07 septembre 2019

A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 754. A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 18 7/8  in., 48 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the finely potted body of elegantly sinuous baluster form, the swelling shoulders rising to a slender elongated neck surmounted by a flaring cupped mouth with galleried rim and supported on a chamfered splayed foot, the rounded sides deftly carved with a wide frieze of scrolling leaves with delicately incised veining and frilled edges, set between a band... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2015

A foliate-rim 'Yue' bowl, Five dynasties, 10th century

A foliate-rim 'Yue' bowl, Five dynasties, 10th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides rising steeply to a neatly divided six-lobed rim, the interior freely carved with a lotus flower within four stylized wave patterns, applied overall with a thin gray-green glaze, all supported on short tapered foot. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm Property of the Bai Ma Xuan Collection Notes: Similar examples of this form found in museum collections... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2015

A 'Qingbai' waterdropper, Yuan dynasty

A 'Qingbai' waterdropper, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the lobed rounded body rising from a short straight foot, tapering at the shoulders and surmounted by a narrow cylindrical neck, set on the shoulder with a strap handle and a curved spout, the body molded with six petal lappets, covered overall in a transparent glaze with a bluish-green tinge, stopping irregularly at the foot. Height 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm Property from the Bai Ma Xuan Collection. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A carved 'Qingbai' 'chilong' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty

A carved 'Qingbai' 'chilong' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate 9,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of conical form, the steep flared sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior freely carved with a lively pair of clambering chilong centering on a stylized trefoil cloud, applied overall with a translucent pale bluish-green glaze, the footrim and recessed base unglazed - Diameter 8 in., 20.4 cm Property from the Bai Ma Xuan Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

A rare carved 'Qingbai' 'daylily' vase (meiping), Southern Song Dynasty

A rare carved 'Qingbai' 'daylily' vase (meiping), Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the rounded shoulders and tapering body surmounted by a sloping neck set with a cupped mouth, boldly carved with a luxuriant foliate meander of flowering lily borne on slender stems issuing large curling leaves, all on a 'combed' ground and within incised double-line bands, covered overall in a lustrous translucent pale blue glaze, pooling in the carved recesses... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2015

A rare inscribed 'Jizhou' bowl, Song dynasty

A rare inscribed 'Jizhou' bowl, Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, covered inside and out with a dark brown glaze, the interior with papercut decoration of plum blossom florets, with four florets enclosing characters forming the phrase chang ming fu gui (wish for longevity and prosperity), against a ground of radiating strokes from a central floret, all in a yellowish-brown slip resembling gilding, the glaze... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2015

A molded 'Ding' dish, Northern Song dynasty

A molded 'Ding' dish, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a hexalobed rim, molded on the interior with a central medallion of a bronze vessel displaying flowers and surrounded by six further panels of similar design, a band of ruyi borders below the rim, covered overall with a creamy white glaze with characteristic teardrop streaks running down the exterior, metal bound rim - Diameter 7 7/8  in.,... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

A 'Ding' waterpot, Song dynasty

A 'Ding' waterpot, Song dynasty.  Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the small jar, in the form of a lotus bud and surmounted by a straight short neck, carved around the sides with an undulating line suggesting overlapping lotus petals, covered inside and out with a ivory glaze tinged with green - Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm Property from the Bai Ma Xuan Collection Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00 PM
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05 mars 2015

A 'Ding' quatrefoil dish, Tang-Five Dynasties

A 'Ding' quatrefoil dish, Tang-Five Dynasties. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a barbed, four-pointed rim, glazed overall with an ivory-tinged glaze, the foot left unglazed revealing the white body - Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm Property from the Bai Ma Xuan Collection Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00 PM
05 mars 2015

A 'Ding' lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Ding' lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the wide sides rising from a short foot to a six-lobed rim, the cavetto applied with six vertical ribs radiating from the central medallion enclosing a lotus flower and leaf issuing from a stem, glazed allover in an ivory glaze with characteristic pooling to the exterior, the footrim unglazed revealing the white body - Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm Property from the Bai Ma Xuan Collection Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]