22 juin 2017

A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 537. A 'Yue' celadon-glazed box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 8.6 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 -- 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500.  Photo Sotheby's of circular form supported on a splayed foot, carved to the top of the cover with a bird flying amidst flowers, covered overall with an olive-green glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017

20 juin 2017

A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 419. A 'Cizhou' white-rimmed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    covered overall with a lustrous black glaze accentuated with subtle russet streaks, the glaze falling short above the foot and save for the rim with white slip under a clear glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
19 juin 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 406. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty, 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 106,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body rising to a slightly waisted neck opening into a wide, six-lobed rim with down-turned petal tips, covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Note: Three zhadou of similar form, excavated at the 'Yaozhou' kiln site, are illustrated in The Yaozhou Kiln Site of... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 405. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the five-lobed sides extending to an everted rim, the interior incised with a flower head, the exterior carved with petals, covered overall with a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
22 mai 2017

'Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace' at Harvard Art Museums

Flower Vase in the Form of an Archaic Bronze 'Zun' Wine Beaker with Dragon-and-Wave Decor, perhaps Chenghua period (1465-1487), Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Blue-and-white ware: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David Berg, Esq., 1999.230.7 © President and Fellows of Harvard College The Harvard Art Museums hold the largest and finest collection in the West of a rare and strikingly beautiful type of ceramic ware used in the... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3124. A Ding carved ‘lotus’ dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 6 3/4 in. (16.2 cm.), diam., box. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - HKD 2,600,000 (USD 167,863 - USD 335,726) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shallow dish is delicately potted with angled flaring sides rising from the foot ring to the circular rim, and fluidly carved on the interior with a lotus flowerhead on a stem of scrolling leaves at the centre. All is covered in a translucent ivory-tinted glaze. The rim bound in copper.  ... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2017

A small moulded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 381. A small moulded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. decorated to the interior with chrysanthemum medallions on a scrolling foliate ground, the exterior with radiating lines, covered with a lustrous olive-green glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017, 02:00 PM  
26 mars 2017

A Cizhou-type sgraffiato white-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Lot 32. A Cizhou-type sgraffiato white-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,795 - USD 64,658) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is carved through a layer of creamy-white slip with rows of arcuate pattern reserved on a stippled ground. The recessed base is unglazed. 6 ¼ in. (15.7 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Note: The bowl is a fine example of Cizhou-type wares made in the Guantai kilns in Ci county, Hebei province,... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Carved Yaozhou Lidded Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Carved Yaozhou Lidded Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: Bowl 15cm – Lid 16cm A stoneware bowl with steep sides, decorated with deeply carved scrolling peony decoration. The high collar foot is unglazed and fired to a russet brown color. (foot chip re-stuck with original material.) Its original lid has a domed form with similar carving down to its flattened rim, the final centimeter of which is plain, and has a lotus stem finial. (Rim chip restored with original material.) The... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D.

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960 – 1127 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 18.6cm A saucer with broad cavetto and molded central ring, decorated with densely carved peony foliage. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled translucent green glaze of excellent color and quality. The underfoot is unglazed revealing a pale grey clay body fired to a light buff color, and a central ring with a smattering of glaze, showing that the piece was fired on a cylindrical kiln support. See a deeper bowl... [Lire la suite]