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
21 septembre 2017

A Cizhou sgraffito ‘Wave’ rectangular pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 351. A Cizhou sgraffito ‘Wave’ rectangular pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 10⅝ in. (27 cm.) long. Estimation : HKD 30,000 - 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: The property of Mr. Mark Lam.  Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 41 Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, oct. 4 - 11, 2017
21 septembre 2017

A Cizhou sgraffito ‘Peony’ octagonal pillow, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 345. A Cizhou sgraffito ‘Peony’ octagonal pillow, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 11⅛ (28.2 cm) wide. Estimation : HKD 30,000 - 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: The property of Mr. Mark Lam.  Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 26 Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, oct. 4 - 11, 2017
21 septembre 2017

A Cizhou white-glazed sgraffito  ‘Peony’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 344. A Cizhou white-glazed sgraffito  ‘Peony’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11⅞ in. (30.2 cm.) long, box. Estimation : HKD 30,000 - 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: The property of Mr. Mark Lam.  Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 25 Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, oct. 4 - 11, 2017