15 janvier 2017

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks among Leaves and Cattails, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks among Leaves and Cattails, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved and incised decoration; metal rim. H. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); diam. 23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.).Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1924.312. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago  Cf. Handbook of Oriental Art, 1933 *Fig. 32, p. 27; Handbook of Oriental Art, 1933 p.27*

15 janvier 2017

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks in a Lotus Pond, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks in a Lotus Pond, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved decoration; metal rim. H. 7.0 cm (2 3/4 in.); diam. 23.1 cm (9 1/16 in.). Unknown, rx17560/147. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
28 novembre 2016

A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed tea bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3153. A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed tea bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,309 - USD 33,668). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The bowl is covered overall with a satiny glaze of reddish-brown tone, with the exception of the base and foot ring exposing the pale buff body. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3145. A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The cup stand is covered with a translucent glaze of aquamarine tone with the exception of the base, together with a qingbai-glazed cup. Cup stand: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box Note: A similar qingbai cup stand is included by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd in the exhibition catalogue Song... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A carved and inlaid ‘Makara’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3125. A carved and inlaid ‘Makara’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,433 - USD 32,388). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The pillow is carved through a layer of white slip and inlaid with brown slip to depict a five-clawed Makara, its eyes picked out in black, amidst cloud wisps and two pearls against a fish-roe ground on the top, the sides with a broad peony band, all under a clear glaze; the base is unglazed revealing the light brown body. There is a... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2016

A large Yaozhou moulded 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3119. A large Yaozhou moulded 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,364 - USD 19,433). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The bowl is moulded on the interior with a chrysanthemum scroll and carved to the exterior with vertical lines representing lotus petals, covered overall with a sea-green glaze with the exception of the foot ring. 8 in. (20.5 cm.) diam., box. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2016

A rare Yaozhou carved ‘floral’ bowl and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3117. A rare Yaozhou carved ‘floral’ bowl and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 103,642 - USD 194,328). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The bowl is carved fluently with a broad floral scroll, the cover is similiarly carved and surmounted by an indented finial. Both the cover and bowl are applied with a glossy glaze of deep yellowish-olive tone, with the exception of the base and foot ring.5 3/4 in. (14.8 cm.) diam., box. Note: It is rare to find a... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2016

A Ding carved lotus bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3109. A Ding carved lotus bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 20,730 - USD 33,686). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The bowl is carved around the exterior with two rows of overlapping lotus petals. The domed cover with a broad rim is similarly carved with lotus petals and surmounted by a stalk-form finial. Both the cover and bowl are applied to the exterior with a transparent glaze of ivory tone. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) overall height, box ... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2016

A Yue celadon carved and moulded ‘peony’ circular box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3108. A Yue celadon carved and moulded ‘peony’ circular box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,780 - USD 103,648). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The shallow domed cover is moulded in relief with a scrolling peony spray, the veining of the petals incised. The box is supported on a splayed foot. Both the box and the cover are applied overall with an olive-green glaze. 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm.) diam., box Note: The box may have been used as a... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2016

Obtaining Refined Enjoyment: The Qianlong Emperor's Taste in Ceramics

The Qianlong Emperor in Formal Court Attire. Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), (1688-1766), 1735, Qing Dynasty (1644- 1911). The Palace Museum. The Qianlong Emperor, who was born in 1711 and passed away in 1799, reigned for sixty years (1736-1795). For about three years after abdicating and before his death, he still held onto power in his role as Emperor Emeritus. One of the longest living and ruling monarchs in Chinese history, he became known as "Emperor of the Eighteenth Century." While on the throne, he personally... [Lire la suite]