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. © 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 shades around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 728. A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep flaring sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior impressed with a well-articulated scrolling band of six peony flowers borne on a leafing stem, centered by a stylized floret, the exterior incised with a frieze of stylized overlapping petals, covered overall in a lustrous olive-green translucent glaze pooling... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare 'Yaozhou' bottle vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty 

Lot 652. A rare 'Yaozhou' bottle vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of elegant pear shape, the rounded body tapering into a waisted neck and sweeping out to a trumpet mouth, supported on a low, neatly cut foot, all covered in a translucent olive glaze permeated with a network of fine crackle, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot revealing the buff gray body, the recessed base partially... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A rare early 'Yaozhou' relief-carved globular ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 78. A rare early 'Yaozhou' relief-carved globular ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty (907-1127); height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate USD 150,000 — 200,000. Lot sold USD 181,000. © Sotheby's. the globular body finely carved with a single grand peony flanked by scrolling stems issuing sumptuous leaves, all below a collar accentuated with incised radiating lines and a raised border, the flat strap diaper-molded ear handle projecting upward from one of the carved leaves on the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign, 1200 AD

Lot 87. An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign (Corresponding to 1200 A.D.); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 8 5/8 in., 21.9 cm Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold USD 97,000. © Sotheby's. the bean-shaped top accentuated by an accomodating concave surface, superbly-carved with a reclining boy gazing upward and grasping the stems of a lotus flower and leaf amidst scrolling motifs, the tapered sides... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2019

A 'Yaozhou' conical bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 251. A 'Yaozhou' conical bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 in., 15.1 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. © Sotheby's the conical sides rising from a small ring foot, molded on the interior with a peony stem bearing one large central blossom surrounded by scrolling leaves, covered overall in an even pale celadon bubble-suffused glaze pooling in the recesses, the foot unglazed.  Provenance: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Forester, San Francisco,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2019

A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 314. A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279). Width 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate £15,000 — 25,000. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP (23,963 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed spherical body rising to a waisted neck and below the broad everted rim, all supported on three splayed legs issuing from animal masks, covered overall with a glossy sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM ... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2019

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

Lot 301. A moulded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 18.2 cm,  7 1/8  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form supported on a short foot, moulded to the interior with a central stylised floral medallion encircled by undulating leafy stems issuing chrysanthemum blooms, the exterior incised with radiating lines, covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
24 avril 2019

A small 'Yaozhou' lobed jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 280. A small 'Yaozhou' lobed jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed globular body rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a short rim, carved to the exterior with leafy floral sprays, covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
15 mars 2019

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

Lot 624. A 'Yaozhou' foliate-rim dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's finely potted, with angled sides rising from a broad base resting on a short foot to an elegantly everted hexalobed rim, the flaring shallow sides divided into six lobes by slender radial lines in slip, the underside with a single incised line just below the rim, applied overall with a smooth sage-green glaze save for the unglazed footring burnt... [Lire la suite]