01 mai 2019

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 87. A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 29.3 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapering baluster body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and narrow short neck with broad everted rim, carved around the exterior through the brown and black glaze with a broad leafy peony scroll, all reserved on a white ground between stylised key-fret and lotus lappet bands. Note: Boldly carved with a floral scroll fired to a... [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]
21 août 2018

A very rare large Cizhou sgraffiato jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 827. A very rare large Cizhou sgraffiato jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The deep, slightly tapered sides are carved through the brown slip to the white slip ground with a wide band containing a geometric triangular pattern, beneath a narrower band of abstract scrolls. The brown slip stops just before the mouth rim in an irregular pattern revealing the white slip, which... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2018

A very rare small Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 821. A very rare small Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The vase is well carved on the tapering globular body and trumpet-form neck with a broad band of peony scroll bearing two large blossoms framed by leafy, curving stems above a band of narrow petals below, all in dark brown reserved on a white slip ground and covered with a clear glaze,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2018

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 819. A  Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The vase is carved with a broad band of leafy peony scroll bearing two large blossoms, between decorative bands on the shoulder and around the foot, all reserved in blackish-brown slip on a white slip ground and covered with a clear glaze, Japanese wood box. Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2018

A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 809. A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato 'Peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is potted with an ovoid body tapering sharply towards a tall spreading foot, and is carved through a blackish-brown slip to the white slip ground with a bold peony scroll bearing two large blossoms separated by scrolling leaves that rise up the trumpet neck towards the outward-curved... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

A rare large Cizhou sgraffiato deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 812. A rare large Cizhou sgraffiato deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 ¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl has rounded, conical sides rising to a lipped rim, and is carved in the interior with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem reserved on a combed ground, beneath a diaper band with further combed decoration, all under a clear glaze that falls irregularly on the exterior towards the unglazed foot to expose the pale... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

A Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 394. A Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 34.6 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body surmounted by a tall trumpet neck, the lower body carved through a white slip to the buff-coloured body with a peony scroll below a band of detached floral sprays, all beneath a translucent milky glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3121. A very rare Cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000 (USD 103,642 - USD 155,463). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The vase is carved through black slip to depict a broad peony scroll borne on leafy stem above a band of petals against a ground of white slip, all under a clear glaze. The foot and base are applied with a brown slip and unglazed. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high, box. Literature: Tan Dan-jiong, History of... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2016

A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3125. A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The elegantly potted vase is carved through the blackish-brown glaze to the buff body with a wide band enclosing floral stems, set within borders of stylised scrolls at the neck and near the base. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high, Japanese wood box  Provenance: William Doyle Galleries, New York, 31 March... [Lire la suite]