24 juillet 2016

A small Yaozhou carved bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 11. A small Yaozhou carved bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is carved in the center with a leafy stem bearing a six-petaled blossom surrounded by combed waves, and is covered overall in an olive-green glaze. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm.) diam. - a short firing crack, resulting a small area of loss on the exterior - some kiln grit adhesion and glaze degradation on the exterior near the foot - expected scratched and surface wear. Estimation: USD 4,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2016

The Barlow Chinese collection at Ashmolean Museum

Sir (James) Alan Noel Barlow (1881–1968), by Walter Stoneman, 1941.© National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968) was a distinguished civil servant and a leading 20th-century collector of Chinese and other eastern ceramics. His particular focus was the fine stonewares and porcelains of the Tang (AD 618-906) and Song (AD 960-1279) dynasties. Deeply committed to public education, he left the collection as a trust to be used in universities and museums by the widest possible audience. In addition to the examples in... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Pair of Rare Purple-Splashed Jun Dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127

Lot 34. Pair of Rare Purple-Splashed Jun Dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127. Estimate 7 000 € - 9 000 €. Unsold. Photo Auctionata AG Stoneware with milky blue glaze and purple splash. Each dish with shallow, slightly rounded body flaring out from the neatly cut foot ring to the everted rim, covered with a pale milky blue glaze and thinning to mushroom on the edge of the rim, the interior decorated with a single purple splash from the rim - Diameter, each: c. 10 cm. Good condition. Note: Jun... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2016

Artworks fit for kings make their North American debut at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Meat-shaped stone. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Stone: jasper; stand: gold. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guza 000178 Lü-413. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The centerpiece of the Asian Art Museum’s 50th anniversary year, Emperors’ Treasures : Chinese Art f rom the National Palace Museum, Taipei , presents nearly 150 imperial masterworks, many of which are making their North American debut. Visitors will discover a trove of exquisite paintings, ceramics, jades and more from one of the... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2016

A Qingbai bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 730. A Qingbai bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body sweeping up to a waisted neck and flared rim, applied overall with a transparent glaze slightly tinged to blue-grey; 26.8 cm, 10 1/2  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
11 juin 2016

A large 'Henan' russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 659. A large 'Henan' russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. rising to a waisted groove below the rim, covered in a lustrous black glaze thinning to a speckled dark brown colour around the mouth, with three bold russet-coloured splashes to the interior, the glaze finishing neatly above the knife-pared splayed foot to reveal the buff-coloured body; 19.2 cm, 7 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 02 Jun 2016

06 juin 2016

A carved Qingbai bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 627. A carved Qingbai bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the conical body with steep sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior freely carved a frieze of stylised leafy scrolls encircling the central roundel, covered overall save for the base with a lustrous translucent bluish-white glaze; 19.9 cm, 7 7/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Hong Kong | 02 Jun 2016
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06 juin 2016

A large carved Qingbai 'peony' bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 679. A large carved Qingbai 'peony' bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the everted foliate rim divided into six lobes, the interior with a peony flower and leaves carved and combed in painterly strokes, applied with a transparent glaze with a bluish colour pooling to a deeper tone around the foot; 19.8 cm, 7 3/4 in. Provenance: A private Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Hong Kong | 02 Jun 2016
06 juin 2016

A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 638. A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body resting on a countersunk base, potted on one side with a spout and a loop handle on the other, the body carved with large floral blooms with long undulating petals, the rim bordered with a band of petal lappets, the cover similarly decorated with a horizontal tubular lug as a finial; height 11 cm, 4 3/8in. Provenance: A private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2016

A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 629. A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 31,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the slightly compressed globular body potted resting on a flat base, one side set with a short spout, the other with a flat and thin arched handle bordered with a raised band near the tip, the circular cover with a finial in the form of a curled stem, the exterior covered overall save for the base with a creamy-white glaze; width 14.1 cm, 5 1/2 in. ... [Lire la suite]
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