26 mai 2015

A very rare Dingyao dish carved with peony, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127)

A very rare Dingyao dish carved with peony, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Estimate HKD300,000 - 400,000 (TWD1,215,000 - 1,619,000) (USD38,700 - 51,600) © Ravenel. The imperial Ding kiln was one of the five most important kilns during the Song dynasty, and it is best know for its white porcelain. This rare Dingyao dish with a peony design and widely flaring sides is entirely covered with pure, snow-white glaze, which is among the best found among all Ding ware. The walls are decorated with stylized floral... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2015

An extremely rare and small Hutian teabowl carved with dragons, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127)

An extremely rare and small Hutian teabowl carved with dragons, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Estimate HKD140,000 - 180,000 (TWD567,000 - 729,000) (USD18,100 - 23,200) © Ravenel. This teabowl has a gently arched belly and a round foot. It is completely covered with bluish-white glaze, and both its inside and outside are decorated with an ocean wave design, with more finely chiseled water ripples incised within the deeper grooves of the swell. The carving is meticulous and detailed, and there are two sea... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2015

An extremely rare Dingyao purple-red glazed teabowl, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127)

An extremely rare Dingyao purple-red glazed teabowl, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Estimate HKD600,000 - 700,000 (TWD2,429,000 - 2,834,000) (USD77,400 - 90,300). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This teabowl has a gently curved belly and a round foot. The white body is comparatively thin, yet smooth and firm. It is covered with glaze inside and out, with the exception of the underside of the foot. The finish is evenly applied, and has a glossy luster free from impurities, giving the bowl an exquisite texture... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2015

A fine celadon glazed bowl, China, Northern Song dynasty

A fine celadon glazed bowl, China, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate CHF 1 200.- / 1 800.- € 1 140.- / 1 710.- Photo courtesy Koller diameter 17.4 cm.  KOLLER. Asian Art (Himayalas and China): Sale A173AS, 02 June 2015 10:00
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17 mai 2015

A very rare Yaozhou, teabowl, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127)

A very rare  Yaozhou, teabowl, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Estimate HKD100,000 - 150,000 (TWD405,000 - 607,000) (USD12,900 - 19,300). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This teabowl has a wide mouth, a deep, curved belly, and a round foot which arches slightly outwards. It is completely covered with celadon glaze of a light hue, and where the finish is thinner, one can see the traces left by the final touches to the body. The glaze has a highly vitreous texture and was allowed to run, leaving visible marks on the... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2015

An extremely rare junyao lavender blue glazed teabowl with cover, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127)

An extremely rare junyao lavender blue glazed teabowl with cover, Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Estimate HKD200,000 - 280,000 (TWD810,000 - 1,134,000) (USD25,800 - 36,100). Photo courtesy Ravenel. The entire teabowl is covered with lavender blue glaze of a particularly bright color, and comes with a snugly fitting cover. The round foot has a finish of protective glaze typically seen in top-grade Junyao ware. At the rims of the bowl and cover, the opaque glaze is slightly thinner, revealing the ocher body underneath.... [Lire la suite]


27 avril 2015

A large carved ‘Ding’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty

A large carved ‘Ding’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 18,000 — 20,000 GBP (24,417 - 27,130 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015 the deep rounded sides resting on a gently tapered foot, divided into six lobes accentuated by vertical ribs, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a single lotus spray, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze falling in characteristic teardrops to the exterior;20.7cm., 8 1/8 in. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Christie's... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2015

Incense burner, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century. Yaozhou Ware

Incense burner, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century. Yaozhou Ware.Clay with gray-green celadon glaze. Height x Diameter: 19.4 x 18.6 cm (mouth); Diameter: 11.2 cm (Standing). Ident.Nr. 1968-14. Collection:  Museum of Asian Art. Photo:  Jürgen Liepe © Photo:  Museum of Asian Art, the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage Acquired in 1968 censer is one of the relics of the Berlin collection and is one of the masterpieces from one of the most brilliant periods in the history of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2015

A rare ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘Peony’ meiping, Northern Song Dynasty

A rare ‘Cizhou’ sgraffiato ‘Peony’ meiping, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (54,260 - 81,390 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the well-potted tapered body rising to round shoulders, surmounted by a short waisted neck with galleried rim, freely carved through the layer of brown slip to the ivory-white layer beneath with two large peony blooms borne on a meandering scroll with trefoil leaves, each flower with combed and double-teardrop hearts within lobed petals, all between... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A Qingbai cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A Qingbai cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 -2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the gently domed cover carved with a leafy spray of peony, the interior opened to two flowerheads borne on curved leafy stems interspersed with three miniature cups and saucers, covered overall in a transparent greyish-bluish glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 - 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]