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). © 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 10,291). ©... [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
21 septembre 2017

A Cizhou painted and sgraffito ‘Lotus’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 342. A Cizhou painted and sgraffito ‘Lotus’ bean-shaped pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide, box. Estimation : HKD 40,000 - 80,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The base is stamped with a mark reading Zhang jia zhen,‘Pillow of the Zhang Family’, enclosed in a rectangular cartouche below a lotus leaf and above a lotus stand. Provenance: The property of Mr. Mark Lam.  Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2017

A Henan 'Rouletted' ovoid jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1130. A Henan 'Rouletted' ovoid jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century, 4 in. (9.8 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is decorated with rows of oblique striations rouletted through a purplish-brown slip to the white under slip that also covers the mouth and base, all under a clear glaze. The interior is covered with the same purplish-brown slip under a clear glaze. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London, 1... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 731. A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar has a tapering, broad-shouldered body is decorated in brownish-black on a cream slip with three lobed panels, one containing a figure of a scholar, another containing a crane and another a lotus, all between wavy line borders at the shoulder, neck and foot. The rim and the interior are covered with a brown... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2017

A white glazed Cizhou ceramic vase (yuhuchunping), China, Song dynasty

Lot 329. A white glazed Cizhou ceramic vase (yuhuchunping), China, Song dynasty, height 30 cm. Estimate CHF 4 000 / 6 000 (€ 3 700 / 5 560). Unsold  © Koller Auctions Pear-shaped vase on slightly flared foot. The crèmeweisse Engobe is shaded and easily craqueliert. The foot and the lower part of the wall are merely covered by the transparent glaze and allow the beige shards to protrude. Swiss private collection, purchased in the 1990s.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
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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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