06 mars 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon vase, Southern Song Dynasty

Lot 251, A 'Longquan' celadon vase, Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short tapered foot to a tall cylindrical neck and everted rim, the glaze of an even attractive bluish-green color thinning at the lip, the unglazed footrim fired to a light orange. Height 5 7/8  in., 14.8 cm Provenance: Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Gordon, San Francisco.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Literature: Robert... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2016

A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 248, A 'Qingbai' lobed ewer and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the melon-shaped body interrupted by a horizontal ridge, supporting a waisted neck flaring at the rim, set to one side with a gently curved spout opposite an arched strap handle, the lobed cover with bud-shaped finial, covered overall with a translucent pale blue glaze pooling to bright aquamarine color into the recesses, the slightly concave base... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Ice'-crackled conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Ice'-crackled conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate  800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's well potted with shallow conical sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, covered overall save for the footring with a luminous pale bluish-green glaze suffused with a dense network of 'ice'-crackles throughout pooling around the outer mouthrim and the extremities on the interior, the unglazed footring burnt brownish-orange in the firing; 13.6 cm.,... [Lire la suite]