19 septembre 2017

A Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 943. A Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD. © Sotheby's of compressed globular form resembling a melon with lobed sides, an applied curled stem emerging from the convex center of the cover, applied overall in a translucent light turquoise-blue glaze pooling in the recesses, save for the raised interior rim and base left unglazed revealing the white body, the latter with a four-character mark in relief reading Cai jia hezi... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2015

A white-glazed 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty

A white-glazed 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD  (6,000 - 8,400 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  delicately modelled with lobed sides divided by double fillets and broad slightly raised rims, the domed cover surmounted by swirling cap, applied overall with an clear ivory-tinged glaze pooling to a darker sea-green tone within the recesses, the interior rims and the base left in the biscuit - 5 cm., 2 in. Property from a private East Asian collection... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2015

An inscribed Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty

An inscribed Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD  (1,800 - 2,400 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  of compressed globular form resembling a melon with lobed sides and cover moulded with a stem, applied overall with a transparent glaze pooling to a light turquoise blue in the recesses, save for the raised interior rim and base left unglazed revealing a white body, the latter impressed with a four-character inscription, probably reading Zhan jia... [Lire la suite]