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]
07 septembre 2017

A Qingbai melon-form box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1120. A Qingbai melon-form box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The box and cover are potted in the form of a melon with tall lobed sides, the cover applied with a stem-form finial, and the whole covered overall with a transparent glaze of pale aquamarine tone with the exception of the base and rims. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 13 September... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2017

White porcelain dish with lotus flower design, Ding Ware, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century

White porcelain dish with lotus flower design, Ding Ware, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century. H. 2.7, D. 25.8, bottom D. 18.3. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG736 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
07 août 2017

A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed cup stand, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1525. A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed cup stand, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 4 ½ in. (11.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The cup holder has a rounded shoulder that curves in towards the rim, and sides that taper towards the integral 'saucer' raised on a slightly splayed pedestal foot. The whole is covered inside and out with a somewhat variegated russet-brown glaze that thins on the rims and falls... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2017

A black-glazed conical bowl with russet 'partridge feather mottles', Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1495. A black-glazed conical bowl with russet 'partridge feather mottles', Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 197,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The bowl has widely flared sides covered inside and out 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 falls irregularly over the small foot to... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

A Yaozhou celadon molded shallow dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1114. A Yaozhou celadon molded shallow dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With widely flared sides rising from the ring foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior molded with three boys holding the stems of some of the flowers amidst which they play, below a line border, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone that also covers the base. Note: The... [Lire la suite]