19 juin 2015

A Cizhou slip-decorated pillow with stamped and incised decoration, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

A Cizhou slip-decorated pillow with stamped and incised decoration, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century.  Estimate US$8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams. Of bean shape, covered by a layer of white slip incised with a feather-patterned band on the canted side walls and two chrysanthemums in bloom against a stamped 'fish roe' ground across the canted top, the clay fabric exposed in the process burnt a pale brown beneath a colorless glaze that stops unevenly above the flat base. 7 3/4in (19.7cm)... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2015

A qingbai glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A qingbai glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€890 - 1,300). Photo Bonhams. Of globular shape raised on a spreading foot while four cloud collar-shaped handles rise from the shoulder, the cylindrical neck incised with horizontal bands and the body incised with six groups of vertical lines visible beneath the pale gray-green glaze covering the exterior walls and the top of the flat cover finished with concentric rings. 6 1/2in (16.5cm) height including cover Notes: For a... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2015

A white ware bowl, Northern Song dynasty

A white ware bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Its wide curving well rising from a slightly recessed floor and the exterior rim accented with a rounded lip, the pale straw colored glaze covering the interior and forming uneven welts on the exterior walls, stopping above the wedged foot and shallow recessed base to expose a dense white clay fabric. 8in (20.2cm) diameter Notes: The raised ridge accenting the exterior rim, the glaze drips on the exterior... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

$1.5 million rectangular ink stone leads Gianguan Auctions' summer sale on June 13th

Emperor Huizong’s Heavenly Daoshan Duan Inkstone, Northern Song Dynasty. Length: 12⅝ in (32.1 cm). Estimate $850,000-$1,500,000. Photo Gianguan Auction NEW YORK, NY.- Leave it to New York’s only Chinese American owned auction house to make its statement quietly by saving the best for last. When Gianguan Auction’s summer sale opens on June 13, it will parade collections of classical Chinese scroll paintings, antique cloisonné, magnificent jade and diamond jewels and Buddhist art in front of buyers... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2015

A persimmon and black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A persimmon and black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate 80,000 - HK$120,000 ($10,360 - $15,541). Price Realized HK$100,000 ($12,951). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides tapering slightly to the rim, supported on a splayed foot. It is covered inside and out with a russet-coloured glaze to project a variegated and mottled surface, pooling irregularly above the foot, exposing the chalky white body. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam.  ... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2015

A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding ‘Fish’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding ‘Fish’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$15,000,000-20,000,000 ($2,000,000-2,600,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The unusually large bowl is well-potted with rounded sides. The exterior with horizontal flutes, radiating around the bowl, moulded to imitate lotus petals that are arranged into three registers. The upper register with overlapping petals directly under a plain moulded and below the straight... [Lire la suite]


04 juin 2015

A Ding foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Ding foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 ($130,000-190,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is formed with a slightly everted folitate rim and is freely carved to the interior with a large lotus bloom and several smaller blossoms growing from leafy stems. It is covered in an attractive ivory glaze which pools within the crevices of the decoration, stopping at the mouth rim to expose the fine white body. 9º in. (23.5 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2015

A rare Qingbai 'chrysanthemum' dish, Northern Song dynasty

A rare Qingbai 'chrysanthemum' dish, Northern  Song dynasty. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD  (18,001 - 24,001 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  with shallow rounded sides and an gently everted rim, supported on a narrow tapered foot, finely moulded on the interior and on the underside with overlapping radiating petals resembling a chrysanthemum flower, the recessed centre incised with a lotus, applied overall with a translucent glaze slightly tinged to blue with yellowing... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2015

A rare Qingbai 'chrysanthemum' dish, Northern Song dynasty

A rare Qingbai 'chrysanthemum' dish, Northern  Song dynasty. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD  (18,001 - 24,001 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  with shallow rounded sides and an gently everted rim, supported on a narrow tapered foot, moulded on the interior and on the underside with overlapping radiating petals resembling a chrysanthemum flower, the recessed centre incised with a lotus, applied overall with a translucent glaze slightly tinged to blue with yellowing undertones, save... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2015

A Qingbai lobed cup and cupstand, Northern Song dynasty

A Qingbai lobed cup and cupstand, Northern  Song dynasty. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD  (24,001 - 36,002 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a short splayed foot, rising to a lobed everted rim divided in six foliations, set on an associated circular six-lobed stand moulded on the interior with a central raised ring and resting on a splayed recessed base formed from six lappets, each pierced with a central trefoil motif, both applied with a... [Lire la suite]