28 mai 2022

Song dynasty Ceramics sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 May 2022

    Lot 313. A Cizhou white-glazed incense burner, Song dynasty (960-1279); h. 9.9 cm, w. 11 cm, silver cover, wood stand, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 25,200 HKD (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Lot 315. A Henan 'oil spot' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 11.3 cm. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD (Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Lot 316. A Jian 'hare's fur' bowl, Song... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2022

A Jian 'hares's fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 45. A Jian 'hares's fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter of the bowl 11.5 cm, 4 1/2 in. with two Japanese wood boxes. Lot sold 25,200 GBP (Estimate : 20,000 - 40,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022  
17 février 2022

A Henan russet-splashed bowl and a Jian brown-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 2032. A Henan russet-splashed bowl and a Jian brown-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 19 and 16.1 cm. Lot sold: 17,640 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Henan russet-splashed bowl: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 28th November 1979, lot 20.An Asian family collection.Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 30th November 2017, lot 425. Jian brown-glazed bowl: An Asian family collection.Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 30th November 2017, lot 425. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2022

'Art and Industry: China’s Ancient Houma Foundry' at the National Museum of Asian Art

© 2022 Smithsonian Institution The largest bronze foundry complex from antiquity was excavated at Houma in northern China in the mid-twentieth century. At the two-acre site, archaeologists discovered evidence of extremely sophisticated manufacturing techniques. Fragments of reused clay models, master pattern blocks, and decorated clay molds indicate the adoption of ceramic pattern transfers to cast ornamented bronze objects. Using pattern blocks to increase the speed and volume of production without sacrificing quality was an... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2022

A Jian russet-streaked 'hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Southern Song dynasty

  Lot 5020. A Jian russet-streaked 'hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 12.4 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: An Asian private collection. Note: Jian tea bowls were renowned for their unique suitability for tea drinking as the fine foam of the whisked powdered tea contrasted attractively against the dark glaze of the vessel. The thickness of the glaze helped... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

A Jian brown-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2130. A Jian brown-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.8 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 HKD. Lot sold: 6,930 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
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31 mai 2021

Song Dynasty Ceramics sold at Christie's Hong Kong 28 May 2021

Lot 2959. A Jian ‘Haikatsugi’ Greyish Brown-Glazed Tea Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box dated to 1782. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The bowl is finely potted with thin, rounded sides supported on a short foot, applied with an attractive mottled greyish-brown glaze thinning to an olive-green colour, stopping irregularly above the foot revealing the dark-brown body. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2021

Song dynasty ceramics sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

Lot 448. A Cizhou white lobed cup and stand, Song dynasty (960-1279); Japanese wood box, 6.8 and 10 cm. Estimate: 26,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 32,760 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Lot 450. A Longquan celadon 'trigram' tripod incense burner, Song dynasty (960-1279); silver cover, Japanese wood box, 14.4 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Lot 451. A small Jizhou 'leaf' bowl,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2021

A Jian tea bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234)

Lot 133. A Jian tea bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234); 4 7⁄8 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The interior and exterior of the bowl are covered with black glaze streaked with brown ‘hare’s fur’ markings, thinning to a russet-brown tone at the rim and pooling irregularly above the foot. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2005. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2021

A Jian tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 133. A Jian tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 15⁄16 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The bowl is covered inside and out with a lustrous brown glaze flowing from the russet band below the rim and stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the unglazed body. The center of the interior has a black glaze with light 'hare's fur' markings. Provenance: The Cunliffe Collection, no. T30 (according to... [Lire la suite]