21 février 2019

A Cizhou figure of Zhenwu, 15th century

Lot 4. A Cizhou figure of Zhenwu, 15th century; 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price Realised: GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The deity is painted in dark and russet brown on a white slip. He is modelled with long robes that fall open at the chest revealing armour and that are embellished with a moulded dragon. He is seated on a throne on a rectangular waisted plinth with a snake-coiled tortoise is at his feet.  Provenance: From a private collection in the... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2019

A rare Cizhou white jar, zhadou, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 741. A rare Cizhou white jar, zhadou, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The jar has a compressed globular body divided into five lobes below a widely flared mouth rising to a rim shaped as five bracket-lobed petals. The exterior and interior are covered with a clear glaze over a white slip, with an unglazed circle in the center. The flared, knife-trimmed foot and the base... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2019

A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 707. A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The hollow figure is shown leaning on an outcropping of the rocks on which he sits. He wears layered robes of dark brown, iron red, yellow, green and cream color, and a thin wash of green glaze defines his hair. His face is set in a stern expression.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

A large Cizhou jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1280-1644)

Lot 873. A large Cizhou jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1280-1644). Height 28.5 cm. Estimated price €1.500 - €3.000. Result: €2.750. © Lempertz. Egg-shaped body, tapering towards the flat bottom, with a round shoulder and wide opening, four small handles to the shoulder. Gray stoneware covered with white engobe and a crackled transparent glaze over an iron-brown painting of a donkey, sketchy plant motifs and leaves painted over the glaze. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1320. A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized $43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The slightly dished, canted top carved through the white slip with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem that surrounds the flower, reserved on a punched ground, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone that falls to the foot. Provenance: Acquired by Walter Hochstadter prior to 1997 and... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 470. A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty; length 16 1/8 in.; 41 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular top with a subtle concave surface supported on tapered sides, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the top painted in sepia tones with a large shaped cartouche enclosing three sages approaching a hillside hut and grooms attending to horses nearby, abstract foliate patterns filling the corners beyond the cartouche's border,... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2018

Chinese pillows, Song dynasty, Jin dynasty and Ming dynasty from a Japanese private collection at Sotheby's HK

Lot 392. A rare browm-splashed 'Tiger' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (33,713 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped headrest supported on a recumbent tiger, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze with russet stripes. Note: See a figure of a tiger decorated in a similar style, sold in these rooms, 31st May 2018, lot 422; and a figure of a hen and another of a dog belonging to the same group, sold... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2018

A Cizhou russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 303. A Cizhou russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.9 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot Sold 16,250 HKD (1,826 EUR). © Sotheby's. the globular body applied with a black glaze decorated with russet splashes, the glaze falling short of the foot revealing the buff-coloured body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, HongKong, 28 november 2018, 10:15 AM  ... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2018

A rectangular Cizhou ‘Tiger’ pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 94. A rectangular Cizhou ‘Tiger’ pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,373). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is stamped with the mark gu xiang Zhangjia zao, ‘Made by the Zhang family’, framed within a pavilion. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 13 November 2001, lot 17The T. T. Tsui Collection (according to label). Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A Cizhou inscribed and painted ‘Landscape and Phoenix’ rectangular pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 93. A Cizhou inscribed and painted ‘Landscape and Phoenix’ rectangular pillow, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 12 7/8 in. (32.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,121 - USD 7,681). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is stamped with the mark Zhangjia zao, ‘Made by the Zhang Family’, framed within a pavilion and above a lotus base. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018