16 mars 2019

A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 639. A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 7 1/8 in., 18 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low foot and rising to a lipped rim, covered overall in black glaze save for the blossoming prunus branches reserved in biscuit, the branches carved into the biscuit before firing. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019 ... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A ribbed brown-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 638. A ribbed brown-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Lot Sold 8,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body with a short straight neck and wide mouth, set to the shoulders with four X-pattern slip-decorated strap handles, the sides applied in white slip with eight clusters of three vertical ribs under a rich brownish-black glaze stopping neatly above the short foot. Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 637. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, the exterior covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze irregularly splashed in russet-brown similar to 'partridge-feather' mottles, stopping unevenly above the foot and neatly at the rim to expose the buff-fired ware, the domed cover surmounted by a spherical... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A russet-splashed 'partridge feather' lotus bud-form jar and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 635. A russet-splashed 'partridge feather' lotus bud-form jar and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, the exterior covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze irregularly splashed in russet-brown similar to 'partridge-feather' mottles, stopping unevenly above the foot and neatly at the rim to expose the buff-fired... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A finely molded 'Ding' 'peony' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 636. A finely molded 'Ding' 'peony' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 8 5/8 in., 22 cm. Estimate: US$150,000 - US$200,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the angled sides flaring to a six-lobed rim from a broad base and supported on a short straight foot, crisply molded to the interior with an intricate array of peony sprigs comprised of four leafing blossoms and buds encircling a fifth lush bloom, enclosed by six further sprays of flowering peony divided by slender fillets, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Ding' bottle vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 634. A 'Ding' bottle vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to a tall subtly flaring neck and everted rim, the slightly domed cover with a broad rim, surmounted by a lotus-bud finial, covered overall with a soft ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Asian Private Collection.Offered at Sotheby's London, 12th July 2006, lot 54.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A pair of molded 'Shufu' dishes, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 633. A pair of molded 'Shufu' dishes, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter of larger 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly spreading foot, the center of the interior wreathed in a scrolling foliate vine molded in low relief, with the four loops of the vine encircling a pendent flower in bloom, the motif repeating around the cavetto with the... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

Two Qingbai 'Boys' bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 632. Two Qingbai 'Boys' bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of conical form, the interior carved with two boys amidst scrolling lotus, a blue-tinged transparent glaze suffused with crackles applied overall, save for the base.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019
16 mars 2019

A sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 631. A sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 1/2 in., 18.8 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a low spreading foot, covered overall in an unctuous sky-blue glaze thinning at the rim to a mushroom tone, the foot burnt to russet brown during firing.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019
16 mars 2019

A pair of floriform Qingbai bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 630. A pair of floriform Qingbai bowls, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with lobed sides rising from a low tapered foot flaring toward the rim, the floral form neatly divided into five undulating lobes radiating from the center, covered overall in a translucent pale blue-green glaze save for the base.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019