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]
14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary exhibitions gallery at NGV International. The exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy.  Spanning more than 1000 years, the exhibition presents Buddhist principles and Zen philosophy in a fresh context through a display of... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2017

A large Dingyao lobed moulded ‘peony’ conical bowl, Jin dynasty

Lot 410. A large Dingyao lobed moulded ‘peony’ conical bowl, Jin dynasty, 21.4 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior crisply moulded with four peony blooms to the cavetto, encircling two further floral blooms, all within a gently lobed mouth-rim, covered overall save for the unglazed footring with an ivory-toned glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017