07 septembre 2019

A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 754. A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 18 7/8  in., 48 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the finely potted body of elegantly sinuous baluster form, the swelling shoulders rising to a slender elongated neck surmounted by a flaring cupped mouth with galleried rim and supported on a chamfered splayed foot, the rounded sides deftly carved with a wide frieze of scrolling leaves with delicately incised veining and frilled edges, set between a band... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 719. A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 13 3/8  in., 34 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ruyi-head outline, the top incised with a shaped medallion enclosing three peony blooms borne on a leafing stem within a five-line border and delicate cloud scrolls, the slightly tapering sides freely carved with combed foliate motifs between multi-line borders, covered overall with a bright semi-translucent leaf-green glaze pooling effectively... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 715. A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a slightly flared foot, freely painted and incised on the exterior with two floral sprays in dark brown on a ground of creamy-white slip beneath a colorless glaze, stopping short of the foot revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior dark brown. Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'lotus' pillow, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 714. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'lotus' pillow, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of bean shape, the slightly sloping concave top carved through creamy white slip with a lush lotus blossom borne on a leafing stem reserved against a ‘fish-roe’ ground enclosed within a key fret border, the sides freely incised with scrollwork between single-line borders, all covered in a transparent glaze, the base partially glazed. ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 704. A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well-potted, of slightly compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot, the body deftly painted on the exterior with a wide, continuous band of interlaced 'cash' symbols in dark brown slip against an ivory-white ground, all beneath a lustrous transparent glaze stopping short of the base revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior a plain... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' sancai-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 692. A 'Cizhou' sancai-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 11 1/2  in., 29.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of bean shape, the slightly concave top deftly incised with a luxuriant amber-glazed peony blossom borne on a green-glazed leafing stem amidst dense foliage on a creamy-white ground, enclosed by an amber-colored triple-line border and a green-glazed outer band of freely incised foliate motifs, the glaze continuing down the sides carved with a band of... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato vase (yuhuchun ping), Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 511. A 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato vase (yuhuchun ping), Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 9 1/2  in., 24.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the rounded pear-shaped body raised on a splayed foot, tapering to a slender neck and a flared mouth, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze carved through with a broad foliate frieze beneath a narrow border enclosing abstract scroll motifs at the shoulder, all framed within concentric... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 510. A rare 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 9 3/4  in., 24.9 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the steeply rounded sides swelling to a shouldered baluster body surmounted by a short waisted neck and tall angled tapering rim, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze, carved through to the buff body leaving a broad foliate scroll at the shoulder above a band of upright lappets to the body, each framed... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare inscribed 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 509. A rare inscribed 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Height 10 1/2  in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the robustly potted ovoid body with gently rounded sides rising to a short waisted ringed neck and cupped mouth, applied overall with a glossy dark-brown glaze, carved through to leave a broad register of lotus and aquatic plants set against a hatched wave ground, segmented by two narrow vertical... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 756. A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the sturdily potted body of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a wide rolled-lipped rim, covered overall with a rich burnt-umber brown glaze deftly carved through to the buff ground with two bands of luxuriantly scrolling leafy foliage reserved between line borders, the neck and base unglazed.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019 ... [Lire la suite]