27 mars 2018

A well-carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1467. A well-carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 5/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The sides flared from the foot to an angle where they then flare in a slight curve to the rim, the interior finely carved with two leafy stems that cross in the center, one bearing a single blossom, the other a blossom and a bud, with combed details, all below a single line border,... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2018

Celadon Double-Gourd Vase, Koryo Dynasty, 11th-12th c. A.D., Korea

Koryo Celadon Double-Gourd Vase, Koryo Dynasty, 11th-12th c. A.D., Korea. Height: 34.9cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large stoneware vase of double-gourd form, standing on a short rounded foot-rim. The body is decorated with shallowly incised floral decoration typical of the decorative style in the 11th – 12th centuries. The entire vase is covered in a blue-green crackled celadon glaze which fired to a brownish color in patches on the back. There is extensive body cracking on one side, repaired with Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2018

A very rare russet-splashed black-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1157. A very rare russet-splashed black-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish has widely flared sides covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze liberally splashed in russet with 'partridge feather mottles' that thins to a yellowish-russet color below the rim and ends in an irregular line above the foot to expose the buff ware, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2017

A Junyao purple-splashed bowl, 11th-12th century

Lot 979. A Junyao purple-splashed bowl, 11th-12th century; 6 1/2in (16.5cm) diameter. Estimate $5,000 - 7,000. Sold for US$ 22,500 (€18,995) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2017 The gently rounded sides, applied overall with a bubble-suffused pale blue glaze thinning to a buff color at the slightly incurved rim, the surfaces enhanced with mottled purple splashes, the thick glaze stopping short of the neatly finished unglazed orange-burnt foot ring. Bonhams. FINE ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 18... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2017

A glazed ceremonial temple stand with iron brown striping, Lý–Trần dynasties, 11th-12th century

Lot 846. A glazed ceremonial temple stand with iron brown striping, Lý–Trần dynasties, 11th-12th century; 4 1/4in (11cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,600 - 4,300). Sold for US$ 1,875 (€1,582). Photo: Bonhams. Formed as a shallow bowl within a lotus flower rising from a waisted stem with a pearl border set within an elaborate waisted pedestal with further lotus petals and pearl border above a stepped base of octagonal section, the celadon-tinged glaze on the exterior walls... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2017

A magnificent and very rare carved 'Ding' Basin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th Century

Lot 32. A magnificent and very rare carved 'Ding' Basin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th Century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Lot sold 464,000 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted of generous proportions with high rounded sides supported on a narrow upright footring, the interior boldly carved with deft strokes of the knife with a single scene of a carp in a lotus pond, the detailing of the scales cross-hatched and the large tail flexed vigorously upwards, a stand of water grass... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2017

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1133. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century, 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slightly rounded conical sides rise to the gently everted rim, and the interior is covered with a black glaze splashed with russet markings that thins to russet on the rim. The exterior is covered with a matte russet skin falling short of the shallow ring foot. Provenance: Steven... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

'The Immutable One'. Engraved and gilded sculpture leads Bonhams images of devotion sale

Lot 22. A gilt copper alloy figure of Akshobhya, Tibet, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 (€1,600,000 - 2,700,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- A Tibetan bronze featuring an exquisite robe adorned with both inset stones and incised patterns is the top lot at Bonhams Images of Devotion sale on Tuesday 3 October at Bonhams Hong Kong, Admiralty. Carrying an estimate of HK$15,000,000-25,000,000, this exceptionally rare sculpture is the only known of its kind.  The bronze depicts Akshobhya, the... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2017

A rare carved Yaozhou 'Peony' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1125. A rare carved Yaozhou 'Peony' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The widely flared, shallow sides rise to the petal-notched rim. The interior is carved with a stem bearing graceful leaves that frame a large peony blossom borne on the central stem, and the center has a recessed medallion incised with a peony spray. The bowl is covered inside and out with a deep olive-green... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1122. A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is potted with eight vertical lobes that rise to an overlapping lotus petal collar at the base of the trumpet neck, and a leaf is incised at the base of the curved spout and strap handle. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial and has a small rectangular cut-out flanked by two tiny holes on... [Lire la suite]