26 mai 2015

A rare Cizhou black glazed conical tea bowl, Song Dynasty (AD960-1279)

A rare Cizhou black glazed conical tea bowl, Song Dynasty (AD960-1279). Estimate HKD42,000 - 55,000 (TWD170,000 - 223,000) (USD5,400 - 7,100).  © Ravenel. This teabowl has a conical shape reminiscent of a bamboo hat (douli), with a lip that is curving outwards, and a wide belly tapering towards the relatively small round foot. The bowl is covered inside and out with black glaze, a dark hue looking somewhat like black paint. Among Song dynasty teabowls, the douli is easily the most famous and widely recognized... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2015

A Cizhou moulded 'boy and lotus' ewer, 16th-17th century

A Cizhou moulded 'boy and lotus' ewer, 16th-17th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened ewer modelled as a boy seated in 'royal ease' on a foliate pedestal covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze, the figure wearing an apron with moulded cloud scrolls loosely revealing his chest, his left hand supported on stylised rockwork holding a lotus spray, the other grasping a lotus leaf forming the spout and handle encircling his head.29.2cm (11 1/2in) high Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Ming Dynasty

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Ming Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The rounded body painted in dark brown on the white slip ground with three lozenge-shaped panels, one with an elaborately-armoured horseman galloping through a rocky landscape carrying a spear, another with two male figures, one carrying a child on his back, discovering another child tied to a tree, and the last with a deer prancing freely over a hare, all surrounded by tightly-packed spirals, and enclosed with... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000  (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed baluster form rising from a recessed base, painted in black slip on a cream ground, with a band of three lozenge-shaped panels, variously depicting a lotus spray and scholarly figures in landscape, all within decorative bands and spiral borders. 31cm (12 1/8 in) high Provenance: Sir Harry and Lady Garner CollectionBluett & Sons Ltd., London, Catalogue, 1973, no.30, pl.VIJ.T.Tai... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,  12th-13th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on a high foot with slender neck rising to a flaring mouth rim, the bulbous body deeply carved through the creamy-toned white slip with eight alternating lotus flower heads borne on leafy meanders, beneath further rows of flowers to the shoulder and neck separated by geometric bands. 19.7cm (7 3/4in) high Provenance: according to the family, acquired in the 1930s and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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]