30 novembre 2019

A large moulded Yaozhou celadon 'peony' bowl, Northern Song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 412. A large moulded Yaozhou celadon 'peony' bowl, Northern Song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,938 USD). © Sotheby's. of conical form, moulded on the interior with a large leafy peony spray, surrounded by a cash diaper border. Provenance: S. Marchant & Sons, London (label). Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2019

A rare Dingyao octagonal vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 412. A rare Dingyao octagonal vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.6 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (47,906 USD). © Sotheby's. of octagonal section with tapered rounded sides and a short neck, set with four small loop handles, applied with a rich cream-white glaze with characteristic teardrops. Note: Vases of this charming octagonal form, with four small handles at the shoulder, are an unusual product of the Dingyao kilns in Henan... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

A large Junyao incense burner, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

  Lot 315. A large Junyao incense burner, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368); w. 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD (63,875 USD). © Sotheby's. of compressed globular form with a constricted neck and everted rim, applied with a thick lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim and falling short above the feet revealing the grey-coloured body.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 315. An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, moulded on the interior with a key-fret bordered medallion enclosing leafy lotus sprays, surrounded by additional lotus blooms wreathed in dense foliage, covered overall save for the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 315. An exceptionally large and rare moulded Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, moulded on the interior with a key-fret bordered medallion enclosing leafy lotus sprays, surrounded by additional lotus blooms wreathed in dense foliage, covered overall save for the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A superb and rare Yaozhou celadon 'peony' box and cover, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 700. A superb and rare Yaozhou celadon 'peony' box and cover, Northern song – Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 750,000  HKD (95,813 USD). © Sotheby's. probably a chess box, swiftly incised around the exterior with nine cash coins between rows of small impressed florets, the slightly domed top carved with a large bloom borne on a curling stem and wreathed by undulating foliage.  ... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2019

A rare carved Dingyao 'peony' washer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 700. A rare carved Dingyao 'peony' washer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 18.1 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 280,000 — 380,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (135,734 USD). © Sotheby's. with flared sides rising from a flat base to a five-lobed rim, carved on the interior with a leafy peony spray, the exterior decorated with two raised bowstring bands, applied overall with a transparent ivory-tinged glaze, metal-bound rim.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd,... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2019

A large Longquan celadon handled jar, Yuan – Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 700. A large Longquan celadon handled jar, Yuan – Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,250,000 HKD (287,438 USD). © Sotheby's. the baluster body supported on a countersunk base, surmounted by a tall waisted neck and everted mouth, set with four lug handles at the shoulder, decorated in relief on the exterior with two dragons reaching for a flaming pearl and soaring amidst clouds.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2019

A rare straw-glazed marbled bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3063. A rare straw-glazed marbled bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 ¾ in. (17.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is with rounded sides rising from the broad foot ring to a slightly everted rim. It is decorated inside and out with a fine marbled pattern depicting six-petal florets. Each petal is detailed with wavy lines of a brown clay against a buff clay ground, radiating from a central stamen inlaid with... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2019

A Longquan celadon gu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3067. A Longquan celadon gu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 7 3/4 in. (19.2 cm. high). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bulging body of the vase is applied with a pair of lion-mask loose-ring handles between bands of applied florette-shaped bosses above and below. The base of the neck is moulded with three bow-string bands while another moulded bow-string band encircles the upper foot. The vase is... [Lire la suite]