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]

28 mai 2021

Five dynasties ceramics sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

Lot 462. A rare Yaozhou celadon lobed dish, Five dynasties (907-960); 14.3 cm. Estimate: 26,000 - 46,000 HKD. Lot sold: 81,900 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Ronnie C.C. Tsao. Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2016, lot 1155. Lot 476. A Yue celadon washer, Five dynasties (907-960); the base inscribed with da (large), 15 cm. Estimate: 80,000 -... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2021

A large sancai-glazed pottery stupa, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 1053. A large carved polychrome stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 79 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. C105c45. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
05 décembre 2020

A Yaozhou floral-form washer, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 3025. A Yaozhou floral-form washer, Five Dynasties (907-960); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam, box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The washer is thinly potted with scalloped sides rising to a foliate rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of sea-green tone, thinning to a brownish-grey colour on the base. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 November 2020
15 juillet 2020

A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2876. A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960); 6 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The cup of deep rounded form is raised on a spreading foot. One side is potted with a bird standing upright detailed with round bulging eyes, a sharp beak and outstretched wings. The square-cut tail is detailed with incised lines indicating its plummage, and forms part of the handle on the opposite side.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2020

A rare Xing white-glazed four-handled flask, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2815. A rare Xing white-glazed four-handled flask, Five dynasties (907-960); 8. 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The flask is finely potted with an elongated body indented on two sides, below the four lug-handles each incised with a cross motif, supported on a spreading foot and rising to a columnar neck below a flared mouth, applied to the exterior with a clear glaze of a pale ivory tone,... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2020

A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2814. A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960); 8 13/16 in. (22.1 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 3,245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The globular body is finely incised with stylised floral blooms separated by cloud scrolls below a band of petals, applied to the shoulders with a gently curved spout and an upright arched handle. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A green-glazed barrel-shaped parfumier, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 302. A green-glazed barrel-shaped parfumier, Five Dynasties (907-960); 11.2 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 40,000 HKD (4,546 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. pierced with a band of rectangular openings alternating with carved almond-shaped motifs around the shoulder, all divided by horizontal fillets, the top with a circular aperture, covered overall with a thin olive-green glaze stopping at the foot revealing the unglazed base. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

A Yue celadon lobed bowl, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 303. A Yue celadon lobed bowl, Five dynasties (907-960); 18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000. Lot Sold 93,750 HKD (11,977 USD). © Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a six-lobed rim, applied overall save for the footring with a greyish-green glaze.  Note: See a smaller bowl (12.2 cm) in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, similarly potted with six lobes resting on a short foot and dated to the Five Dynasties... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2019

A rare Yaozhou celadon tripod jar, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 9. A rare Yaozhou celadon tripod jar, Five Dynasties (907-960); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,425 - USD 10,280). Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The jar has a well-rounded, lobed body and is supported on three claw feet. It is covered all over in an attractive glaze of pale greyish-green tone that stops in a line above the base. Provenance: With Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 11 November 2000. Note: A Yaozhou... [Lire la suite]