02 décembre 2018

A Cizhou 'Lady' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 636. A Cizhou 'Lady' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 42 cm, 16 1/2  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a reclining lady with the head resting on her arms and her legs tucked in, the robes painted in variegated tones of brown with floral sprays, the facial details and outlines painted in black, applied overall save for the base in a transparent glaze. Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 237.Sotheby's London, 20th June... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2018

A Dingyao 'Lotus' stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 635. A Dingyao 'Lotus' stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  with rounded sides rising from a short stem to a lobed rim, decorated on the interior with a central lotus bloom with alternate bands of floral scrolls radiating outwards, applied overall with an ivory-tinged glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 29th March 2000.  Property from the Xinyangtang... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A 'Ganzhou' 'rice measure' jar, Song – Yuan dynasty

Lot 633. A 'Ganzhou' 'rice measure' jar, Song – Yuan dynasty; 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  with rounded sides rising to a constricted neck and rolled rim, the interior of the vessel and outer rim glazed russet, the unglazed exterior decorated with a combed design in the form of concentric arcs, all below a band of thick pearly glazed studs encircling the neck.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Henan russet-splashed black-glazed vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 632. A Henan russet-splashed black-glazed vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders narrowing to a short neck and everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze liberally splashed with russet streaks.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st May 2001, lot 503.  Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A rare Cizhou painted green-glazed 'Peony' vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 631. A rare Cizhou painted green-glazed 'Peony' vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the ovoid body tapering to a splayed foot and surmounted by a tall trumpet neck and rolled rim, painted in black around the exterior with two leafy flower sprays against a green ground, the base unglazed revealing the buff stoneware body.  Provenance: Chak's Co Ltd, Hong Kong, 2000.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A carved white-glazed 'lotus' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 630. A carved white-glazed 'lotus' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 23.2 cm, 9 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the ovoid body carved with lotus petals, below a band of floral motifs encircling the angled shoulders, set with a rope-twist handle opposite a long spout, the tall neck surmounted by a flared mouth, covered overall in an ivory-cream glaze and applied with... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2018

A rare brown-glazed 'basket-weave' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 629. A rare brown-glazed 'basket-weave' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the ovoid body moulded with the 'basket-weave' pattern, set with two small tubular handles at the shoulder, the domed cover similarly decorated, covered overall save for the rims and base in a brown glaze.  Provenance: Collection of Warren E. Cox, New York (label).Collection of Dr Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Qingbai cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 628. A Qingbai cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 10.5 and 15.3 cm, 4 1/8  and 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the cup with rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot and flaring to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a six-lobed cupstand pierced with trefoil motifs.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 15th July 2000. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Qingbai stem bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 627. A Qingbai stem bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  the bowl supported on a splayed foot carved with petals below a disc-shaped collar encircling the stem, the domed cover applied with a finial in the form of a gnarled branch, applied overall with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 18th April 2001. Property from... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2018

An unusual Qingbai 'Toad' water-dropper, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 625. An unusual Qingbai 'Toad' water-dropper, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.  modelled in the form of a rotund amphibian, naturalistically depicted with large bulging eyes and dense characteristic bumps on its back, its mouth pierced to pour water, applied overall with a blue-tinged transparent glaze.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 18th April 2001. Property from... [Lire la suite]