03 septembre 2018

A Cizhou painted 'floral' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 151. A Cizhou painted 'floral' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 17in (43.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 10,000 (€ 6,000 - 8,600). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of elongated curved octagonal form, the top of the pillow gently angled and dipping slightly in the middle, covered in ivory-colored slip that drips down the sides and incised with double lines to create four panels, each panel freely painted in brown slip with floral sprays and foliage.  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1986 lot 53. ... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2018

The Endless Fascination of Cizhou Wares, by Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant

  The ceramics that are known by the term ‘Cizhou wares’ 磁州窯 are probably the most varied group in Chinese ceramic history in termsof their decoration, and the current sale includes a very interesting selection both of forms and decorative techniques. Amongst these are a number of vessels which may be associated with a particular archaeological site, the name of which is often applied to one specifc type of undecorated Cizhou ware. This is the habitation site of Juluxian in Hebei province 鉅鹿縣... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2017

A rare large Cizhou painted ‘floral’ vase, meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3123. A rare large Cizhou painted ‘floral’ vase, meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The elongated ovoid vase is elegantly modelled with an overturned mouth rim. It is finely decorated on the exterior with floral scrolls growing from a feathery foliage meander. It is further decorated with radiating S-shaped motifs on the sloping shoulder between bowstring bands, and repeated with three... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 99. A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234), 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,463 - USD 10,341). Price realised HKD 60,000 (USD 7,755) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The box of compressed circular form is raised on a short foot, the domed cover painted in brown with a leafy spray, against a white slip under a clear glaze. Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2006, lot 220 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale -... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 30. A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,345 - USD 15,518) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The gently domed cover is fluidly painted in brown over a white slip with a floral spray, all under a clear glaze, the shallow box similarly covered in a white slip and clear glaze and raised on a very low ring foot. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam, box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3122. A Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,821 - USD 77,731). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The pillow is modelled as a recumbent tiger, the details painted in black and rust-brown on a white slip, all under a clear glaze. The slightly sunken top on the back is further decorated with a peacock standing atop a rock amidst hovering butterflies. 14 1/2 in. (37.5 cm.) long, box Literature: Tan Dan-jiong, History of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2016

A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 8. A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). 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,... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

A Cizhou painted 'Zhang family' pillow, Late Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Cizhou painted 'Zhang family' pillow, Late Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Decorated on top with an ogival panel of a scholar standing by a river watching a double-gourd float by, and on the sides with panels of flowers, all surrounded by foliate designs and painted in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze, the base stamped with the three-character maker's mark Zhang jia zao (Made by the Zhang family) in a rectangular panel between a lotus blossom and a lotus leaf... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2015

A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

A Cizhou painted circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$ 80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,373 - $15,559). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The box of compressed circular form is raised on a short foot, the domed cover painted in brown with a leafy spray, against a white slip under a clear glaze. 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2006, lot 220 CHRISTIE'S. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 6 October... [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]