19 avril 2014

Celadon yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1234

Celadon yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1234. Photo courtesy Marchant with upright rim, moulded on the interior with two ducks swimming on waves between a phoenix bird in flight and a spray of three lotus branches with leaves and a central flower, covered overall in an evenolive celadon glaze.20.8cm diameter. Price on request• Formerly in a Japanese collection.• Formerly in the collection of Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954)• Formerly in the collection of the Springfield Museums,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2014

'Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing' exhibiting tuesday 6th may - friday 30th may 2014 at Marchant

LONDON - Tang - Qing, fourteen centuries of Chinese art, an amazing time span. China has given the world some great art from the early bronze age: sculpture, furniture, paintings, jade carving and porcelain manufacture. It is a sobering thought that the West could not make porcelain until the eighteenth century. With the present catalogue we have selected what we believe to be excellent examples of several periods: Tang pottery, Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, Chinese domestic-market... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2014

A fine Yaozhou celadon-glazed 'peony' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

A fine Yaozhou celadon-glazed 'peony' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The shallow dish on a low slightly tapering foot with spreading sides, the interior moulded with three peony blossoms issuing from two entwined stems amid thick foliage, the bowl all covered with a rich yellowish-green glaze, pooling to a darker hue in the recesses. 18.4cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000) Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (label), acquired from Bluett's on 8 June 1955Lieutenant-Colonel W.B.R.... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2014

A Yueyao celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

A Yueyao celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Bonhams Carved in the interior well with four meandering peony blossoms encircling a floral medallion, the exterior with pleated pattern, wood box and cover. 15cm (6in) diam. (3). Estimate £7,000 - 10,000 (€8,400 - 12,000) Provenance: Dr. Soro, Italian diplomat to Japan in the 1980's and then by descent. Exhibited: Chinese Ceramic Exhibition, Kamakura Modern Art Museum, June 1952 Published: San Sai 58; Commerce 8, Vol.3. The present lot was described by Minokichi... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A brown lacquer lobed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

A brown lacquer lobed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's delicately constructed with deep flared sides rising from a slightly domed centre to a five-lobed rim resembling the petals of prunus flower, all supported on a tall footring, the lustrous lacquer of brownish-black colour, with thinning areas revealing the delicate wood body and jiazhu fabric beneath; diameter 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 HKD Exposition: Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's elegantly shaped with a slender shallow scoop and an arched rounded handle flattening at the end, the lustrous lacquer of deep black colour; 25.6 cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 15.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the long slender sticks delicately carved with a ribbed section at the grip and a tapered conical tip, the lustrous lacquer of deep brownish black colour; 28.5 cm., 11 1/4 in. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 13.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2014

Magnificently carved Dingyao basin, unseen for over 40 years, expected to fetch in excess of US$7.7 million

"The Clark Ding Basin”. A Magnificently Carved Dingyao Basin. Northern Song Dynasty, 22 cm. Expected to fetch in excess of HK$60 million / US$7.7 million. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sales 2014 will take place on 8 April at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will offer an eclectic selection of important porcelains, gilt bronzes, scholarly objects and elegant furniture from celebrated private collections, led by The Clark Ding Basin,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2014

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides lightly molded on the exterior with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in a blue-green glaze stopping just above the foot, the footrim unglazed and burnt a light brown in the firing. Diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM - www.sothebys.com
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24 février 2014

A 'Yueyao' Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty

A 'Yueyao' Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly compressed ovoid form, carved with four quatrefoil panels enclosing peonies divided by swirling designs, all above faint lines radiating from the flared foot, the cover similarly decorated with a bud finial (2). Height 4 5/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 USD Provenance: American private collection, by repute. Literature: Kaikodo Journal, XXIX, Spring 2013, p. 122, no. 45. A similar waterpot found at a Yue kiln site in Yuyao, is published in... [Lire la suite]
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