17 octobre 2023

A very rare Cizhou 'Buddhist figure in a gourd-shape grotto' group, Jin-Yuan dynasty

  Lot 3650. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection. A very rare Cizhou 'Buddhist figure in a gourd-shape grotto' group, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 21.7 cm. Lot Sold 825,500 HKD (Estimate 500,000 - 700,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2023 Provenance: Bluett, London (label).Collection of Dr Cheng Te-k'un (1908-2001).An important Asian private collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th November 1996, lot 672. Exhibited: Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2022

A large Ding moulded 'flower' bowl, China, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

  Lot 508. A large Ding moulded 'flower' bowl, China, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diamètre : 25,5 cm. Price realised EUR 8,190 (Estimate EUR 4,000 – EUR 6,000). © Christie's Limited Images 2022 Reposant sur un petit pied droit circulaire, la panse est ornée à l'intérieur d'un décor moulé en léger relief de prunus, pivoines et coquelicots dans trois réserves polylobées contre un fond de motifs de treillage. Property from the V.W.S. collection. Provenance: Acquired by the father of V.W.S.... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2022

A rare carved 'Cizhou' offering bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 391. A rare carved 'Cizhou' offering bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Width 12½ in., 31.7 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Hong Kong Private Collection, acquired by the early 1990s. Note: The octagonal form featuring incurved facets enclosing a central well is extremely rare. The usage of this type of vessel is still unknown. Variously described as mortars, inkstones, washers or offering bowls, related vessels have been historically attributed by... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2022

A rare painted 'Cizhou' square-form jardinière, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 129. A rare painted 'Cizhou' square-form jardinière, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Height 9¼ in., 23.4cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 8,190 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. T.7.38.   Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 103. Sotheby's. A Journey Through... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2022

A wood figure of seated Guanyin, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 766. A wood figure of seated Guanyin, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 21 3⁄4 in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The figure is shown seated in padmasana with the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left hand resting in varada mudra, wearing loose, voluminous robes. The face has a serene expression, and the hair is arranged in a tall chignon secured with a headdress decorated with a small seated figure. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2022

A Jun dish, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 93. A Jun dish, Jin-Yuan dynasty. Diameter 19.5 cm, 7⅝ in. Lot sold: 5,292 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: Mario Prodan Collection, Rome (according to paper label). Christie's London, 5th December 2019, lot 102 (part lot). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, London, 13 December 2021

04 décembre 2021

Jun ware from The Songde Tang Collection sold at Hong Kong, 3 december 2021

  Lot 2813. A fine large Jun purple-splashed bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 9 in. (23 cm.) diam., box. Price realised HKD 325,000 (Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 300,000). © Christie's 2021 The bowl is covered inside and out with a thick lavender-blue glaze. The interior is applied with two purplish-red splashes connected by a thin line. Note: Compare to a Jun bowl with an abstract purple splash to the interior, slightly smaller in size, which is illustrated Beauty & Entirety -... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2021

A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 233. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 3 ⅝ in., 8.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 21,420 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, covered overall in a rich sky-blue glaze boldly punctuated with vivid scarlet-purple splashes, the glaze draining to a pale mushroom tone at the rim and pooling above the neatly knife-pared foot, revealing the buff-grayish body.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2021

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty

Lot 103. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 6 ⅞ in., 17.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,410 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with the deep, widely flaring sides rising from a short splayed foot to a galleried rim, covered overall with a lustrous russet-streaked black glaze decorated to the interior with three boldly executed russet splashes, the glaze falling short of... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2021

A carved Cizhou brown-glazed buff stoneware vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 92. A carved Cizhou brown-glazed buff stoneware vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 10,000 - 15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The pear-shaped vase with a waisted neck and everted roll rim, all under a brown glaze that is carved and reserve-decorated to reveal the pale buff body beneath in a wide band with scrolling leafy foliage below a similar smaller band, the glaze stopping above the unglazed foot and base. Note: For a similar though... [Lire la suite]