20 août 2018

A large Cizhou white glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 816. A large Cizhou white glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 ¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ewer has a tall, ribbed neck rising to a wide, everted rim, and an upright slightly curved and faceted spout opposite the strap handle, and is covered overall with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly above the splayed foot to expose the pale grey ware, Japanese wood box. Japanese... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

A rare Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 838. A rare Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ewer has a tall, ribbed neck rising to a wide, everted rim, and an upright slightly curved and faceted spout opposite the strap handle, and is covered overall with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly above the splayed foot to expose the pale grey ware, Japanese wood box. Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A rare large Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 802. A rare large Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 11 ¼ in. (23.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ewer is sturdily potted with a tapering globular body rising to the tall cylindrical neck with flared mouth rim, that is flanked by a double-strap handle and angled spout, and is covered with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly on the slightly flared foot to expose the fine buff ware, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou carved bean-shaped pillow, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 861. A Cizhou carved bean-shaped pillow, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide. Estimate $20,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The top carved through the white slip with a large blossoming peony stem reserved on a finely mottled brown ground within a line border, all under a clear glaze. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 859. A Cizhou carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl with rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, the interior well carved through the white slip with a large leafy, lotus stem bearing one blossom reserved on a combed ground below a line border, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 863. A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With tall sides, the canted top painted in brown on white slip with a thirteen-character inscription that may be translated, 'The pure breeze wakens me from drunkenness. The dream is broken and the window is filled with a fading moon', within a double line border, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2018

A Cizhou painted tapering jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 862. A Cizhou painted tapering jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upper body covered on the exterior with a white slip painted in brown with three prunus sprays pendent from a band of petals below the rim, all under a clear glaze above the unglazed, tall, cylindrical lower body, the interior covered with an olive-brown glaze. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York ... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A carved Cizhou basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 2234. A carved Cizhou basin, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12 1/2 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 187,500 © Christie's Images Limited 2013 The basin is potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, covered on the exterior with a dark brown slip, and on the interior with a white slip. The interior is further carved with a large central bloom on combed grounds below decorative bands on the cavetto. Note: This basin belongs... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century 

Lot 1463. A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of bud shape, the sides painted in brown on a white slip with three feathery leaf sprays and covered in a clear glaze, the lower body and foot unglazed revealing the granular body, the mouth rim and interior similarly covered in white slip under a clear glaze, box. Provenance: Spink... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2018

Inspirational Ceramics: Cizhou Wares From The Linyushanren Collection

Inspirational Ceramics: Cizhou Wares From The Linyushanren Collection Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant The term Cizhou ware 磁州窯 refers to the products of a number of kilns in north China. The name derives from the area of Cizhou in modern day Cixian 磁縣 in southern Hebei province, in which some of the major kiln sites manufacturing these wares were located. These Cizhou wares have body material that is usually fred to stoneware temperature, and is not white, but a variant of... [Lire la suite]