05 mars 2019

A superb 'Kinuta' Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1742. A superb 'Kinuta' Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of even bluish-green tone with the exception of the foot ring that is fired orange. Note: The ethereal sky-blue color and extraordinarily tactile, almost silken,... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle has a slender tapering body surmounted by a small cylindrical neck with rounded rim, and is covered allover in an even glaze of slightly bluish, sea-green color which falls in a line to just above the unglazed foot rim. 9 ¼ in. (23.6 cm.) high, Japanese silk brocade pouch, Japanese wood box and inner black lacquer box Provenance: Mori Family... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2011

A 'Kinuta-glazed' molded 'Longquan' celadon dish. Yuan dynasty

A 'Kinuta-glazed' molded 'Longquan' celadon dish. Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the shallow sides with a barbed everted rim and raised edge, crisply molded in the center with a vigorous qilin with a scaly body and bushy tail, its head turned back over its shoulders, encircled on the well by a chrysanthemum meander supported on leafy stems and around the rim by demi-florets, the underside encircled by radiating flutes, covered overall with a thick glaze of rich sea-green tone, the unglazed base burnt buff in the firing; Diameter 6... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Song ceramics @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza

A very rare Geyao octagonal archaistic hu-form vase. Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Made in imitation of a Shang dynasty bronze and of octagonal form raised on a tall foot of conforming shape, the tapered neck flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered all over and on the base in a pale creamy glaze suffused with a network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with golden-brown crackle ('golden threads'), stopping above the foot to expose the dark grey ware burnt pale... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2009

A rare large 'kinuta' longquan celadon tripod censer. Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A rare large 'kinuta' longquan celadon tripod censer. Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) Well potted with compressed body raised on three splayed, tapering supports relief-decorated with a single vertical rib issuing from a similar rib at the edge of the high canted shoulder below the upright neck and flared mouth rim, covered all over with a luminous glaze of blue-green color thinning to a whitish tone on the edge of the mouth rim and ribs and ending in an uneven line fired to a pale orange. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam., 6 3/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2008

An Exceptional 'Longquan' 'Kinuta' 'Twin Fish' Bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 394. An Exceptional 'Longquan' 'Kinuta' 'Twin Fish' Bowl, Song Dynasty  (960-1279); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 15,000—25,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the well-potted deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a broad flaring rim, finely modelled in high relief to the interior with a pair of swimming fish, covered overall in an exceptional glossy bluish-green 'kinuta' glaze save for the base of the footring.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]