04 décembre 2016

Huge wine storage jar, Cizhou, China, Ming Dynasty, dated 1596

Lot 2000. Huge wine storage jar, Cizhou, China, Ming Dynasty, dated 1596. Estimate: 800 - 1,100 EUR (851 - 1,171 USD. Photo Van Ham. Heavy, yellowish brown stoneware with white slip. Thin, transparent, partly crazed glaze. Painted with manganese brown. Egg-shaped on flat base, with a wide opening with short neck. In sketchy drawing bands with leaves and characters. Height 68cm, Ø 42cm. Condition B/C. A hole in the wall. Smaller part of the glaze flaking off.  Provenance: -Private collection... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2016

Two Cizhou polychrome-decorated wine cups, Jin dynasty, (1115-1234)

Lot 3147. Two Cizhou polychrome-decorated wine cups, Jin dynasty, (1115-1234). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,539 - USD 23,309). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  One cup is painted on the interior with a single floral spray, the other cup with a poetic inscription within a bracket-lobed cartouche, all above a clear glaze applied over a layer of white slip, stopping above the foot revealing the pale buff body. 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2016

A 'Cizhou' white-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 289. A 'Cizhou' white-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an incurved rim with pie-crust edge, covered overall in a white glaze; 14 cm, 5 1/2  in.  Provenance: Eskenazi, London, ref no. C3185. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
22 septembre 2016

A Cizhou white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 111. A Cizhou white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,183 - USD 7,774). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The foot and base are unglazed exposing the grey body. 4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box The Property of a Japanese Private Collector  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
21 septembre 2016

A Cizhou white-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 108. A Cizhou white-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 40,000 (USD 5,181 - USD 7,772). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The interior has three evenly spaced spur marks. The foot rim is unglazed revealing the buff ware. 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s The Property of a Japanese Private Collector Note: Compare with a similar Cizhou white-glazed bowl from the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A polychrome-decorated Cizhou deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 711. A polychrome-decorated Cizhou deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl has deep rounded sides supported on a slightly splayed foot. The interior is decoreted in red and green overglaze enamels with a single peony spray and leaves in the center encircled by five bands in red, all against a creamy-white slip, which also covers the exterior. A clear glaze covers the slip stopping above the foot, exposing the biscuit body which has burnt orange in the... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

A painted and incised Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 710. A painted and incised Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is well potted with a deep globular body rising from the straight, tall foot to an incurved rim. The exterior is freely painted in dark brown slip depicting two fish swimming among weeds. The details of the fish are incised through the brown slip to the creamy-white ground beneath. The interior is also covered in creamy-white slip, all under a clear glaze except the... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A small and rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'peony' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 130. A small and rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'peony' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body rising from a circular foot and countersunk base to a lipped rim, freely carved through the layer of brown slip to the ivory-white layer beneath with two large peony blooms borne on a meandering scroll with trefoil leaves, each flower with combed details, all between wavy overlapping lappets around the shoulder and the foot, applied overall with a transparent glaze stopping... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

A 'Cizhou' ribbed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 117. A 'Cizhou' ribbed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of U-shaped form, the almost straight sides rising from a broad straight foot ring to an unglazed rim, the exterior encircled by a band of broad knife-cut vertical grooves, the interior and exterior covered with an almost colorless glaze over a white slip, stopping unevenly above the foot to reveal the buff body. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Vase à décor de pivoine, dynastie Song (960-1279)

Vase à décor de pivoine, dynastie Song (960-1279), fours de Cizhou, céramique, Hauteur : 0.202 m. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, EO2931. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Daniel Arnaudet
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