18 octobre 2019

A Dingyao Carved ‘Mandarin Ducks’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3313. A Dingyao Carved ‘Mandarin Ducks’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 21.3cm. Estimate HKD 550,000 - 850,000 (USD 70,099 - 108,335). Sold Price: HKD 920,400 (USD 117,308). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The dish is finely potted, its body supported on a short spreading foot, the flared sides rising from an angled base, the interior freely carved to the interior with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a pond with waterweeds, all encircled by scrolling lotuses,... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 757. A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, of attenuated baluster form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a high, slender cylindrical neck surmounted by an elegantly lobed cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a white slip under a transparent glaze, finishing unevenly above the slightly splayed, unglazed foot, revealing the buff-colored stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]