21 août 2019

Back on Song dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 528. An unusual black-glazed foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2019

A Molded Green-Glazed Pottery Dish, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3105. A Molded Green-Glazed Pottery Dish, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 14.6cm. Estimate HKD 80,000 - 120,000 (USD 10,190 - 15,284). Lot sold HKD 212,400 (USD 27,053). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2017, lot.1360. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019   
28 mars 2019

A Yaozhou Celadon Glazed Carved Ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3502. A Yaozhou Celadon Glazed Carved Ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 8.9cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,217 - 50,956). Lot sold HKD 2,950,000 (USD 375,742). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The ewer is beautifully potted in globular form, carved in relief depicting overlapping lotus petals and scrolls forming in fine detail that generously issuing sumptuous leaves. It is decorated with a strap handle opposite a short curved spout. It is overall in fine pale greenglaze... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2019

A Yaozhou Carved ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3503. A Yaozhou Carved ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 350,000 - 450,000 (USD 44,586 - 57,325). Lot sold HKD 2,478,000 (USD 315,623). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The present dish is well potted that the shallow rounded sides are deftly carved on the interior with a large peony bloom with tiered petals and a small bud borne on a dense leafy stem. The petals and leaves are bordered by classic scroll with trefoil leaves issuing from a continuous... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A Yueyao Celadon Glazed Floral Medallion Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3501. A Yueyao Celadon Glazed Floral Medallion Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 16.4cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 101,925 - 127,406). Lot sold HKD 1,156,400 (USD 147,291). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The deep rounded body is carved with leafy scroll at the neck, setting with a strap handle opposite to a long curved spout. The body of the ewer is decorated with floral medallion encircled by scattered peony flower. The ewer is overall... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1275. A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized $32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pentafoil dish raised on a spreading pedestal foot, the interior engraved with a scene of two men playing weiqi while a third observes in a garden setting surrounded by foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground within a border of geometric key fret, below birds reserved on a... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A Molded Ding Lion and Grapevine Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3013. A Molded Ding Lion and Grapevine Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 16.7cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,905 - 38,286). Sold price HKD 531,000 (USD 67,766). © Poly Auction. Well potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, all encircled by a broad lotus band interspersed with small blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Hutian Qingbai Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3009. A Hutian Qingbai Vase, Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 32cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,905 - 38,286). Sold price HKD 967,600 (USD 123,484). © Poly Auction. Well potted with an ovoid body rising from a countersunk base to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short tapering neck and lipped mouthrim. the exterior covered in ivory-white glaze.  Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3012. A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 191,429 - 255,238). Sold price HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,945). © Poly Auction. The shallow concave base supported on a neatly trimmed foot, rising to wide flaring sides, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, encircled by two lotus blooms borne on... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A green-glazed 'Boy and Phoenix' ewer, Northern Song or Liao dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1136. A green-glazed 'Boy and Phoenix' ewer, Northern Song or Liao dynasty, 10th-12th century, 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 131,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is molded in the shape of a boy seated on the back of a phoenix, the flower-form mouth rising from the top of the tail. It is covered overall with a green glaze, except for the interior of the foot, and the foot ring has three spur marks. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New... [Lire la suite]