15 septembre 2018

A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1303. A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The body is painted on either side with a quadrilobed panel of a leaping stag, the two separated by large leafy flower sprays below a plain band on the narrow, sloping shoulder and classic scroll on the neck, all in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze. The slightly domed cover is centered by a... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2018

A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed deep bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1302. A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed deep bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The body of deep U-shape is covered inside and out with slightly metallic glaze of russet-brown color that shades to a darker tone below the unglazed rim, the glaze on the exterior falling irregularly over a russet-brown slip that is wiped clean at the edge of the foot, and the glaze on the interior... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2018

A large carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1286. A large carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 46,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly rounded, widely flared sides are well carved on the interior with two leafy, flowering peony stems bearing two large blossoms and a third smaller blossom in between, the design ending at the plain area below the rim, and the exterior is freely carved with curved lines suggesting large blossoms. The... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2018

A brown-striped globular jar, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 1282. A brown-striped globular jar, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The high-shouldered, tapering globular body is decorated in brown with five groups of vertical stripes, each group composed of seven stripes, on an ivory-white ground applied over a white slip that ends above the foot and at the edge of the unglazed mouth rim exposing the coarse, buff ware. The interior is covered with a... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A large carved Cizhou bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 1158.  A large carved Cizhou bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is carved on the interior through the white slip with a lotus scroll bearing two blossoms and two leaves, above a large flower medallion in the center, all reserved on a combed ground below a line border, all under a clear glaze.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE

Lot 140. A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE; 14in (35.6cm) high. Estimate: 2,000-3,000 USD. Sold for US$ 5,250 (€ 4,512). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a cylindrical neck rising from broad rounded shoulders tapering towards the flat foot, the sides applied with two opposing loop handles, freely painted with crosshatch and sawtooth bands around the neck and large whorls and wave band encircling the shoulder, the lower body unadorned. ... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 249. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 7 3/4  in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, finely carved to the center with a single stylized lotus spray, the well with a border of lotus blooms between a narrow band of classic floral scroll, further lotus blooms to the exterior above a keyfret band at the foot, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, an unglazed ring to the... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jardinière stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 248. A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jardinière stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's sturdily potted and carved in openwork, the open circular footring supporting rounded sides rising to an angled neck and a flat everted rim, the sides cut-away with five T-shaped apertures with barbed edges, the remaining body forming leaf-shaped vertical supports each carved with a leafing floral spray, the neck pierced with two cloud-form... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A 'Longquan' tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 247. A 'Longquan' tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 6 1/8 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's the lobed globular body raised on three tapering feet, the everted rim supporting two 'rope twist' loop handles, each lobe freely carved with a floral spray below a cloud scroll at the rim, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze stopping irregularly above the base of the feet to reveal the body burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 24. ... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seat, zuodun, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 245. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seat, zuodun, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Height 14 1/2  in., 36.9 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's of tapering barrel form, the sides boldly carved with four reserves, each enclosing a flowering peony plant growing from leafy scrolling stems on a combed ground, separated vertically by curved bands of diaper pattern, set between two rows of spring-molded florets and further bands of freely incised foliate meander, the slightly domed top... [Lire la suite]