24 août 2019

A superb 'jun' purple-splashed narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 97. A superb 'jun' purple-splashed narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty; diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate USD 400,000 — 500,000. Lot sold USD 869,800. © Sotheby's the wide gently curved sides articulated on the exterior with a raised band of regularly spaced molded drum-nail bosses below the lipped mouth rim, with another row of bosses above the three boldly-scrolled ruyi-head bracket feet, the interior covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze, featuring a fine network of 'worm trails' to... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2019

Ming dynasty fahua cermics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 581. A fahua tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Raised on three cabriole supports, the compressed body decorated in slip with two large peony sprigs that continue up onto the cylindrical neck, all in turquoise and amber on an aubergine ground, wood stand. Property from the Collection of Neil and Sharon Phillips. Lot 582. An... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Back on Yuan dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 558. An unusual Longquan celadon bowl, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  Thickly potted with rounded sides flaring from a high ring foot to an inverted rim, the center impressed with a blossoming, leafy branch within a single line border, covered overall with an even glaze of attractive sea-green tone, Japanese metal cover, Japanese wood box. Note: The distinctive shape of this... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

A russet-decorated ovoid vase, meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 545. A russet-decorated ovoid vase, meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The tapering ovoid body covered with a lustrous black glaze and painted in reddish-brown with two phoenixes amongst flower sprays, all below the short, double-ringed neck, box. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.  Note: Vessels of this type, with these distinctive small,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

A rare white-glazed stoneware bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 530. A rare white-glazed stoneware bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 37,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The elegant, pear-shaped body tapering to a tall, slender neck rising to a flared mouth, covered overall with a transparent glaze of ivory tone showing the finger grooves of the potting and falling just short of the knife-cut foot rim to reveal the fine white ware. Exhibited: Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Two Jizhou ceramics, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 549. A small Jizhou painted jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 10th-14th century; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 1,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The tapering rounded sides painted in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze with two foliate sprays separated by insects, within brown line borders, that on the shoulder applied in white slip with dots, with further lines encircling the neck below the everted rim, the interior covered in a brown glaze which... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

A rare small Yueyao celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century 

Lot 539. A rare small Yueyao celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of almost spherical fruit form, the cover crisply carved with inverted overlapping petals below a slightly depressed roundel applied in the center with a pinched stem, both sections covered inside and out with a lustrous greyish-green glaze that continues onto the countersunk base which retains four marks from the... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Back on Song-Jin dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 535. A Yaozhou celadon carved washer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The shallow rounded sides encircled on the exterior by a single incised line, the center of the interior deftly carved and combed with a bold design of turbulent waves, covered overall with an attractive olive-green glaze, the unglazed base with recessed center burnt brown in the firing. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Back on Song dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 528. An unusual black-glazed foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A large carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 572. A large carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 7/16 in. (46.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Heavily potted and fluidly carved in the center with a large lotus blossom and leaf supported on curved stalks with sinuous, curling leafy tendrils above a wave ground, all contained within a combed bracket-lobed reserve, the cavetto carved with a continuous band of lotus scroll, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]