05 octobre 2021

A celadon-glazed 'Yue' figure of a ram, Western Jin dynasty (265-316)

  Lot 200. A celadon-glazed 'Yue' figure of a ram, Western Jin dynasty (265-316). Length 6 in., 15.4 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 27,720 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 recumbent with the legs tucked beneath, the voluminous body incised with wings and the outlines of the shoulders and hips, the head lifted with large round eyes and mouth closed in a subtle smile above a pointed goatee, the crown of the head with a central aperture flanked by a pair of ridged horns curling to... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2019

A rare 'Yue' figure of a recumbent ram, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century AD

Lot 127. A rare 'Yue' figure of a recumbent ram, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century AD. Length 16.3 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the large and well-modelled animal with its front and rear legs folded beneath the body, with a curvaceous spine and robust rump, its head raised and with a pierced aperture on top, detailed with a pair of bulging eyes and curled striated horns encircling large ears, a striated bead below the slightly open mouth, all... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A rare and large 'Yue' chicken-head ewer, Southern Dynasties (420-589)

Lot 524. A rare and large 'Yue' chicken-head ewer, Southern Dynasties (420-589). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.2 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising from a flat foot and surmounted by a tall tapering neck rising to an everted galleried mouth, the body encircled by double ribs and applied with two small double lug handles centering a mock spout modeled as a chicken's head, set with a slender arched strap handle with a dragon head... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A 'Yue' foliate-rim dish, Five dynasties period (907-960)

Lot 617. A 'Yue' foliate-rim dish, Five dynasties period (907-960). Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Lot sold 5.000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising at an angle to an undulating rim, the exterior incised with five evenly-spaced vertical lines suggesting petals, the well with a ring of short diagonal marks carved through the glaze before firing, covered overall in an olive colored glaze save for the ring around the base.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 138. A 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (907-1279); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of circular form supported on a splayed foot, the flat cover carved with a bird flying amidst a foliate scroll, applied overall with an olive-green glaze (2)  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York
19 mars 2018

Three circular 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 136. Three circular 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); diameter of the widest 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 23,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 each box of shallow circular form, the domed covers each incised with designs of confronted birds, flowers and foliage beneath a translucent olive-green glaze, together with: a small celadon-glazed bowl (7).  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

Lot 131. A carved 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of shallow circular form, skillfully carved on the top with two peonies in full bloom, the petals lightly incised with combed lines, encircled by short incised sprigs along the edge of the cover, applied overall with a pale olive-green glaze (2).  Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 130. Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); diameter of widest 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 one with a domed cover decorated with a molded design of a boy holding lotus flowers, under an olive-green glaze, the second with a domed cover with an incised floral design beneath an olive-green glaze, together with: a small bowl in the form of a curled-up lotus leaf, applied with an... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A carved 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 129. A carved  'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of circular shape, resting on a tall splayed foot, the domed cover with a central medallion freely carved with a phoenix in flight, both applied with a translucent olive-green glaze (2).  Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 1990. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector:... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 127. Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter of widest 3 5/8 in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 3,500 — 5,500 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 one box of flat circular form, the cover molded in shallow relief with two flowers, all under an olive-green glaze, the second in the form of three boxes with covers molded as melons, borne on undulating stems in relief  forming a handle, covered in an iridescent pale green... [Lire la suite]