17 février 2019

Property from the Collection of James E. Breece III sold at Christie’s New York, 18 – 19 September 2014

Lot 761. A green-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125);14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The tall, pouch-shaped body tapers to a pinched neck and is applied with nine bosses below a rope-twist handle and cylindrical spout from which trail three slender straps. The flask is covered with a bright green glaze over a white slip falling short of the splayed foot to expose the pale buff ware. Property from the Collection of James... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle,xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century

Lot 757. A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle, xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The broad ovoid bottle is covered with a blackish-brown glaze and is freely painted in russet with a leafy chrysanthemum spray. The bottom of the foot is unglazed, Japanese double wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1318. A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The well-potted body of lotus-bud form covered inside and out with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color draining to a mushroom tone on the mouth rim and ending in an irregular line on the slightly flared foot burnt brown in the firing, the base similarly glazed, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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.