27 août 2019

A rare lavender-blue 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 698. A rare lavender-blue 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the wide rounded sides gently tapering to a flat base supported on three ruyi-shaped feet encircled by a band of evenly spaced bosses repeated between two raised filets below the slightly incurved rim, the thick glaze of milky-lavender tone mottled with crimson-purple flecks, thinning to a... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 85. A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 7 1/2 in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow bowl with hexalobed sides curving at the mouth, the interior carved with a raised medallion encircling a mallow flower, surrounded by finely combed petals, the exterior with carved wave-like patterns articulating the distinct petals, covered overall with a pale-blue glaze pooling in the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 77. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 31,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body finely carved down to the dramatically contrasting beige-colored body, with two registers of thick foliate scrolls bordered by paired lines, the stems issuing large leaves with rounded silhouettes, the lower section plain and encircled by parallel lines, the canted lip supported on the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

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

Lot 75. A Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 27,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form with wide flaring sides rising from a short foot, covered overall in a deep brown-black glaze, the interior well with a leaf fired against the dark color, the foot left unglazed revealing the pale body. Property of the Dexingshuwu Collection. Note: A black-glazed 'Jizhou' bowl of this type with a single leaf... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A rare early 'Yaozhou' relief-carved globular ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 78. A rare early 'Yaozhou' relief-carved globular ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty (907-1127); height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate USD 150,000 — 200,000. Lot sold USD 181,000. © Sotheby's. the globular body finely carved with a single grand peony flanked by scrolling stems issuing sumptuous leaves, all below a collar accentuated with incised radiating lines and a raised border, the flat strap diaper-molded ear handle projecting upward from one of the carved leaves on the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign, 1200 AD

Lot 87. An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign (Corresponding to 1200 A.D.); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 8 5/8 in., 21.9 cm Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold USD 97,000. © Sotheby's. the bean-shaped top accentuated by an accomodating concave surface, superbly-carved with a reclining boy gazing upward and grasping the stems of a lotus flower and leaf amidst scrolling motifs, the tapered sides... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2019

Song Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 86. A 'Longquan' celadon carved vase, meiping, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); height 13 3/4 in., 34.9 cm. Estimate USD 35,000 — 40,000. Lot sold USD 43,000 . © Sotheby's. the ovoid body finely carved with a wide central band containing two registers of scrolling lotus blossoms, above a high skirt with two registers of overlapping lappets, a single band of lappets at the shoulder, all with finely combed detailing, the short upright neck culminating in an everted mouth rim, applied... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

Yuan dynasty 'Longquan' Celadon Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 99. A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'hundred rib' jar and cover, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); height 11 1/2 in., 29.2 cm; diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 50,000. Lot sold USD 79,000. © Sotheby's. beautifully potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the gently curved neck supporting the wide undulating cover, its flared rim in the form of a lotus leaf, the domed center featuring a knop in the form of a scrolling stem, accentuated... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A Finely Carved 'Longquan' Celadon 'Lotus' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

Lot 110. A Finely Carved 'Longquan' Celadon 'Lotus' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate USD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold USD 18,750. © Sotheby's. the circular bowl with rounded sides and flared lip, all on a low irregularly-cut foot ring, the exterior carved with a continuous lotus-scroll, leiwen border to the lip, the interior centered by a lotus blossom amidst foliage, the sides with a continuous lotus scroll, a classic scroll border around the lip, the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

To 'jun" ceramics, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 81. A 'jun' ovoid jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate USD 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold USD 12,500. © Sotheby's.  the globular body tapering down to a slightly flared foot, with a short upright neck supporting the generously wide mouth rim, an unctuous glaze of sky-blue tone applied to the interior and exterior, stopping evenly mid-foot and thinning on the rim to reveal the mushroom-colored body, the fine ware, revealed at the foot rim,... [Lire la suite]