18 mai 2019

A rare sancai-glazed stoneware 'Leopard's head' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 101. A rare sancai-glazed stoneware 'Leopard's head' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP (41,993 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled and glazed as a leopard head with large bulging eyes and flaring nostrils, the green-glazed semi-circular dished top incised with a fish within cash diaper and foliate scroll bands, the back inscribed under the glaze ci qu xie bi e (which may be... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2019

A Cizhou painted 'floral' vase, yuhuchunping, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 14. A Cizhou painted 'floral' vase, yuhuchunping, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234); 29.5cm (11 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 5,800 - 8,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The vase well potted with a pear-shaped body and waisted neck, applied on the exterior with a cream-white slip and a transparent glaze picked out in dark iron-brown with two bands depicting stylised floral sprays separated by a double fillet around the centre and two triple-line borders at the neck, the glaze falling short above the base... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A Yaozhou celadon 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 85. A Yaozhou celadon 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 19 cm,  7 1/2  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated with a stylised rhinoceros gazing at the moon and encircled by leafy scrollwork, covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  
15 mars 2019

A large 'Yaozhou' carved 'wave' deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 623. A large 'Yaozhou' carved 'wave' deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a groove below the lipped rim, the interior freely carved with five cresting waves amid further swirling water, the undulating movement enhanced with crisply combed arced lines, the exterior with an incised triple-line band below the rim, covered... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 604. A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 12 in (30.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck, with horizontal ribs visible under the lustrous brown-black glaze, freely painted in russet with an elegant flowering orchid, the glaze stopping at the foot revealing the buff-colored unglazed foot and foot ring.  Provenance: Ruth and Richard DickesAcquired in New... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century

Lot 872. A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century. Diameter 11.4 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €2.000. Result: €1.125. © Lempertz. Shallow bowl with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered with a translucent glaze and decorated on a white slip in red, green and yellow with a floral spray, in the center encircled by two concentric bands. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 1316. A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow rounded sides rising to the everted rim, the interior finely molded with two spotted stags leaping amidst pomegranate scroll, one with head turned to look backwards at the other holding the stem of a leaf in its mouth, below a band of lotus meander reserved on a stippled ground in the canted well, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 471. A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Lot sold $11,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall in white slip overlaid with a black-coffee-colored glaze, the central band around the body with the glaze cut away to reveal reserve-decorated cartouches of floral sprays, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2018

A Cizhou 'Lady' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 636. A Cizhou 'Lady' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 42 cm, 16 1/2  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a reclining lady with the head resting on her arms and her legs tucked in, the robes painted in variegated tones of brown with floral sprays, the facial details and outlines painted in black, applied overall save for the base in a transparent glaze. Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 237.Sotheby's London, 20th June... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2946. A rare Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The kidney-form pillow is modelled as a recumbent tiger with an alert expression on its face, its head lowered and resting on the front paws. Its hind legs are tucked under it with its tail resting along the side of its body. The tiger’s body is freely painted with dark brown details on a light coffee brown... [Lire la suite]