26 décembre 2021

A rare 'qingbai' pillow in the form of a reclining female figure, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 486. A rare 'qingbai' pillow in the form of a reclining female figure, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 21,2 cm. Sold: €9,000 (Est: €10,000 - €15,000). © Nagel The figure modelled in full relief, reposed on a flat rectangular platform from which sprouts a pedestal, carved with lotus petals, which supports a large, flat and rounded pillow section, which is carved with a singular lotus blossom. The figure is dressed in a long and flowing overgarment, her head supported on her left hand. The... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2021

A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 191. A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 3 in., 7.5 cm Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,292 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely modeled as a stylized lobed melon, the cover with a small finial in the shape of a truncated branchy stem, the interiors and exteriors with a crisp clear blue glaze pooling to a deeper seafoam color in the grooves, the flat base unglazed showing the fine white body. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 575. A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body divided into six lobes by raised double ridged-bands set within vertical grooves running from a raised band on the shoulders to the tapered foot, the tall waisted neck rising to a wide flanged mouth, set with a gracefully arched double strap handle opposite a tall curved spout and flanked by two small strap loops, all beneath... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 574. A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of widely flared slightly conical form, carved to the interior with two boys amidst leafy stems issuing flowers, applied overall with a faint bluish-green glaze pooling in the recesses of the incised decoration. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 198. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 573. A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep form with deep rounded sides raised on a petite foot, freely carved to the interior with a lotus spray, covered inside and out with a creamy ivory-white glaze (2). Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th November 1993, lot 233. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song'... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2020

A carved 'Qingbai' vase (meiping), Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 564. A carved 'Qingbai' vase (meiping), Song Dynasty (960-1279); height 9 1/2 in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 68,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with a compressed oviform body rising from a narrow tapered foot, the body freely carved with an intricate undulating peony scroll with finely combed detail, below a short cylindrical tapered cover with carved floral design on the top, applied overall with a translucent glaze of warm ivory tone... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2020

A 'Qingbai' biscuit figure of a Bodhisattva, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 73. A 'Qingbai' biscuit figure of a bodhisattva, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the crisply modelled partly glazed biscuit figure standing on a lotus base with petals in a transparent bluish glaze, wearing a simple short robe and holding a glazed peach, the face with meditative expression framed by a high pierced and glazed tiara. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

A pair of 'Qingbai' vases, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 138. A pair of 'Qingbai' vases, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Height 6 3/4 in., 17.3 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,688 USD. Photo Sotheby's each of elongated pear-shape and quadrangular section, the sides crisply molded with foliate reserves of lotus blossoms and pads on a stippled ground, all under a pale bluish-white glaze. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012 
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11 novembre 2019

A 'Qingbai' lobed baluster vase and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 252. A 'Qingbai' lobed baluster vase and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 12.6 cm, 5 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold: 3,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's with nine lobed sides set with four loops on the shoulder, the cover modelled with a tendril-shaped finial, decorated with a pale grey-ish white glaze. Provenance: Susan Ollemans Oriental Art, 2008. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
26 août 2019

A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 85. A carved 'Qingbai' 'mallow' dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 7 1/2 in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow bowl with hexalobed sides curving at the mouth, the interior carved with a raised medallion encircling a mallow flower, surrounded by finely combed petals, the exterior with carved wave-like patterns articulating the distinct petals, covered overall with a pale-blue glaze pooling in the... [Lire la suite]