15 janvier 2020

A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1495. A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular body is encircled by three raised ribs above the spreading stepped foot, and the shoulder is flanked by a pair of fixed-ring lion- mask handles below a herringbone band encircling the neck. The vase is covered in a characteristic semi-transparent glaze of pale blue tone continuing over... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1177. A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body is painted in somewhat metallic matte brown with three graceful flower sprays reserved on the dark olive-brown glaze that continues over the rim into the interior of the neck. The base is unglazed and carved with an inscription, Li Ho, possibly the... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type 'hare's fur'-glazed tea bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1174. A Cizhou-type 'hare's fur'-glazed tea bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has deep sides rounding up to the finger-grooved rim and is covered inside and out with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings flowing from the russet band below the rim. The lower body and foot are covered with a brown wash. ... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2020

An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century

Lot 143. An elegant Ayyubid or early Mamluk marvered glass jar, Egypt or Syria, 12th-13th century; 4 3/8in. (11cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of bulbous form rising from short trumpet foot to flaring mouth, the purple translucent glass body marvered with white threads in festooned oblique patterns, clean repaired breaks. Note: This aubergine coloured glass jar punctuated with a white foliated palmette design is an... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2019

A rare Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1280. A rare Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 7/8 in. (15cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is of flared, conical form, and the interior bears the imprint of a large leaf fired to a yellowish-buff and pale brown color, in contrast to the matte glaze of dark brown color which covers the interior and exterior where it ends in a line above the foot to expose the off-white... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon 'bamboo' vase, xianwenping, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1276. A rare Longquan celadon 'bamboo' vase, xianwenping, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century, 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 423,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The compressed, spreading body is carved with a series of shallow horizontal grooves, and the tall tapering neck is encircled by two bow-string bands in imitation of bamboo below the wide, galleried mouth with incurved rim. The vase is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2019

A large Jun-ware bowl, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 399. A large Jun-ware bowl, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 39,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The deep rounded bowl is covered in a light bluish-grey glaze stopping just above the unglazed short foot.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2012
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16 décembre 2019

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

Lot 102. A Yaozhou celadon conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 73⁄4 in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 2,400 - USD 3,500. Price Realised: USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The deep, slightly rounded conical sides that rise to a slightly flared lipped rim are applied on the interior with five slender ribs of slip that define five petals, and the bowl is covered inside and out with an olive-green glaze that thins over the ribs. Christie's. The Art of... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2019

An intact Kashan blue-glazed bottle vase, Persia, 12th-13th century

Loy 213. An intact Kashan blue-glazed bottle vase, Persia, 12th-13th century; 30.8cm. height. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the fritware body of globular form with a tall thin neck and rounded mouth, decorated in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. Proenance: Christie’s London, 27 April 2004, lot 293. Ex- collection Theodor Sehmer (1885-1979). Ex-collection Seppi Mueller, 1971. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 23 october 2019
18 octobre 2019

A Jizhou ‘Tortoiseshell-Glazed’ Tea Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3303. A Jizhou ‘Tortoiseshell-Glazed’ Tea Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 5.6cm D 11.6cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 200,000 (USD 19,118 - 25,491). Sold Price: HKD 247,800 (USD 31,583). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The bowl with deep rounded sides flaring out from a narrow recessed foot, covered overall with a glossy dark brown glaze accented with russet-brown splashes, simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping just above the knife-pared foot, the base left unglazed revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]