26 mars 2020

A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3194. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 17.2 cm, 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a low slightly tapered foot, boldly carved with a peony scroll covering the exterior, the foot encircled with a key-fret band, the interior with a similar composite floral scroll encircling a chrysanthemum roundel, the glaze of a rich olive-grey tone. ... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2020

A small 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368)

  Lot 565. A small 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368); width 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a wide flared neck, set at the shoulders with a pair of stylized dragon-fish handles, applied inside and out with a rich, lightly crackled olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 562. A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a low footring to a slightly incanted rim, the even gray-green glaze with a wide crackle, the rim unglazed and fired brown. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 234. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A 'Guan'-type 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 561. A 'Guan'-type 'Longquan' celadon dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow conical form, the exterior carved with two tiers of overlapping petals radiating from a short neat foot, covered inside and out with a pale gray-green glaze with delicate russet crackle, draining from the rim to show the brownish body underneath, the foot unglazed. The dating of this lot is... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon cup and saucer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 552. A 'Longquan' celadon cup and saucer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); diameter of saucer 6 in., 15.2 cm; diameter of cup 3 1/8 in., 7.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the small cup with rounded sides and foliate rim incised on the interior with stylized petals, the saucer with similar foliate-shaped rim and with a central unglazed molded lotus flower burnt brick-red in the firing, each applied with a pale olive-green glaze... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A rare 'Longquan' celadon mallet vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 536. A rare 'Longquan' celadon mallet vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); height 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body rising from a shallow base to angled and gently sloping shoulders, sweeping up to a tall gently tapering neck set with a pair of elaborately-shaped winged dragon-fish handles below the wide dished circular lip, the opaque tea-green glaze gathering in a slightly uneven line at the base. ... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2020

A rare 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 534. A rare 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 104,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body with straight sides rising to a flat, inward canted rim, the body decorated with three raised triple filet bands and raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, covered on the inside and exterior with a crackled, luminous glaze of blue-green tone thinning to a pale tone at... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 533. A 'Longquan' celadon vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); height 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body resting on a low foot, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, covered overall in a lightly crackled bluish-green glaze, the unglazed footrim burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 29th November 1993, lot 217. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form,... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 510. A 'Longquan' celadon foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot sold 194,500 USD to an Asian Collector. Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep flaring sides rising to a lobed rim, evenly covered with a luminous bluish-green glaze with wide light brown crackles, the foot unglazed. Provenance: Property of an English Institution.Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 114A. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon baluster dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 143. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 5/8 in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the flaring fluted sides rising to an everted barbed rim, supported on a short tapering foot, the center molded with a lozenge diaper and the cavetto with a band of lotus scroll, covered with a sea-green glaze pooling in depressions to highlight the design and thinning at the edges. Property from The Estate of Dr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]