15 septembre 2018

A rare and unusual blackish-brown-glazed jar and cover, Jin dynasty, late 12th-13th century

Lot 1309. A rare and unusual blackish-brown-glazed jar and cover, Jin dynasty, late 12th-13th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The sides of the deep jar are carved in imitation of basketwork below a band of florets applied below the rim, and the cover is similarly carved below the flower head handle. Both are covered with a blackish-brown glaze that thins to russet on the raised areas and is repeated on the... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2018

A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed deep bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1302. A Yaozhou russet-brown-glazed deep bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The body of deep U-shape is covered inside and out with slightly metallic glaze of russet-brown color that shades to a darker tone below the unglazed rim, the glaze on the exterior falling irregularly over a russet-brown slip that is wiped clean at the edge of the foot, and the glaze on the interior... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 863. A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With tall sides, the canted top painted in brown on white slip with a thirteen-character inscription that may be translated, 'The pure breeze wakens me from drunkenness. The dream is broken and the window is filled with a fading moon', within a double line border, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

A very rare polychrome painted 'Cizhou' bowl with fish, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 4. A very rare polychrome painted 'Cizhou' bowl with fish, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 17.6cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 49,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 with softly rounded sides and a low splayed foot, covered with a rich layer of white slip and a glossy transparent glaze, the interior freely painted with a carp in bright iron-red enamel in front of a lotus flower with red bloom and green leaf and further green water weeds, surrounded by red and green bands, the red... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Bowl with Five Large Russet Splashes against a Subtle Hare's-Fur Ground, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Bowl with Five Large Russet Splashes against a Subtle Hare's-Fur Ground, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Northern black ware of Cizhou type: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the markings in overglaze iron oxide. H. 7.9 x Diam. 20.1 cm (3 1/8 x 7 15/16 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Peter W. Scheinman and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 2005.97 © President and Fellows of Harvard... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2017

Circular, Deep Bowl with Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's-Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-early 13th century

Circular, Deep Bowl with Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's-Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-early 13th century. Northern black ware of Cizhou type: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the markings in overglaze iron oxide. 7.5 x 18.5 cm (2 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David Berg, Esq., by exchange, 2002.68 © President and Fellows of Harvard College.   
09 septembre 2017

Bowl with White Rim and Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Bowl with White Rim and Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Northern black ware of Cizhou type: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze and with markings in overglaze iron-brown slip, the rim dressed with white slip under clear glaze, the base and unglazed lower portion with a brush-written inscription reading "Wei Han Han / Wei / Wei". 8.1 x 18 cm (3 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Bowl with White Rim and Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Bowl with White Rim and Five Russet Markings against a Subtle Hare's Fur Glaze, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century. Northern black ware of Cizhou type: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze and with markings in overglaze iron-brown slip, the rim dressed with white slip under clear glaze, the base and unglazed lower portion with a brush-written inscription reading "Wei Han Han / Wei / Wei". 8.1 x 17.9 cm (3 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Tea Bowl with Brown Hare's-Fur Markings, Jin dynasty, probably 12th century

Tea Bowl with Brown Hare's-Fur Markings, Jin dynasty, probably 12th century. Northern black ware of Cizhou type: light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the markings in overglaze iron oxide, the lower portion dressed with dark brown slip. 8.4 x 15.6 cm (3 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, 1942.185.421 © President and Fellows of Harvard College. Publication History: Robert D. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge... [Lire la suite]