25 mai 2020

Two Qingbai vessels, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 3256. Two Qingbai vessels, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 7/8 and 3 ¾ in. (12.4 and 9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One is a dish with upright sides, the interior carved with a foliate sprig; the other is a bowl carved on the interior with a flowering branch. Each is covered with a delicate, pale greenish-blue glaze below the unglazed mouth rim.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2087. A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The tapering ovoid bottle is carved through the dark khaki-brown glaze to the buff-colored ground before firing with a broad band of leafy scroll reserved on a striated ground between double-line borders, and with another single line above the foot. Provenance: Warren E. Cox, New York,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

  Lot 2086. A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The rounded, conical body is covered below the russet-edged rim with a lustrous, russet-dappled, blackish-brown glaze that is decorated on the interior with five large russet splashes composed of small russet flecks, and on the exterior falls in an irregular line on a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2085. A Cizhou-type painted tiger-form pillow, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century; 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The pillow is made in the shape of a recumbent tiger with its head resting on the front paws, and the dished center of the back is decorated with a scene of a water bird amidst the grasses of a pond below two birds in flight above. The decoration is painted in brown and pale russet... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2020

A rare Cizhou-type silver-decorated black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2082. A rare Cizhou-type silver-decorated black-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl has deep conical sides that become upright near the russet-edged rim, and is covered with a blackish-brown glaze decorated in silver glaze on the interior with a central flower head below four large flowers, each centered by a... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2020

Explore the arts of the Islamic world & Asia with over 300 lots on view at Sotheby's London

LONDON.- The sale will offer thirty-five beautiful pieces from the collection of the late H. Peter Stern, an avid traveller who co-founded the Storm King Art Center – the world’s most important modern sculpture garden – and served as Vice Chair of the World Monuments Fund. His pursuit of a ‘global idyll’ is reflected in his collection, with Ottoman mounted panels of silk and velvet brocade and Mughal velvet tent hangings, adorned with floral motifs, sitting alongside delicate architectural Company School watercolours. Stern... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

A molded Longquan celadon baluster vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1355. A molded Longquan celadon baluster vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded midsection decorated in relief with lotus scroll above upright petals and beneath a bow-string band and leafy lotus sprays on the neck that flares slightly towards the reduced, metal-bound rim.  Provenance: Roland Moore, New York.Herbert D. Robbins,... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1340. A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With shallow, flared sides, molded in the center with a large leafy peony stem surrounded by six panels of leaves below a narrow band of classic scroll, covered all over in a green glaze continuing over the unglazed foot rim to cover the base, burnt slightly orange in the firing. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

Two Yaozhou celadon molded vessels, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1339. Two Yaozhou celadon molded vessels, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 6 3/16 and 4 1/8 in. (15.6 and 10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The first a shallow dish molded in the interior with a leafy peony scroll, the second a small petal-rimmed bowl molded in the interior with three ducks swimming amidst lotus beneath a border of leafy foliate scroll. (2) Provenance: The first: Dr. Keith Kirkland; Sotheby... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A rare Longquan celadon zhadou, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1312. A rare Longquan celadon zhadou, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With compressed globular body rising to a tall neck and flared rim, covered overall, and on the base, with an unctuous glaze of sea-green tone, the foot rim left unglazed exposing the buff grey ware, wood stand. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1940s. Note: A very similar,... [Lire la suite]