27 mars 2018

A pair of Yaozhou celadon flower-form bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Lot 1460. A pair of Yaozhou celadon flower-form bowls, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century; 4½ and 4 3/8 in. (11.5 and 11.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with deep rounded sides rising from a tall cylindrical foot to the out-curved petal-cut rim, the sides of the interior applied with six slip ribs that rise to the slight notches cut in the rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of grey-green color that thins on the... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2018

A rare marbled saucer dish, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 15. A rare marbled saucer dish, Northern Song dynasty; 16.8cm, 6 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow flaring sides rising from a flat base to an everted lipped rim, finely potted with striated cream and dark brown coloured clays creating a radiating feathered pattern and encircled at the rim with a band of cream coloured clay, covered inside and out with a transparent ivory coloured glaze. Note: A similar marbled dish, in... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2018

A rare un-glazed marbled cup, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 14. A rare un-glazed marbled cup, Northern Song dynasty; 9cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,800 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a wide incurving mouth, finely potted from marbled clays of buff and dark brown tone creating an irregular whorl pattern. Provenance: Christie's New York, 25th March 1998, lot 173. Note: A closely related cup is published in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum.... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2017

Bol en grès Yaozhou, Dynastie des Song du Nord

Lot 72. Bol en grès Yaozhou, Dynastie des Song du Nord. Diam. 10,8 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. A small carved Yaozhou 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song dynasty de forme conique, l'intérieur finement moulé au centre d'une fleur stylisée entourée d'un décor de six fleurs de chrysanthème alternées de face et de profil sur fond de rinceaux, l'extérieur incisé de lignes rayonnantes, couvert d'une fine glaçure vert olive. Provenance: Acquired in Amsterdam, April 1995. ... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A Yaozhou celadon-glazed carved 'Lotus petal' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 134. A Yaozhou celadon-glazed carved 'Lotus petal' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century. 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,866 - USD 10,488). Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior of the bowl is carved with two registers of upright lotus petals. The bowl is covered overall with a fine bubble-suffused olive-green glaze that pools in places highlighting the decoration. Provenance: Christie's New York, 20... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2017

A white glazed 'cizhou' lotus-petal carved ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century

Lot 43. A white glazed 'cizhou' lotus-petal carved ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 26,400 USD. © Sotheby's. the well-potted body of almost hemispherical form, with four rows of overlapping lotus petals boldly carved in high relief, the broad shoulders decorated to match with overlapping petals radiating from a stepped collar at the base of the cylindrical neck, with a high arching strap handle joining the neck to the shoulder on one side,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 14. A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ewer well potted with a body divided into eight lobes by grooves and resting on a slightly splayed foot of corresponding form, surmounted by an angled shoulder encircled with a border of lotus lappets and a tubular neck, one side with an arched strap handle extending from the neck to the lower shoulder, opposite a slender curved spout issuing from the... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

A very rare Longquan celadon carved 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 8. A very rare Longquan celadon carved 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty, 28.6 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,140,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad shoulder and surmounted by a short neck and lipped mouth-rim, the exterior carved with large peony blooms with slender undulating petals above a thin concave band and a broad frieze enclosing upright petal lappets encircling the lower... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

An imperial heirloom Dingyao ribbed cylindrical tripod incense burner, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 10. An imperial heirloom Dingyao ribbed cylindrical tripod incense burner, Northern Song dynasty, 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic lian form, well modelled with a cylindrical body supported on three short cabriole legs, the exterior of the body centred with three raised fillets, all between two further raised ribs, covered overall save for the unglazed rim with a translucent ivory-coloured... [Lire la suite]