12 avril 2018

A carved Cizhou basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 2234. A carved Cizhou basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12 1/2 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 187,500 © Christie's Images Limited 2013 The basin is potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, covered on the exterior with a dark brown slip, and on the interior with a white slip. The interior is further carved with a large central bloom on combed grounds below decorative bands on the cavetto. Note: This basin belongs... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2018

A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century 

Lot 1463. A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of bud shape, the sides painted in brown on a white slip with three feathery leaf sprays and covered in a clear glaze, the lower body and foot unglazed revealing the granular body, the mouth rim and interior similarly covered in white slip under a clear glaze, box. Provenance: Spink... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2018

Inspirational Ceramics: Cizhou Wares From The Linyushanren Collection

Inspirational Ceramics: Cizhou Wares From The Linyushanren Collection Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant The term Cizhou ware 磁州窯 refers to the products of a number of kilns in north China. The name derives from the area of Cizhou in modern day Cixian 磁縣 in southern Hebei province, in which some of the major kiln sites manufacturing these wares were located. These Cizhou wares have body material that is usually fred to stoneware temperature, and is not white, but a variant of... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017

A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 80. A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1134). Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's  rising from a short foot, the shoulders tapering to a narrow neck with everted rim, covered overall with a white slip and carved through the slip to reveal the gray-colored body depicting two bands of stylized floral decoration, all beneath a clear glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s. ... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

Two Cizhou sgraffiato jars, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 392. Two Cizhou sgraffiato jars, Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 22 and 18.6 cm, 8 5/8  and 7 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the larger carved with three peony sprays with the reserved area painted in brownish-black over the white slip; the smaller carved with a broad band of meandering leafy floral scrolls. Provenance: Right: Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, 1980s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

A Cizhou russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 110. A Cizhou russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). 4 3/4in (12cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Sold for US$ 11,250 (€9,666). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the interior glazed black and splashed with russet, the exterior covered in a russet glaze with black streaks dripping from the rim, the base unglazed.  Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2017

An outstanding large Cizhou white-glazed sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 13. An outstanding large Cizhou white-glazed sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty, 34.7 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with an ovoid body sweeping up from a countersunk base to a broad shoulder and a waisted neck with a galleried rim, the exterior applied with a white slip, skilfully carved and detailed with incisions through the white slip to the buff-coloured body... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2017

A rare Cizhou carved 'lotus' basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 95. A rare Cizhou carved 'lotus' basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234), 12 1/2 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,723 - USD 38,584). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Provenance: Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2013, lot 2234 Note: This basin belongs to a distinctive group of Cizhou wares with carved decoration on the interior incised through the white slip and with dark slip covering the exterior. Most of the examples from this group... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

Chinese ceramics from the Mengdiexuan Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Lot 19. Two models of tea grinders, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 22,000 - HKD 30,000 (USD 2,830 - USD 3,859). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One green-glazed pottery, the other white-glazed stoneware. The larger, 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) long, box. Property from the Mengdiexuan Collection. Lot 20. A Yue box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,718 - USD... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

A Cizhou painted rectangular pillow, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 350. A Cizhou painted rectangular pillow, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 11¾ in. (29.7 cm.) long. Estimation : HKD 20,000 - 30,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The base is stamped with a partially legible mark reading ‘Made by xxx’. Provenance: The property of Mr. Mark Lam.  Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 39. Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, oct. 4 - 11, 2017