16 février 2019

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

Lot 754. A Cizhou-type cut-glaze meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bottle is carved through the dark khaki-brown glaze to the buff- colored ground before firing with a broad band of leafy scroll above a band of petal decoration in the center and a band of petal lappets above the foot, all within double-line borders, Japanese double wood box. Provenance: A Japanese... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 752. A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Bowl 7 1/8 in. (8.1 cm) diam.; box and cover 3 in. (7.5 cm). Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is carved with dense cloud scroll with combed details, stopping short of the rim, and is covered allover with a crackled glaze of aquamarine color that also surrounds the unglazed center of the base, which has burnt pale brown in the firing. The... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon Guan-type jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 746. A Longquan celadon Guan-type jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realized $18,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The jar is covered in a sea-green glaze with golden crackle, the rim covered in gold lacquer, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A large Junyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 744. A large Junyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $47,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is of deep, rounded conical form, and covered inside and out with a glaze of milky blue color thinning to mushroom on the rim, wood box. Note: A smaller bowl (14 cm.) of similar shape is illustrated in Mayuyama: Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, no. 398. Compare, also, another smaller... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 743. A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The interior is decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three diamond-shaped flower heads reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground. The exterior is covered in a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling short of a knife-cut edge... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2019

A rare Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 735. A rare Junyao deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate $120,000 – $180,000. Price Realized $125,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise from the tapered foot to the slightly incurved mouth rim, and is covered inside and out with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue tone thinning to mushroom color at the rim, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1960s. Note: The glaze on this bowl is... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2019

A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 725. A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is molded on the interior with fish swimming amidst waves above a sea creature in the center, with radiating lines cut on the exterior, all under a pale greyish-green glaze..  Note: A pair of Yaozhou molded bowls with this design is in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated by M.... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2019

A rare large Cizhou-type brown-painted vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 705. A rare large Cizhou-type brown-painted vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The high-shouldered, tapering body is painted in brown on a white slip with two stems of flowering peony below two leafy sprays on the tall neck that rises to a foliate rim with five out-turned petals, all under a clear glaze that falls irregularly to the stepped foot with... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

Three monumental Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tiles, Persia, 12th-13th century

Lot 99. Three monumental Kashan calligraphic lustre pottery tiles, Persia, 12th-13th century; tiles: 41 by 82cm, mount: 84.4 by 10 by 7cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 122,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 comprising three fritware tiles with a large calligraphic inscription in thuluth moulded in relief and another inscription painted in golden lustre above, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue on an overglaze lustre ground of spiralling foliate tendrils with... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1326. A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of shallow form with flared sides, covered all over in a thick glaze of greyish-blue tone suffused with a network of black crackle continuing onto the base, the foot left unglazed to expose the buff grey ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Private English collection.Bluett & Sons, London.Private... [Lire la suite]