20 janvier 2016

Cizhou pot with phoenix and dragon, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Cizhou pot with phoenix and dragon, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), h 40.5 cm × d 44.3 cm. AK-MAK-110. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.
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06 décembre 2015

A large finely sgraffiato Cizhou globular jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2836. A large finely sgraffiato Cizhou globular jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate HK$300,000 - HK$500,000 ($38,891 - $64,818). Price Realized HK$775,000 ($100,468). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is carved with two horizontal registers of stylised leaf scrolls, above a lower register with foliate scrolls in blackish-brown slip against the unglazed buff-coloured body. The inside of the jar, short neck, lipped rim and recessed base are further applied with black slip and... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A Very Rare Sgraffiato Cizhou ‘Peony’ Vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th Century

Lot 2834. A Very Rare Sgraffiato Cizhou ‘Peony’ Vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th Century. Estimate HK$1,000,000-1,500,000 ($130,000-190,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is potted with an ovoid body tapering sharply towards a tall spreading foot, surmounted by a trumpet neck below an everted rim. The body is carved through black slip to depict a broad peony scroll borne on leafy stem above a band of petals against a ground of white slip, under a clear glaze. The foot... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A painted Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th Century

Lot 2833. A painted Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th Century. Estimate HK$200,000 - HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Price Realized HK$250,000 ($32,409). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is well potted with an ovoid body, supported on a high foot ring. The exterior is freely painted in darkish-brown slip depicting four foliate sprigs. The details of the sprigs are rendered by incising through the brown slip to the creamy white ground beneath. The interior is also covered in... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A painted Cizhou polychrome ‘Fish’ bowl, Jin dynasty, 13th Century

Lot 2832. A painted Cizhou polychrome ‘Fish’ bowl, Jin dynasty, 13th Century. Estimate HK$100,000 - HK$150,000 ($12,964 - $19,445). Price Realized HK$100,000 ($12,964). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is painted to the interior in red and green overglaze enamels to depict a fish swimming amidst lotus. It is covered overall with a white slip under clear glaze stopping above the foot, exposing the biscuit body which is inscribed with three indecipherable characters in ink. 6 3/4 in. (17... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

A very rare Cizhou white-glazed lobed vase, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2831. A very rare Cizhou white-glazed lobed vase, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century.  Estimate HK$200,000 - HK$300,000 ($25,927 - $38,891). Price Realized HK$187,500 ($24,307). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is well potted with lobed bulbous body rising to a trumpet neck and a flaring flower-shaped mouth, supported on a scalloped foot. The exterior is covered with a white slip under a clear glaze that continues inside the neck. 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]


30 novembre 2015

A Cizhou persimmon-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

A Cizhou persimmon-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,778 - $10,371). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is potted with deep upright sides resting on a low straight foot, covered inside and out with a russet-brown glaze. A portion of the base and a ring-shaped area on the bottom inside the bowl are unglazed, revealing the buff body. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Provenance: Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo Christie's. THE CLASSIC... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

A rare 'Cizhou' 'lotus' jar, Northern Song dynasty

A rare 'Cizhou' 'lotus' jar, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to an incurving rim, the exterior covered with a white slip skilfully carved through with a wide band of a repeat design of a double lotus scroll, covered with a translucent beige glaze stopping at the base of the band, the unglazed foot revealing a greyish-white body - 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Acquired from John Sparks Ltd., London in the... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2015

A large 'Cizhou' carved black-glazed jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty

A large 'Cizhou' carved black-glazed jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the heavily-potted ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short waisted neck with rolled rim, carved through the brown glaze to the body with a broad band of scrolling foliage at the shoulder, all above a ribbed and brown glazed lower body, the neck and shoulder set with a pair of simple lug handles - 50.8cm., 20in. Provenance: Acquired from John Sparks Ltd., London in the... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2015

A Cizhou sgraffiato vase, yuhuchunpin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

A Cizhou sgraffiato vase, yuhuchunpin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000 ($51,863 - $77,795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is freely carved through the white slip to the buff body with two wide bands enclosing peony motifs, below a narrow register of leaves around the shoulder, covered with a clear glaze stopping in an irregular line above the foot. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high, box Provenance: From the Collection of Alexander J. Argyropoulos, Athens,Ambassador to China... [Lire la suite]