24 avril 2021

An unusual celadon and persimmon-glazed 'Yaozhou' cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 237. An unusual celadon and persimmon-glazed 'Yaozhou' cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 4 ¼ in., 10.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 81,900 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with low curved sides rising from a shallow lower body set over a slightly spreading foot, the cover with similar curved sides and a gently domed top, the top carved with a blossoming peony surrounded by leafy foliage, the... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2021

A 'Yaozhou' brown-glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 236. A 'Yaozhou' brown-glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 4 ⅞ in., 12.5 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,040 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on a straight foot the steep sides rising to a flared rim, the interior glazed in dark brown over a white slip outlining a star-shaped reserve, six groups of petal motifs symmetrically arranged, the exterior body similarly glazed around the rim revealing the brownish-gray stoneware body.  ... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2020

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

  Lot 5058. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow conical form, the straight flaring sides elegantly raised on a short straight foot, covered overall in a glaze of rich ochre-brown tone, the knife-pared foot left unglazed exposing the light grey stoneware. Provenance: Collection of Yip Shing Biu. ... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A 'Yaozhou' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 577. A 'Yaozhou' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep conical body with angular sides flaring to an everted rim, the interior decorated with two fish, a duck and crane on a ground of waves, the exterior carved with vertical radial lines, all under a bubble suffused glaze of olive-green tone leaving the foot unglazed. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2020

A rare 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed truncated vase (tulu ping), Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 560. A rare 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed truncated vase (tulu ping), Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); height 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 122,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed high-shouldered form gently tapering to a flat base, the broad rounded shoulders surmounted by a short neck flaring to a wide lipped rim, the evenly applied rich russet-brown glaze with mellatic luster continuing into the interior of the neck and ending... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

  Lot 553. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); height 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with rounded sides rising to a short straight neck everting to a thin lip, applied overall with a russet-brown glaze falling unevenly to the unglazed foot, the glaze with gray-black flecks around the neck and shoulders. Provenance: An American Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, formed in... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2020

A carved 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 525. A carved 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form with gently rounded sides rising to an lipped rim above a molded band on the exterior, the interior freely carved with a complex design of flowers and foliage, covered throughout with a transparent olive-green glaze pooling in the deeply carved design. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A carved 'Yaozhou' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 524. A carved 'Yaozhou' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well-potted body flaring to an upturned rim, finely carved to the center with a lotus bloom borne with a large leaf on the scrolling stem, covered overall in a bright celadon glaze of olive-green tone draining from the rim and pooling to a deeper shade in the recesses . Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2019

A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 764. A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter:  6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. of subtle hexafoil form, the wide rounded sides resting on a narrow straight foot, the well evenly divided into six lobes, molded with six blossoms on a meandering stem and further scrolling leafy vines, beneath a diaper band, the underside with freely carved ribs, all covered with a lustrous deep olive glaze... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 768. A carved 'Yaozhou' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 7  7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a slightly concave interior, with an upturned rim rising from slanted sides above a low foot, finely and freely carved to the center with a lotus bloom and large leaf borne on scrolling stems, covered overall in a bright celadon glaze of olive-green tone the rim and pooling to deeper... [Lire la suite]