02 septembre 2018

A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated teabowl, Southern Song dynasty, late 12th-13th century

Lot 1304. A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated teabowl, Southern Song dynasty, late 12th-13th century; 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The rounded conical body is resist-decorated on the interior with twelve paper-cut plum blossoms arranged in two tiers above a single blossom in the center, all reserved in dark brown on the finely mottled buff and dark brown ground, and the exterior is covered with a dark brown glaze that falls irregularly... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2018

A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1153. A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The widely flared conical bowl is decorated on the interior in resist technique with three long-tailed phoenixes in flight above one flower head in the center, all reserved on a dark-brown glaze against a variegated olive-beige ground. The exterior has numerous pale buff spots on a blackish-brown... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1314. A russet-splashed  blackish-brown-glazed bowl and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl has deep, rounded sides covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated on the exterior with numerous splashes of russet color and on the interior with a few small splashes, all below the unglazed rim and pooling in a thick line above the foot on the exterior to expose the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1301. A russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The globular body is covered on the exterior with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated in matte russet 'partridge feather' markings and pools in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the buff-colored ware. The interior is covered with a thin wash of blackish-brown glaze and the top of the rim is unglazed.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A dark olive-green-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 1285. A dark olive-green-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The dark olive-green-glazed ewer has an ovoid body carved with overlapping lotus petals and a tall, tapering, ringed neck flanked by the spout and double-strap handle and surmounted by a phoenix head below the flared, shaped mouth.  Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A very rare Cizhou polychrome-glazed and sgraffiato censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 839. A very rare Cizhou polychrome-glazed and sgraffiato censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high. Estimate 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The deep, cylindrical-form body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot carved with radiating grooves, and is covered on the exterior with a wash of olive-green glaze decorated in green with four leaf sprays below the everted rim carved on top with a band of demi-florets picked out in green and... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2018

A large Cizhou white glazed basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 836. A large Cizhou white glazed basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 11 ¼ in. (28.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The basin has thick, deep sides that rise to an outward canted rim, and is covered with white slip and a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the rim and ends in a slightly irregular line on the exterior above the unglazed lower body that tapers to the unglazed foot ring and unglazed base to expose the fine... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2018

A rare inscribed Cizhou cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 833. A rare inscribed Cizhou cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The tapering ovoid body is carved through the brown glaze to the buff ground with a twenty-character poetic inscription describing an experience that occurred while drinking, and with an additional poem on the reverse, all between double-line borders, Japanese wood box inscribed by Hirota Fukkosai (1897-1973), the... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2018

A polychrome-decorated Cizhou 'Fish' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 832. A polychrome-decorated Cizhou 'Fish' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl has rounded conical sides covered in white slip under a clear glaze on the interior and exterior where it falls short of the foot in an irregular line, and is decorated on the interior in red and green overglaze enamels with a fish swimming amidst lotus below linear borders of red and green color, the red... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2018

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

Lot 829. A small brown-glazed ribbed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The globular body is raised on a slightly splayed foot and the neck is flanked by two strap handles. The sides are applied with four groups of two slender lines of creamy-white slip to form raised, vertical ribs. The jar is covered inside and out with a brownish-black glaze suffused with yellowish-russet... [Lire la suite]