26 septembre 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'floral' vase and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1126)

Lot 729.A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'floral' vase and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1126). Height 12 1/8  in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and everted cup-shaped mouth, the shoulder set to either side with a pair of small loops, the body deftly combed and incised around the exterior with wide band of peony bloom meander, the domed cover incised with a frieze... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2019

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 779. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 12 1/2  in., 31.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-potted, of shallow circular form with an incurved rim, raised on three triangular animal-mask feet, the exterior deftly carved with a scrolling band of peonies between two rows of raised bosses, glazed overall in a rich olive-green save for the center, impressed with a peony medallion burnt orange in... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 89. A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 3 5/8  in., 9.3 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. © Sotheby's. the smoothly rounded sides incurved to the unglazed rim, rising from a neatly knife-pared footrim, covered overall with a lustrous celadon glaze of even tone, wood stand (2) Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Berton, acquired in the 1930s or 40s, London. ... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bamboo-neck vase, xianwenping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 34. A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bamboo-neck vase, xianwenping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 24.6 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 137,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body encircled by three carved grooves above the waist, rising from a short straight foot to a tall tapering neck encircled by two bow-string bands in imitation of bamboo and a broad everted mouth, covered overall in a thick bluish-green glaze save for the footring revealing the buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 614. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster jar sweeping upward from a waisted lower body to a generous shoulder and upright rim, the exterior with four registers of vertical ribs divided by horizontal fillets, the slightly domed cover with an undulating rim surmounted by a small stem-form knop, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green glaze save for the well, rim, foot... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 615. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279).Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, of compressed globular form rising to a short straight neck and a broad everted rim, supported on three splayed legs each molded with a slender vertical flange, covered overall in a rich, lustrous pale bluish-green glaze thinning to a whitish-green at the rim and flanges, with a Japanese silver domed cover,... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2019

A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 613. A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the petal-lobed sides rising elegantly to the flaring trumpet neck with bracket-lobed mouth simulating a morning glory blossom, flanked by a pair of hook handles suspending fixed rings, all under a sea-green glaze thinning at the ribs.  Note: A Longquan celadon vase attributed to the Song /... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A pair of 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bird feeders, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 611. A pair of 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bird feeders, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty. Width 2 in., 5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of lotus form with deep rounded sides rising to an incurved rim, the sides molded with concentric layers of overlapping petals, the shoulder applied to one side with a small loop handle, covered overall with a thick sea-green glaze, the base burnt orange in the firing (2) Provenance: Collection of Captain S.N. Ferris Luboshez,... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 609. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the low, rounded sides rising from a gently tapered foot, the exterior molded with overlapping upright lotus petals, covered overall in an unctuous bluish-green glaze, save for the foot ring burnt orange during firing. Property from the Collection of Robert Youngman. Provenance: Walter Hochstadler, New York,... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed double-gourd 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 608. An exceptionally rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed double-gourd 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 13 1/8  in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with a globular lower section rising to a narrow waist surmounted by a pear-form upper bulb and an upright lipped rim, both the lower and upper bulbs decorated in the round with a lively display of crisply sprig-molded and slip relief decorated scrolling leafy stems issuing luxuriant... [Lire la suite]