from an old Bavarian private collection D. 33,5 cm - Estimate 2 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 4th 2011. www.auction.de
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27 octobre 2011

A fine bowl with russet-splashed black-glazed. Cizhou stoneware. Jin or Song Dynasty

A fine bowl with russet-splashed black-glazed. Cizhou stoneware. Jin or Song Dynasty. photo Nagel Auctions  The russet iron oxide splashes are only at the inside and at the rim of the flat bowl, the thick lustrous black glaze on the outside falls short of the foot ring in a quite even line revealing the buff coloured body. Property from a German private collection Cf. Sotheby's London, 9.11.2005, lot 250, a similarly glazed and a bit smaller bowl and of less elegant shape, dated to the Jin Dynasty and with numerous further... [Lire la suite]