09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 468. A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; diameter 15 1/4 in.; 38.7 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior applied with a molded dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' all within a band of large, freely incised leaves wrapping around the cavetto, the exterior molded and incised with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed and biscuit-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1103. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed and biscuit-decorated dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 13 1/4  in., 33.6 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $8,750. © Sotheby's the interior carved with a floral medallion below a foliate scroll decorating the well, the everted rim applied with eight prunus blossoms reserved in the biscuit and fired burnt-orange against the pale olive-green glaze continuing onto the exterior and over the foot ring, leaving an unglazed burnt-orange... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1107. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $1,375. © Sotheby's the deep rounded bowl supported on a tall spreading ribbed foot, the interior carved with abstract floral sprays and the exterior with lotus petals, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze. Property from the Collection of Brooks and Dorothy Cofield. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty

Lot 1104. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,750. © Sotheby's the interior centered with a carved trellis diaper barbed cartouche encircled by leafy scroll in the cavetto, the underside fluted, applied overall in a sea-foam green glaze, an unglazed area on the base burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 1988-2015 (on loan). ... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 1384. A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Height 7 1/4 in., 18.5 cm. Estimate: 6,000-8,000 USD. Sold Price: 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, the round body with an applied peony scroll, rising to a tall horizontally-ribbed waisted neck and flaring mouth, the foot encircled by a band of stiff upright leaves, covered overall in a pale celadon-green glaze, the foot-ring unglazed for firing. Exhibited: Shades of Green Jade and Misty... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 249. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 7 3/4  in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, finely carved to the center with a single stylized lotus spray, the well with a border of lotus blooms between a narrow band of classic floral scroll, further lotus blooms to the exterior above a keyfret band at the foot, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, an unglazed ring to the... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jardinière stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 248. A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jardinière stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's sturdily potted and carved in openwork, the open circular footring supporting rounded sides rising to an angled neck and a flat everted rim, the sides cut-away with five T-shaped apertures with barbed edges, the remaining body forming leaf-shaped vertical supports each carved with a leafing floral spray, the neck pierced with two cloud-form... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 243. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 12 1/2  in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's sturdily potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the lobed sides freely incised with eight leafing peony blossoms, all above a wide band of stiff upright-leaf lappets, the domed cover with similar fluted and carved decoration encircling the low conical knop, a flowerhead medallion... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 245. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior centered by an impressed peony blossom wreathed by a ring of leaves, further bordered by a ring of carved tapering clefts, encircled by a single line border, the cavetto freely carved with further foliate motifs, covered overall in a rich seafoam-green glaze save for a ring on the base fired orange. Provenance: C.C. Lai, Toronto. ... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

A relief-decorated 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Figural' guan, 14th century

Lot 242. A relief-decorated 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Figural' guan, 14th century. Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. beautifully potted, the rounded body crisply molded with three lively vignettes within a garden setting of an elegant lady and a young female attendant engaged in various domestic activities, the scenes separated by flowering trees, leafy plants, and an elegant multi-storied pavilion, all above a band of vertical ribs, applied overall with a rich,... [Lire la suite]