02 mars 2017

Carved Yaozhou Lidded Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Carved Yaozhou Lidded Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: Bowl 15cm – Lid 16cm A stoneware bowl with steep sides, decorated with deeply carved scrolling peony decoration. The high collar foot is unglazed and fired to a russet brown color. (foot chip re-stuck with original material.) Its original lid has a domed form with similar carving down to its flattened rim, the final centimeter of which is plain, and has a lotus stem finial. (Rim chip restored with original material.) The... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2017

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D.

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 18.6cm A saucer with broad cavetto and molded central ring, decorated with densely carved peony foliage. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent green glaze of excellent color and quality. The underfoot is unglazed revealing a pale grey clay body fired to a light buff color, and a central ring with a smattering of glaze, showing that the piece was fired on a cylindrical kiln support. See a deeper bowl... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Ding Ware Bowl with Molded Fish and Floral Pattern, Jin Dynasty, 1127 – 1279 A.D.

Ding Ware Bowl with Molded Fish and Floral Pattern, Jin Dynasty, 1127 – 1279 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 17.2cm A deep porcelaineous stoneware bowl with a translucent ivory colored glaze that pools to viscous drips on the exterior. The inside is crisply molded with a dense floral decoration contained within a key-fret just below the inside rim, which is unglazed. The very center has a molded depiction of two fish swimming in tandem amongst waves, a symbol of marital bliss. There is a slight warp to the rim,... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Early Longquan Yue-Type Octagonal Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty 960-1127 A.D.

Early Longquan Yue-Type Octagonal Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty 960-1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 17.5cm A stoneware jar of octagonal faceted form with high shoulders and tapered neck, originally influenced by metalwork forms. There are two loops on the top of the shoulders and a foliate-form stopper lid. The eight facets of the body are separated by a raised ridge, and are lightly incised overall with overlapping floral depictions. The body and lid are covered with an ideal minty blue-green... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Ding Ware Square Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D.

Ding Ware Square Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Width: 10.8cm A deep square porcelaineous stoneware bowl with foliate form rim and molded floral decorations around the cavetto, conforming to the petals. The inside bottom has a central coin shaped medallion with molded plum blossom pattern. The entire piece, except for its flat unglazed base, is covered with an idyllic early Ding ware glaze that pools to a taupe color. One minute and two small rim chip restorations. Although this... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Foliate White Ware Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D.

Foliate White Ware Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 17.2cm A northern white ware porcelaineous stoneware shallow bowl with its rim carved in a foliate design of five lobes divided into two petals each, and covered with a translucent glaze. (Some minute rim chips.) The outside has ivory colored glaze pooling and sits on a straight, neatly cut unglazed footrim more typical of Ding than Xing wares. From a private American collection. A similar example from the Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2017

Large Lushan Type Phosphatic Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 618 – 907 A.D.

Large Lushan Type Phosphatic Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 618 – 907 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 35cm A large ewer of Lushan type with high-shouldered body sitting on a widely flared foot-rim. It’s long tapered neck ends in a trefoil-shaped mouth rim, reminiscent of Hellenistic wares passed through Persian and Sasanian metal work forms. A thick, double-strap handle attaches at the shoulder to just under the mouth-rim. The entire piece is covered with a thickly applied grayish white phosphatic glaze, that thins at... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Green Glazed Amphora, Late Sui – Early Tang Dynasty, 6th – 7th c. A.D., China

Green Glazed Amphora, Late Sui – Early Tang Dynasty, 6th – 7th c. A.D., China © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 23cm A stoneware amphora with high-shouldered body and flattened foot. The long neck funnels up from the shoulders and is decorated with three deeply incised rings where the neck constricts, just below its flared cup-shaped mouth. Flanking either side of the shoulders are two thickly formed loop handles and a solid chicken head, representing the spout (nonfunctional in this case). A tall handle in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Tripod Vessel, Warring States Period, 475 – 221 B.C., China

Tripod Vessel, Warring States Period, 475 – 221 B.C., China © Zetterquist Galleries Height: 11cm. Diameter: 17cm A globular jar of dense high-fired earthenware with three tiny feet of pinched form. The body is decorated with an impressed finely textured pattern, intended to seal up the walls to hold liquid inside. There is a very small totie-mask-and-ring decoration on the front of the vessel and a strap handle with a totie-mask shaped top, both alluding to the bronze prototypes of these wares. There are lines of... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions to offer silver from the descendants of the van den Steen de Jehay family

Lot 35. A pair of late 17th-early 18th century silver parcel gilt figure groups by Abraham Drentwett II, Augsburg, French occupation silver marks circa 1800. Estimate £30000–50000 © Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions NEWBURY.- Featuring in the Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on 15th March at Donnington Priory is a wonderful collection of 18th and 19th century Belgian, Dutch and French silver and objects of vertu,... [Lire la suite]