02 juin 2019

'Southeast Asian Ceramics: Selections from the Collection of James E. Breece III' at Heritage Museum of Asian Art, Chicago

  Ewers with lids, stoneware with incised design and celadon glaze, height 20 cm, stoneware with cream and iron underglaze, height 21 cm, stoneware with pale olive-green glaze and iron brown splotches, height 21 cm, Trần dynasty (1225-1400), Vietnam, MacLean Collection. Photography: © MacLean Collection. The ceramics of China have been famous for centuries and clearly influenced ceramic production in nearby Southeast Asian countries. This may be the most apparent in Vietnamese ceramics, as parts of the... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 758. A Cizhou-type painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.4 cm.) high. Estimate $8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The body is painted in brown on a white ship with two wide bands of flowers and leafy sprays below a classic scroll border encircling the shoulder, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: Frank Caro Gallery, New York. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A rare gilt-bronze miniature buddhist votive group, Liao-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 708. A rare gilt-bronze miniature buddhist votive group, Liao-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 4 in. (10.2 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The central figure of Shakyamuni Buddha is flanked by two bodhisattvas, all on lotus bases supported by the tripartite lotus stem that rises from the central hexagonal base which is attached to two similar flanking bases on which stand disciples. All are backed by openwork aureoles.  Provenance: Anna Ilsley... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon fluted pear-shaped vase, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 286. A very rare Longquan celadon fluted pear-shaped vase, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The body molded with six lobes rising from a conforming pedestal foot to the everted barbed rim, the neck flanked by a pair of lion-mask handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a glaze of soft sea-green tone that thins on the ribs, the interior of the foot similarly... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A small Longquan celadon carved conical bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 277. A small Longquan celadon carved conical bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The interior confidently carved with a budding and blossoming prunus branch under a crescent moon and wispy clouds below a narrow band carved with two foliate scrolls, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft olive-green tone pooling in the bottom around the small circular... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou brown-painted globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 858. A Cizhou brown-painted globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 6 ¾ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tall, tapering ovoid body covered with a white slip painted in brown with a horizontal calligraphic panel between two bands fluidly decorated with flowers, all under a clear glaze, box The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]

12 juin 2018

A small Junyao globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 67. A small Junyao globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century. Diamètre: 15 cm. (6 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000 (USD 3,544 - USD 4,725). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Reposant sur un petit pied, la panse globulaire est surmontée de deux petites anses en forme d'anneau. Elle est recouverte d'une belle glaçure bleu pâle virant au beige-brun près de la bordure. Provenance: Previously in the Collection of Constance Coolidge Crowninshield (1892-1973), wife of the American diplomat... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2018

A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 714. A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 20 ¾ in. (52.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vase is sprig-molded and applied with meandering stems bearing peony blossoms between a band of carved upright leaves on the lower body and three foliate sprays on the neck, and is covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone. Note: A similar Longquan celadon molded vase, also with reduced, metal-bound rim, but... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

An unglazed stoneware storage jar and lid, Lý–Trần dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 861. An unglazed stoneware storage jar and lid, Lý–Trần dynasty, 12th-14th century; 7 1/8in (18cm) height overall. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,100). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid jar formed with a concave collar, with lotus petal bands and roller marks impressed on the walls above a saw-town line of sculpted petals that encircle the tall foot ring with pierced details, the collar covered by the domed lid impressed with the same lotus petal and roller bands surrounding a... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A cream glazed storage jar with brown inlay bird decoration, Lý–Trần dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 851. A cream glazed storage jar with brown inlay bird decoration, Lý–Trần dynasty, 12th-14th century; 12 1/4in (31cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,500 - 4,200). Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,110). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form carved with a collar of lotus petals above four applied strap lugs, the walls coated with glaze and then portions scraped away to form a wide panel of long tailed birds set between leaf scrolls and horizontal string bands colored with iron wash before firing,... [Lire la suite]