07 novembre 2016

A rare green-glazed pilgrim flask, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420)

Lot 191. A rare green-glazed pilgrim flask, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420). Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,968 - USD 12,460). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  The compressed-form vase has a cylindrical neck and a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a pale green crackled glaze and supported on two short rectangular feet. 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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10 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 3)

Greenware bowl with animal masks, Yue kiln-sites, 4th century AD, Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316) - Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) - Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589); stoneware, with incised, impressed, and applied decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim; 5.8 cm (height), 16.5 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.233. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Greenware saucer dish with lotus leaves, Yue... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 1)

Greenwares from the Yue Kilns in Zhejiang Province High-fired green-glazed ceramics were first made in east China more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest pieces imitated the shapes and decoration of bronze ritual vessels. Later wares were made for daily use and for burial in tombs. Many burial wares were ceramic models that showed aspects of daily life, such as cooking stoves or domestic animals. From about AD 300 onwards, the Yue kilns began producing inkstones and waterdroppers for calligraphers. In the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

A celadon glazed recumbent ram, Eastern Jin dynasty, 4th century

Lot 2208. A celadon glazed recumbent ram, Eastern Jin dynasty, 4th century. Sold for US$ 1,500 (€1,376). Photo Bonhams. Its body incised with wing-like forms above the four legs turned under, its head incised with the characterwang and a circular hole made in front of the curving horns, the translucent olive green glaze unevenly applied and displaying some opalescent bluish-white patches, the unglazed base burnt dark cinnamon brown (glaze degraded). 8 1/4in (21cm) long Notes: For a similar opalescent bluish... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2015

A stoneware inkstone, Six Dynasties (AD 220-589)

  A stoneware inkstone, Six Dynasties (AD 220-589). Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top pierced with a crescent-shaped opening to the flat well, the sides covered in a clear greyish-blue glaze, Japanese wood box; together with an iron-splashed celadon bowl, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420), Japanese wood box. Quantité: 4 - 7.7cm., 3in. Exhibition: Iron-splashed celadon bowl:Tokubetsu tenji inki: hai,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

A ‘Yueyao’ iron-splashed celadon box and cover, Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420)

Lot 4. A ‘Yueyao’ iron-splashed celadon box and cover, Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420);  20cm., 7 7/8 in.  Estimate 4,070 - 6,783 EUR. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the gently domed cover incised with concentric rings and surmounted by a floral knop, the exterior covered in a translucent olive-green glaze splashed with iron-brown spots, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3. Exhibition: Chūgoku meitou hyakusen ten [Chinese ceramics. A... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A 'Yue' 'Bird' bowl, Eastern Jin dynasty, 3rd-4th century

A 'Yue' 'Bird' bowl, Eastern Jin dynasty, 3rd-4th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form with a narrow groove below the rim, the center of the interior set with a sculpted bird with outstretched wings perched on top a column, covered overall with a finely crackled glaze of pale grayish-green color continuing over the foot ring and base. Diameter 3 7/8  in., 9.8 cm Notes: See a related cupstand in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum illustrated... [Lire la suite]