20 mai 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 284. A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 49.5 cm, 19 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head raised and held slightly to the left, the body with streaky ochre and cream glazes, the breast, crupper and halter straps in ochre hung with green foliate-shaped plaques, the saddle, saddle blanket, hooves and base unglazed, wood stand. Quantity: 2. Provenance: Asahi Art Co.,... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 79. A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 117 cm, 46 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each composed in four sections, modelled in the form of an animated scaly four-claw dragon, the body modelled in high relief supporting a figure on its back, covered in a thick yellow, green and straw coloured glaze. Provenance: Christie's New York, 20th September 2001, lot 323. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A sancai-glazded pottery tray with fourteen cups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 78. A sancai-glazded pottery tray with fourteen cups, Tang dynasty (618-907). The tray: 22.7 cm, 9  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rim of the tray splashed with a green, ochre and straw-coloured glaze, leaving the unglazed buff-coloured body to the interior and exterior, the cups similarly glazed to the interior, fitted box. Quantité: 16. Exhibited: Chugoku bijutsu ten series: Zui To no bijutsu [Chinese Art exhibition series; The art of... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

'Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (part 5)' at Eskenazi, from 10 May to 1 June 2018

 'Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (part 5)' at Eskenazi, from 10 May to 1 June 2018 © Eskenazi LONDON - Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 20 ceramics of the Song Dynasty from 10 May to 1 June 2018 in London. Widely recognised as the pinnacle of Chinese ceramic art, Song ceramics have been revered for centuries and influenced design worldwide into the 21st century. Echoing the scholar spirit of the Song dynasty and the period’s appreciation for the life force of nature, or qi, the ceramics will be shown... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2018

The Reid Collection of Chinese Early Ceramics at Bonhams London, 17 May 2018

© Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 5. A phosphatic-splashed vase, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 69,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The sturdily potted ovoid body rising to a short neck and wide, lipped rim, covered with a rich dark brown glaze, the shoulder with three milky-blue splashes, the glaze stopping unevenly before the unglazed foot revealing a grainy oatmeal body, fitted box. (2). Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 10 October... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century

Lot 4. A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century; 19.3cm (7 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,300 - 4,500). Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,301) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a recessed base raising to an everted rim, all under a thick lavender-blue glaze suffused with fine crackling, thinning above the foot to reveal the buff ware.  Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 - 1968), Grand Officer of the Italian Crown,... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2018

A rare cizhou marbled spittoon, zhadou, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3. A rare Cizhou marbled spittoon, zhadou, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 15.1cm (6in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Supported on a short straight foot, the globular body rising to a waisted neck and wide incurving and flaring rim, decorated to the exterior and interior with marbled pattern in brown slip reserved on a straw-glazed ground, all below a band of creamy white slip to the mouth rim.  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 17 May 2018, 10:30 BST, LONDON, NEW... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A Jianyao 'Hare's fur' 'Imperial tribute' tea bowl, Gong Yu mark, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2. A Jianyao 'Hare's fur' 'Imperial tribute' tea bowl, Gong Yu mark, Song Dynasty  (960-1279); 11.8cm (4 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £ 4,750 (€ 5,437) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of conical form with steep sides and a slight indentation below the gently everted rim, covered in a glossy caramel-russet glaze with black streaks emanating from the centre of the interior, the exterior similarly decorated with the glaze pooling above the unglazed foot... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A very large Sichuan pottery figure of a farmer, Eastern Han Dynasty (24-220)

Lot 1. A very large Sichuan pottery figure of a farmer, Eastern Han Dynasty (24-220); 110.5cm (43 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 17,000 - 23,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The standing figure wearing rope-tied sandals and a tight tunic over a shorter garment secured by a belt suspending a short knife and a long sword, holding a spade and a handleless shovel, the face with serene expression below a small squared cap.  The Property of a Gentleman. Provenance: An Italian private... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]