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]
03 mai 2021

A Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 23. A Dingyao 'lotus' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279), 16.2 cm. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Lot sold: 504,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow flaring sides rising from a short straight foot, carved to the exterior with three rows of overlapping lotus petals and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze, the rim metal-bound, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th November 2015, lot 71.  Sotheby's. Monochrome III, Hong Kong, 22 April 2021
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03 mai 2021

A rare carved Dingyao 'chilong' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 17. A rare carved Dingyao 'chilong' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14,2 cm. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides resting on a low short foot, the interior crisply carved with a chilong curled to form a medallion encircled by lotus and peony sprays, the rim bound in metal. Provenance: Collection of Mrs Lily H. Yu. Sotheby’s London, 13th/14th November 1972, lot 320. Sotheby’s London, 8th July 1974,... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2020

A Dingyao carved 'Lotus' foliate bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1002. A Dingyao carved 'Lotus' foliate bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); d. 21.5 cm. Estimate: 180,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: A private family collection, Japan, acquired in the late Meiji to early Taisho period (1867-1925). Christie's New York, 22nd/23rd March 2013, lot 1435. Note: A closely related Dingyao bowl carved with a similar design on the interior, from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, is... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2020

A Dingyao 'Daylily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 401. A Dingyao 'Daylily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 19 cm, 7½ in., Japanese wood box. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 403,200 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
07 décembre 2020

A Dingyao moulded 'floral' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 354. A Dingyao moulded 'floral' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 9.2 cm, 3⅝ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,240 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
01 décembre 2020

The Claire and Francis Heritage Lane collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong

The collector, a learned reader of historical literature from a young age, is interested in all aspects relating to early ceramics, ranging from the manufacture to the aesthetics. Comprising mainly early Chinese ceramics and artefacts from the Silk Road which serve as tangible historical testaments, the collection has been formed over the last two decades with acquisitions made globally, many of which were further researched upon and included in exhibitions thereafter. Between 2013 and 2016, over 200 pieces of early ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]