14 janvier 2019

A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1321. A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With deep flared sides rising to the rounded rim, molded in the interior with a central leafy spray beneath a border of peony scroll in the cavetto, with a grooved band above the short foot on the exterior, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, the unglazed foot burnt brown in the firing. ... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1318. A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The well-potted body of lotus-bud form covered inside and out with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color draining to a mushroom tone on the mouth rim and ending in an irregular line on the slightly flared foot burnt brown in the firing, the base similarly glazed, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A small Junyao purple-splashed 'bubble' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1317. A small Junyao purple-splashed 'bubble' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The rounded sides rising from the tapered foot to the slightly incurved mouth rim, covered inside and out with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue tone thinning to mushroom color at the rim and enhanced with dark purple splashes on the interior and exterior, with a small splash of pale blue... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 1316. A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow rounded sides rising to the everted rim, the interior finely molded with two spotted stags leaping amidst pomegranate scroll, one with head turned to look backwards at the other holding the stem of a leaf in its mouth, below a band of lotus meander reserved on a stippled ground in the canted well, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

Asian Art Museum Explores Impact of Kimono on Global Fashion in Traveling Exhibition

Evening dress, Autumn/Winter 1991, by Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, b. 1942) for Comme des Garçons Noir. Silk taffeta with hand painting. Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute. © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama. Kimono Refashioned is an upcoming special exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco that explores the impact of kimono on global fashion, from the Victorian era to the digital age. Spotlighting more than 40 ensembles, accessories and artworks from close to 30 designers... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618)  

Lot 1315. A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The slender figures similarly attired in shawls draped over their shoulders and long dresses falling in folds from a sash tied around the bodice, the hair pulled up and bound in a bun on top of the head, some with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: The Estate of Jerome K.... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1314. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing with hands clasped beneath the long green and straw resist-glazed shawl, wearing a short amber-glazed jacket, her long skirt resist-glazed in amber and striped in green, with green-glazed shoes, the delicate features of her face detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair dressed in a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1313. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The straw and amber-glazed horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the rider seated on a black-painted saddle set atop a splashed-glazed blanket, her hands positioned to hold reins, wearing a green-glazed coat with pale amber lapels, her hair pulled up into a topknot, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1312. A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The pear-shaped body raised on a tall spreading foot with flat base, molded in relief on one side with a foliate-bordered oval panel centered by an equestrian archer, the panel on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix standing on a lotus, all reserved on a dark blue ground, the neck surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1310. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual faceted shape, the upper facet of the two long sides molded with a panel of a galloping horse above a panel of a pair of ducks confronted on a foliate motif, with further foliate motifs on the ends, all resist-glazed in amber and cream and reserved on a green granular ground, the borders and slightly arched... [Lire la suite]