29 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' 'calligraphy' meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1054. A 'Cizhou' 'calligraphy' meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $23,750. © Sotheby's the ovoid tapering body rising from a recessed base to a short narrow neck and steeply everted mouth rim, calligraphically inscribed with a couplet in dark brown on a creamy-white ground. Provenance: Collection of Wah L. Liu, New York. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

26 décembre 2018

A carved 'Cizhou' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1050. A carved 'Cizhou' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $5,625. © Sotheby's of baluster form rising from a gently flared foot to broad rounded shoulders and a straight neck, the sides carved through the light brown glaze to the buff body beneath, with a composite floral scroll with each flower head enclosing a single character forming the phrase Junzi ai cai (the gentleman loves wealth), below a keyfret band around the shoulders... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' black and white-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1351. A 'Cizhou' black and white-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate $3,000- $4,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an everted rim, decorated overall with a mottled brownish-black glaze and transparent glaze over white slip in producing of an unusual color contrast resembling yin-yang, the foot rim left unglazed revealing the pale buff-colored stoneware... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1035. A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 7/8  in., 45.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's the body covered in a creamy-white slip and clear glaze, flanked by two handles formed by lion masks issuing fixed rings, large lotus blossoms on spiraling leafy vines painted in brown between rows of raised bosses, the seat top painted with a spotted qilin amidst auspicious objects. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A carved cream-glazed 'Cizhou' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1030. A carved cream-glazed 'Cizhou' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279). Width 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Sold: $1,000. © Sotheby's with a sloping, slightly concave top featuring a floral spray in a quatre-lobe medallion, the slip surrounding the spray carved away to reveal buff pottery, covered in a clear glaze stopping short of the flat base. Provenance: E & J Frankel, New York, 2012. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
10 décembre 2018

A carved 'Cizhou' 'Floral' jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 72. A carved 'Cizhou' 'Floral' jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty; 30,5 cm, 12 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 1.700 EUR. © Sotheby's la panse ovoïde terminée par un pied fuselé, au court col resserré à bord saillant, le corps chamois couvert d'une riche glaçure noire brillante gravée de deux frises florales, la base et le col sans glaçure. Sotheby's. Art d'Asie, 11 décembre 2018
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30 août 2018

A rare and large 'Cizhou' carved 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 205. A rare and large 'Cizhou' carved 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 18 3/8  in., 46.7 cm Estimate 150,000 —20,000 USD. Sold Price: 187,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2018.  superbly potted, the gently rounded ovoid body tapering to a splayed foot and surmounted by a tall trumpet neck and rolled rim, fluidly carved around the exterior through the iron-black slip to the white-slipped body with a dense undulating peony scroll, with combed details, continuing up the neck and stopping... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2018

A 'Cizhou' 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 224. A 'Cizhou' 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 33.2cm., 13 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the tapering ovoid body surmounted by a straight neck, painted in brown slip on an ivory-white ground with two shaped cartouches, one enclosing a dragon leaping from waves and the other a phoenix, all divided by floral sprays and geometric motifs, encircled by an undulating leafy floral scroll above.   Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2018

A large 'Cizhou' dragon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 28. A large 'Cizhou' dragon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 43.5cm., 17 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the broad shouldered globular body rising from a flat base to a short neck, painted around the exterior in a dark chocolate brown slip with two large quatrefoil panels, one enclosing a large scaly five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the other enclosing a phoenix in flight amidst cloud scrolls, all divided by smaller cusped panels and... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2018

A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 338. A painted and turquoise-glazed 'Cizhou' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 26cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the gently tapering body rising from a short spreading foot to broad rounded shoulders and a narrow short waisted neck, freely painted around the exterior with three quatrefoil panels, two enclosing figures, the third a crane, all reserved on a floral scroll ground and between scrolling leafy floral bands,... [Lire la suite]