17 mai 2022

Ceramics from the Houlezhai Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April 2022

Old-World Charm from the Kempe Ceramics Collection Regina Krahl This enchanting group of ceramics, formerly in the collection of Dr Carl Kempe, displays an unmistakable old-world collecting flair. Dr Carl Kempe (1884-1967) was a Swedish industrialist, a noted tennis player, who won an Olympic medal, and an avid collector of Chinese art. His collection had two main strands: gold and silver wares and ceramics. The ceramic collection was representing the history of Chinese white wares practically in its entirety, but equally... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2022

Zetterquist Galleries, 'Chinese Ceramics from Tang - Yuan Dynasty' at Asia Week New York 2022

Zetterquist Galleries's March 2022 exhibition will feature Chinese ceramics from the Tang through Yuan dynasties. It features exquisite examples of celadons from Yaozhou, Yue, and Longquan kilns. There is an exquisitely carved Yaozhou peony bowl from a New York collection and an heirloom-quality Longquan celadon vase from an old English collection. There are persimmon-glazed bowls from Yaozhou and Jian-yao kilns, as well as a tortoiseshell censer from Jizhou. Of the many white wares in the exhibition, there is a carved Dingyao twin... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2022

A Dingyao carved 'day lily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5035. A Dingyao carved 'day lily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10 cm. Lot sold: 69,300 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: An old Filipino private collection. Note: Compare a slightly smaller example (9cm) from the Carl Kempe collection, sold in our London rooms, 14th May 2008, lot 244. Sotheby's. Echoes of Fragrance – Evolution of Tea Culture from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 16 December 2021
01 janvier 2022

A Dingyao carved 'day lily' deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5022. A Dingyao carved 'day lily' deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10.5 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 163,800 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: An old Filipino private collection. Sotheby's. Echoes of Fragrance – Evolution of Tea Culture from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 16 December 2021
31 décembre 2021

A Dingyao lobed cup, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5015. A Dingyao lobed cup, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8.2 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: An old Filipino private collection. Sotheby's. Echoes of Fragrance – Evolution of Tea Culture from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 16 December 2021
22 décembre 2021

A moulded Dingyao 'garden' saucer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 381. A moulded Dingyao 'garden' saucer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12.5 cm. Lot sold: 37,800 HKD (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 30 November 2021  

18 octobre 2021

A small Chinese Dingyao incised "Lotus" dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1. A small Chinese Dingyao incised "Lotus" dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Dia: 4 3/4 in. Sold for $4,095 (Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000). © FREEMAN’S 2021  With widely flared sides, the interior is finely incised with lotus blossom and scrolled foliage. The dish is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the shallow ring foot onto the base, copper alloy band to lip.  FREEMAN’S. Asian Arts. October 14, 2021
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21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2021

A rare Dingyao spitoon, zhadou, Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 65. A rare Dingyao spitoon, zhadou, Northern Song Dynasty; 22cm (8 5/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 477,500 (€ 50,467). © Bonhams. Thinly potted with a compressed globular body incised around the exterior with stylised peony petals, the waisted neck surmounted by a wide flared mouth carved with further floral motifs, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze of ivory tone. Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, LondonProfessor Conrad Harris, UK, acquired from the above on 30 April 2002. Note: Conrad Harris became interested in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2021

Ceramic pillows from the Dream Quest Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

The Dream Quest Collection was assembled since 1990. Beginning with an interest in Cizhou ceramic pillows, the collector gradually expanded his collection to other provincial kilns. Thence, a comprehensive collection of over 100 ceramic pillows, spanning from the Tang to the Qing dynasties, of various shapes, techniques, glazes and decoration was amassed. The Dream Quest Collection of ceramic pillows is unquestionably second to the renowned Yeung Wing Tak Collection. Lot 426. An amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty... [Lire la suite]