19 juin 2015

A Cizhou slip-decorated pillow with stamped and incised decoration, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

A Cizhou slip-decorated pillow with stamped and incised decoration, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century.  Estimate US$8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. Of bean shape, covered by a layer of white slip incised with a feather-patterned band on the canted side walls and two chrysanthemums in bloom against a stamped 'fish roe' ground across the canted top, the clay fabric exposed in the process burnt a pale brown beneath a colorless glaze that stops unevenly above the flat base. 7 3/4in (19.7cm)... [Lire la suite]

31 mai 2015

A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song dynasty

A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD (1,800 - 2,400 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body and wide rim, set with two loop handles, applied with a white slip stopping well above the foot and exposing the light grey stoneware, the upper portion of the body covered with a crackled creamy white glaze and painted with four sprays of foliage in black, the interior glazed in dark brown - width 18 cm., 7 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2015

A Cizhou hemispherical bowl. 11th-12th century and a Cizhou-type lobed jar with wide rim. Northern Song or Jin dynasty, 12th c.

A Cizhou hemispherical bowl. 11th-12th century and a Cizhou-type lobed jar with wide rim. Northern Song or Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate: €1.500 - €2.000 & €3.000 - €4.000. Photo courtesy Lempertz 1845 A hemispherical Cizhou bowl on a high splayed food, covered with a white slip under a transparent crackled glaze except for the foot revealing the buff stoneware body. Five spur marks to the interior. Small restorations to rim. Diameter 20.5 cm Provenance:  Collection... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2015

A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed bowl, Northern  Song dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD (6,000 - 8,400 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of conical form with everted sides rising from a low footring, applied overall with a smooth dark olive-brown glaze falling short of the base and foot revealing the pale buff-coloured stoneware, the rim dressed with a white glaze, silk pouch - 11.7 cm., 4 5/8  in. Property from a private East Asian collection    Sotheby's. Chinese Art. Hong Kong, 01 Jun... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2015

A 'Cizhou' ‘oil spot’-glazed teabowl, Song dynasty

A 'Cizhou' ‘oil spot’-glazed teabowl, Song dynasty. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (24,001 - 36,002 EUR). Photo Sotheby's with conical sides rising to a slightly flared rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze suffuse with metallic ‘oil spots’ of varying sizes stopping short of the foot to reveal a buff-coloured body supported on a narrow foot ring, Japanese lacquered wood box - 11.3 cm., 4 3/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 13th July 2006, lot 536. Property from a... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2015

A rare Cizhou black glazed conical tea bowl, Song Dynasty (AD960-1279)

A rare Cizhou black glazed conical tea bowl, Song Dynasty (AD960-1279). Estimate HKD42,000 - 55,000 (TWD170,000 - 223,000) (USD5,400 - 7,100).  © Ravenel. This teabowl has a conical shape reminiscent of a bamboo hat (douli), with a lip that is curving outwards, and a wide belly tapering towards the relatively small round foot. The bowl is covered inside and out with black glaze, a dark hue looking somewhat like black paint. Among Song dynasty teabowls, the douli is easily the most famous and widely recognized... [Lire la suite]


10 mai 2015

A Cizhou moulded 'boy and lotus' ewer, 16th-17th century

A Cizhou moulded 'boy and lotus' ewer, 16th-17th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened ewer modelled as a boy seated in 'royal ease' on a foliate pedestal covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze, the figure wearing an apron with moulded cloud scrolls loosely revealing his chest, his left hand supported on stylised rockwork holding a lotus spray, the other grasping a lotus leaf forming the spout and handle encircling his head.29.2cm (11 1/2in) high Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Ming Dynasty

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The rounded body painted in dark brown on the white slip ground with three lozenge-shaped panels, one with an elaborately-armoured horseman galloping through a rocky landscape carrying a spear, another with two male figures, one carrying a child on his back, discovering another child tied to a tree, and the last with a deer prancing freely over a hare, all surrounded by tightly-packed spirals, and enclosed with... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000  (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed baluster form rising from a recessed base, painted in black slip on a cream ground, with a band of three lozenge-shaped panels, variously depicting a lotus spray and scholarly figures in landscape, all within decorative bands and spiral borders. 31cm (12 1/8 in) high Provenance: Sir Harry and Lady Garner CollectionBluett & Sons Ltd., London, Catalogue, 1973, no.30, pl.VIJ.T.Tai... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,  12th-13th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on a high foot with slender neck rising to a flaring mouth rim, the bulbous body deeply carved through the creamy-toned white slip with eight alternating lotus flower heads borne on leafy meanders, beneath further rows of flowers to the shoulder and neck separated by geometric bands. 19.7cm (7 3/4in) high Provenance: according to the family, acquired in the 1930s and thence by... [Lire la suite]