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]

06 mars 2019

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 607. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulating stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

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

Lot 606. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped sides decorated around the exterior in relief with scrolling vines issuing luxuriant peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum blooms, slender stems extending alongside and sprouting smaller blossoms and buds, the flowers framed by leaves gently bending outward from the stems, the interior similarly incised surrounding a large... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A large and rare carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'phoenix and lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 605. A large and rare carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'phoenix and lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 14 3/4  in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior intricately incised with a lively continuous frieze of phoenix amidst leafy sprays of flowering lotus, covered overall in a rich, lustrous sea-green glaze save for a ring at the base burnt... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl, late Yuan - early Ming dynasty

Lot 604. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl, late Yuan - early Ming dynasty. Diameter 11 1/4  in., 28.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the subtly rounded sides rising at a steep angle from a tapered foot before inverting just below the upright rim, the exterior of the sides molded with upright lotus petals, the interior freely incised with a leafy pattern, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green glaze save for the edge of the foot burnt orange during firing. ... [Lire la suite]