20 novembre 2020

A Junyao jar and a Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 21. A Junyao jar and a Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 14cm (5 1/2in) wide. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 9,859). Photo: Bonhams. The bowl well potted with steep sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a slightly-incurved rim, covered with a pale lavender-blue glaze thinning to a buff colour at the rim and pooling around the unglazed brown foot. 21.3cm (8 3/8in) diam.; the globular jar supported on a short foot, the short wide neck flanked by two loop handles, covered with a... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2020

A rare Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 20. A rare Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 9.8cm (3 7/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 8,187 (€ 9,160). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with deep curving sides rising to a gently tapering rim, covered in a lavender-blue glaze except in the well and under the foot revealing the body, the glaze thinning to greyish-mushroom tone at the mouth rim, pooling thickly above the short slightly-splayed unglazed foot. Provenance: John Spark Ltd., London (label)A European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2020

A rare Junyao green bowl, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 19. A rare Junyao green bowl, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368); 22.7cm (9in) diam. Estimate £ 1,500-2,000. Sold for £ 7,562 (€ 8,461). Photo: Bonhams. The vessel with deep rounded sides, covered all over with a lightly crackled sage-green glaze, thinning at the rim to a mushroom-grey tone, falling short of the foot, a splash of glaze to the recessed base. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 13 December 1988, lot 115A European private collection. Note: See a similar green Jun bowl, Song dynasty,... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2020

A Longquan celadon gourd-shaped ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 18. A Longquan celadon gourd-shaped ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 8,187 (€ 9,160). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body vertically fluted, applied with a short spout on one side opposite a C-shaped handle, covered with a thick olive-green glaze thinning to a lighter shade towards the mouth rim and edges. Provenance: S.Marchant and Son, London (label)A European private collection. Note: Compare with a Longquan celadon ewer and cover,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A Longquan celadon 'funerary' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 17. A Longquan celadon 'funerary' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 5,062 (€ 5,664). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body carved around the exterior with lobes, rising to a rounded shoulder and a short cylindrical neck, a large dragon with finely-incised scales coiled around the shoulder and upper body chasing a flaming pearl, the shallow domed cover surmounted by an animal finial, covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A rare Dingyao moulded 'Buddhist Lion' dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 16. A rare Dingyao moulded 'Buddhist Lion' dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13.5cm (5 3/8in) diam. Estimate £ 12,000-15,000. Sold for £ 20,062 (€ 22,446). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted rising from a recessed flat base to flaring sides, crisply moulded to the interior with a striding Buddhist lion in pursuit of a beribboned brocade ball amidst stylised scrolls, surrounded by a key-fret border, applied overall with an even creamy-white glaze with minor characteristic pooling to the exterior, the rim... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2020

A sancai blue-glazed tripod dish, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 12. A sancai blue-glazed tripod dish, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 30cm (11 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 2,500-3,500. Sold for £ 5,312 (€ 5,943). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with rounded sides supported on three legs and an everted rim, the cavetto and well covered with a lustrous blue glaze, the outside glazed a yellow ochre with a slight green tinge on the rim.  The result of CIRAM SAS thermoluminescence test no.0419-OA-171Z-2, dated 2 May 2019, is consistent with the dating of this lot. A related blue and yellow... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A rare mottled jade figure of a recumbent Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 145.  A rare mottled jade figure of a recumbent Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty or later. Length 11.5 cm, 4½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold: 63,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. well carved with its front and rear legs neatly tucked beneath the body, the head with almond-shaped eyes and large lobed ears, its beard, humps and tail finely incised and detailed, the mottled light olive-brown stone with dark grey veining and caramel inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A mottled jade figure of a recumbent horse, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 144.  A mottled jade figure of a recumbent horse, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Length 10.4 cm, 4⅛ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. resting its head on outstretched front legs, with large round eyes beneath pricked ears, and a finely incised mane either side of the strong neck, the greyish-white stone with pale inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Isaac Newton. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 22nd May 1985. Literature: Dr... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A rare small jade figure of a bear, Shang dynasty

Lot 143. A rare small jade figure of a bear, Shang dynasty. Height 3 cm, 1 3/16 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold: 50,400 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved seated with front paws resting on its knees, the head with large round eyes beneath pricked ears, the stone of pale celadon tone with russet inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Dr Cheng Te-k'un (1908-2001), Cambridge. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 19th December 1990. Literature: The Animal in Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
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