14 mars 2019

Two Yueyao stoneware jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 613. Two Yueyao stoneware jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). The taller 17 1/4in (43.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 10,000 (€ 6,200 - 8,800). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of similar ovoid shape, the upper body encircled by three raised grooved ribs, separating two bands of incised zoomorphic motifs, interrupted by a pair of loop handles suspending fixed rings, covered with a olive-green glaze, the unglazed lower buff-colored body burnt reddish in the firing; one with a broad flat rim encircling the... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

A small Cizhou sgraffiato jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 820. A small Cizhou sgraffiato jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 4 3/8 in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The jar has a waisted neck rising to a slightly flared rim, and the exterior is carved through an ivory-toned slip to the pale grey ground with a broad band of leafy floral scroll, beneath a band of leaf lappets on the canted shoulder, and above leafy scroll on the tapering lower body, all under a... [Lire la suite]