19 février 2016

A small Junyao tripod censer, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

A small Junyao tripod censer, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. © Christie's 2003 The compressed body raised on three small curved feet below a slightly tapering neck and everted rim, covered inside and out with a soft turquoise blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the edges of the rim - 4in. (10.2cm.) across, stand and box  Lot 257. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,975 Notes: Compare a smaller Junyao blue-glazed censer of similar form illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection,... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2016

A Cizhou painted 'Zhang family' pillow, Late Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou painted 'Zhang family' pillow, Late Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Decorated on top with an ogival panel of a scholar standing by a river watching a double-gourd float by, and on the sides with panels of flowers, all surrounded by foliate designs and painted in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze, the base stamped with the three-character maker's mark Zhang jia zao (Made by the Zhang family) in a rectangular panel between a lotus blossom and a lotus leaf... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

A large russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A large russet-splashed blackish-brown-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Of Cizhou type and of deep rounded form, covered on the interior and the upper portion of the exterior with a lustrous black glaze with subtle 'hare's fur' markings below russet coloring at the rim, with five large diffuse russet splashes on the interior, the unglazed lower body and foot of yellowish buff color - 7¾in. (19.7cm.) diam. Lot 243. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $11,353  ... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2016

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century

Table screen, China, 12th-13th century, Longquan ware. H 15.5 cm × w 14.0 cm × d 6.0 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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29 novembre 2015

A very rare finely moulded 'peacock' Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A very rare finely moulded 'peacock' Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$2,000,000 – HK$3,000,000 ($259,272 - $388,908). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is delicately potted with a flat base and flaring sides and is crisply moulded to the interior with a single peacock flying amid peonies and leaves, adorned by a butterfly and insect, all within a heptafoil frame. The well is further moulded with composite floral scroll below a keyfret band. The dish is covered overall... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Jun deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is formed with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, supported on a short foot ring. It is covered overall with a glaze of sky-blue tone thinning on the rims. The foot is covered with a brown glaze wash. 4 3/8 in. (13 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. THE CLASSIC AGE OF CHINESE CERAMICS - THE LINYUSHANREN COLLECTION,... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2015

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate HK$ 240,000 – HK$400,000 ($31,113 - $51,854). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides, covered inside and out with a lavender-blue glaze with two purplish splashes on the exterior and further splashes on the interior, thinning to mushroom on the rim and falling in an irregular line above the neatly cut foot. The foot and countersunk base are unglazed, with the exception of two glaze drops,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Tea Bowl (yan-kou wan), Jian ware, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Tea Bowl (yan-kou wan), Jian ware, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Dark-brown stoneware with dark-brown glaze and iron oxide markings, 2 15/16 x 5 1/4 in. (7.5 x 13.34 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2000.209.1 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Highly respected items of the court during the reign of Emperor Hui Zong (r. 1101-1125), Jian ware tea bowls from Kiangsu province came in two sizes; this classic example can be considered the larger variety. Appearing bluish black, a deep brown glaze... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2015

Bottle, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Bottle, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Stoneware with "tea-dust" glaze, 8 x 5 1/2 in. (20.32 x 13.97 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.67.2 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art This elegant jar is a rare descendant of wares developed in the Yaozhou area of Shansi province during the Tang period (618-907). Although the Yaozhou kilns are most famous for celadons produced during Northern Song (960-1127) and Jin (1115-1234), the region had a longer and more ancient history in the production of black... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2015

A standing granite torso of Devi, Southern India, Chola period, 12th-13th century

A standing granite torso of Devi, Southern India, Chola period, 12th-13th century. Estimate CHF 12 000.- / 18 000.- € 11 110.- / 16 670. Photo Koller. Height 90 cm German collection, purchased at Nagel Auktionen, 17.5.2010, lot 1645. There described as coming from an old German private collection, bought with the German art dealer Stolper in 1965.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00