24 août 2019

Song Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 86. A 'Longquan' celadon carved vase, meiping, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); height 13 3/4 in., 34.9 cm. Estimate USD 35,000 — 40,000. Lot sold USD 43,000 . © Sotheby's. the ovoid body finely carved with a wide central band containing two registers of scrolling lotus blossoms, above a high skirt with two registers of overlapping lappets, a single band of lappets at the shoulder, all with finely combed detailing, the short upright neck culminating in an everted mouth rim, applied... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

Yuan dynasty 'Longquan' Celadon Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 99. A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'hundred rib' jar and cover, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); height 11 1/2 in., 29.2 cm; diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 50,000. Lot sold USD 79,000. © Sotheby's. beautifully potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the gently curved neck supporting the wide undulating cover, its flared rim in the form of a lotus leaf, the domed center featuring a knop in the form of a scrolling stem, accentuated... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A Finely Carved 'Longquan' Celadon 'Lotus' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

Lot 110. A Finely Carved 'Longquan' Celadon 'Lotus' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate USD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold USD 18,750. © Sotheby's. the circular bowl with rounded sides and flared lip, all on a low irregularly-cut foot ring, the exterior carved with a continuous lotus-scroll, leiwen border to the lip, the interior centered by a lotus blossom amidst foliage, the sides with a continuous lotus scroll, a classic scroll border around the lip, the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A 'jun' dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 109. A 'jun' dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.6 cm. Estimate USD 5,000 — 7,000. Lot sold USD 8,125. © Sotheby's. the flat slightly countersunk center with low rounded sides rising to an everted rim, applied with a pale light-blue glaze splashed with strokes of purple suffused with hues of turquoise-green draining to a mushroom tone around the rim, the unglazed foot and base revealing the grayish ware. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1998, lot 714. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2019

To 'jun" ceramics, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 81. A 'jun' ovoid jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate USD 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold USD 12,500. © Sotheby's.  the globular body tapering down to a slightly flared foot, with a short upright neck supporting the generously wide mouth rim, an unctuous glaze of sky-blue tone applied to the interior and exterior, stopping evenly mid-foot and thinning on the rim to reveal the mushroom-colored body, the fine ware, revealed at the foot rim,... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A small 'jun' purple-splashed tripod censer, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 90. A small 'jun' purple-splashed tripod censer, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); height 3 1/8 in., 7.9 cm; diameter 3 3/4 in., 9.5 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 100,000. Lot sold USD 97,000. © Sotheby's. the petite globular body with flat base supported on three short cabriole legs projecting from the sides, the short broad neck culminating in a wide angled galleried rim, liberally splashed with bright purple accents upon the thick milky-blue glaze, the glaze also applied to just the interior... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

A magnificent and very rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed flowerpot, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 91. A magnificent and very rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed flowerpot, Early Ming dynasty; height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm; diameter 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate USD 350,000 — 450,000. Lot sold USD 469,000. © Sotheby's the superbly potted vessel of hexagonal section, the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous lavender glaze, highlighted with brilliant cascades of vivid sky-blue and deep pinkish-purple, draining away... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A Fine 'jun' sky-blue narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 100. A Fine 'jun' sky-blue narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty; diameter 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate USD 300,000 — 400,000. Lot sold USD 825,000. © Sotheby's of shallow circular form with curved sides, the exterior molded with a raised band featuring evenly spaced drum-nail bosses below the rounded rim, another row of bosses near the foot, all supported by three boldly scrolling ruyi-head bracket feet, covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze exhibiting a network of 'worm trails', the edge... [Lire la suite]
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]
24 août 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619)

Lot 128. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619); diameter 9 3/4 in., 24.8 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 40,000. Lot sold USD 34,000. © Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides and flared rim, the well of the interior  painted in bright cobalt-blue with a large central medallion of two five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' among clouds and flames, the motif repeated on the cavetto, the exterior painted with scrolling lotus, all above a slightly tapered foot,... [Lire la suite]