20 avril 2015

A rare ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘Peony’ meiping, Northern Song Dynasty

A rare ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘Peony’ meiping, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (54,260 - 81,390 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the well-potted tapered body rising to round shoulders, surmounted by a short waisted neck with galleried 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 and double-teardrop hearts within lobed petals, all between... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2015

A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty

A ‘Cizhou’ painted and turquoise-glazed bottle vase, Ming dynasty. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck with lipped rim, boldly painted with a wide band of floral scroll, the neck with overlapping lotus lappets and a criss-cross band, all divided by double lines, covered overall in a rich turquoise glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Sotheby's. The... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A rare carved 'Cizhou' rice measure, Northern Song dynasty

A rare carved 'Cizhou' rice measure, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP (4,070 - 5,426 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to an incurved rim with double fillets, covered overall in an opaque white slip, the exterior boldly carved with concentric U-shaped grooves filled with brown glaze, covered overall in a clear glaze leaving the foot unglazed revealing the grey body, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 10.2cm., 4in. ... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty

  A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP (9,496 - 13,565 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a wide neck, the grey stoneware body covered with a creamy-white slip and a dark chocolate-brown overslip, cut to the body with a roulette forming bands of short oblique strokes in close-packed rows, the exterior applied with a clear glaze and the interior with a cascaded greenish-brown glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

An exceptional Cizhou black-glazed and russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

An exceptional Cizhou black-glazed and russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate  1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the steep sides supported on a short knife-pared foot and rising to a flared rim, the interior covered with a lustrous black-brown glaze and splashed with irregular russet spots, the underside applied with a chocolate-brown glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the grey buff ware; 11.8 cm., 4 5/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

A large 'Cizhou' brown-glazed and incised bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty

A large 'Cizhou' brown-glazed and incised bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate  150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's with thick rounded sides raised on a slightly flared foot, the interior intricately incised through the creamy white slip with large peony blooms borne on a meandering scrolls, enclosed within a continuous stylised border at the rim, the exterior covered in a coffee-brown glaze, the base unglazed revealing the buff body;  30.5 cm., 12 in. ... [Lire la suite]


07 avril 2015

A superb Cizhou 'Oil spot' glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century

A superb Cizhou 'Oil spot' glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate  700,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,120,000 HKD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately potted with a fine incurved rim, supported on a low foot ring, covered with a shiny black-brown glaze painted with lustrous metallic purplish 'oil-spots', stopping short of the foot to leave an unglazed area covered with brown-black slip; 8.5 cm., 3 3/8  in. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London.... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Jian tea bowl, a Cizhou jar, and a Ding-type dish, Song Dynasty or later

A Jian tea bowl, a Cizhou jar, and a Ding-type dish, Song Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$100,000 ($6,481 - $12,961). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The Jian bowl is covered overall with a lustrous black glazed finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings, pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the body fired to a purplish-brown colour. The Cizhou jar is painted in brown on a white slip with stylised flowers separated by vertical spear-shaped lines and covered in a clear glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2015

A Cizhou 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

A Cizhou 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate HK$ 60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,774 - $10,365). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is potted with deep flaring sides, covered in and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings and pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the coarse ware fired to a pale brown colour. 6 1/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE -... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2015

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

A Cizhou russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,548- $23,322). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded conical body is covered with a lustrous, iridescent black glaze embellished with russet splashes on the interior, and falling atop a thin greyish-brown glaze on the exterior ending irregularly above the foot to expose the granular ware fired to a buff colour. 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Muwen Tang... [Lire la suite]