06 janvier 2019

Boys in a lotus pond, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century

Boys in a lotus pond, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century. Porcelain with bluish-toned glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware). H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); L. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm). Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2010, 2010.311. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

06 janvier 2019

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century. Pottery with slip. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm); D. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. (0.9 kg). Lent by Dorothy Tapper Goldman Collection. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This plump male child is a rare example of secular figural sculpture from the Song dynasty. It was made at a moment when Song sculpture reached a pinnacle of naturalism. Song historical texts and archaeological discoveries indicate that this type of pottery doll (nihai’er),... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A blue and white bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 20.3cm., 8in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a wide everted rim, painted to the exterior with shaped cartouches enclosing figures.   Provenance: Collection of W.J. Holt.The Riesco Collection.Sotheby’s London, 23rd June 1970, lot 93.Sotheby’s London, 16th July 1985, lot 70. Exhibited: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain:... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A Jun purple-splashed dish, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 140. A Jun purple-splashed dish, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim. The interior is decorated with deep-purple splashes and covered overall under a pale sky-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom colour on the raised section of the rims. The slightly recessed base bears five small spur marks, box. ... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

A Dangyangyu brown-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 119. A Dangyangyu brown-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) high. Estimate HK$70,000 – HK$100,000 ($15,547 - $23,320). Price realised HKD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is potted with deep rounded sides rising to a finger-grooved rim. It is covered inside and out with a slightly mottled brown glaze embellished with scattered russet spots, with the glaze ending evenly above the foot to reveal the buff body, box. Provenance: The Muwen Tang... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' 'calligraphy' meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1054. A 'Cizhou' 'calligraphy' meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $23,750. © Sotheby's the ovoid tapering body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow neck and steeply everted mouth rim, calligraphically inscribed with a couplet in dark brown on a creamy-white ground. Provenance: Collection of Wah L. Liu, New York. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

29 décembre 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c

Amphora, China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, period of the fighting kingdoms, 475-221 BC. Grey terracotta covered with 'noir de fumée', representing a jar with two handles intended for the conservation of cereal seeds. H 29 cm. © Eric Pouillot at BRAFA 2019, Stand 26c. Buffalo and cart, China, Northern Qi Dynasty, 550-577. Grey terracotta with traces of brown, red and white ochre pigments, representing a buffalo harnessed for the parade pulling a cart. H 30 x W 54 cm. © Eric Pouillot at... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed and biscuit-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1103. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed and biscuit-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 13 1/4  in., 33.6 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $8,750. © Sotheby's the interior carved with a floral medallion below a foliate scroll decorating the well, the everted rim applied with eight prunus blossoms reserved in the biscuit and fired burnt-orange against the pale olive-green glaze continuing onto the exterior and over the foot ring, leaving an unglazed burnt-orange... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A purple-splashed 'Jun' conical bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1045. A purple-splashed 'Jun' conical bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's robustly potted rising from a slightly splayed low foot, covered inside and out with a milky-blue glaze shading to gray at the rim, the interior dappled with eight free-form purple splashes, the glaze falling short of the foot on the exterior to reveal the coarse clay burnt orange in the firing. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1044. A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides molded and carved on the exterior with overlapping lotus petals, covered overall in a sea-green glaze stopping neatly at the foot to reveal the unglazed foot ring burnt brick-orange in the firing. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017