27 février 2015

A finely carved 'Dengfeng' pillow, Northern Song dynasty

A finely carved 'Dengfeng' pillow, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section tapering towards the base, the concave top and sides  exquisitely carved through the creamy-white slip to the dark body with long stems bearing large peony blooms among leafy foliage, covered overall in a transparent glaze save for the underside covered in a white slip - Width 7 3/4  in., 19.7 cm Exhibition: Zhongguo taoci jingpin zhan [The... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2015

A rare 'Dengfeng' 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty

A rare 'Dengfeng' 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender ovoid form, rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and narrow short-waisted neck with a lipped rim, covered overall with a white slip and freely incised with a broad band of stylized peony, with a classic scroll band below the neck and overlapping petals around the base, all on a ground of stamped rings- Height 15 3/8  in., 39 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten:... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A glazed white stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty

A glazed white stoneware phoenix-head ewer, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. rising from a short straight solid foot, the globular body surmounted by a double-stranded handle and curved spout, the neck ending in a freely carved phoenix head with sharp pointed beak and incised details, below a funnel opening on top of the head, covered overall in a transparent glaze tinged with a grayish-green color stopping just above the foot. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm ... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon meiping, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon meiping, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the high shouldered body surmounted by a short cylindrical neck and a flat everted rim, carved around the body with a band of peony scrolls above five bands of overlapping petal leaves diminishing in size as they reach the foot, covered overall in an olive-green glaze stopping at the foot to reveal the buff body. Height 8 1/8  in., 20.8 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A 'Yaozhou' celadon carved box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Yaozhou' celadon carved box and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. in the form of a drum, carved around the box with a band of pendent petal lappets and a leafy stem on the cover, the beveled edges on both the box and cover applied with nine detached florets, covered on the exterior and the sides of the interior in a golden celadon glaze, the base unglazed revealing the pale gray body (2). Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm Notes: It is rare to... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A rare and superbly-carved 'Yue' 'Ducks and Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A rare and superbly-carved 'Yue' 'Ducks and Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow circular form, the center of the slightly domed cover deftly carved in relief with two ducks with their wings outstretched around lotus, the petals and wings lightly incised with combed lines, all within double circle lines and further encircled by short incised sprigs along the edge of the cover, applied overall with a lustrous semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]


23 février 2015

A carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty

A carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the interior freely incised with flowering lotus borne on a curling stem issuing a small flower bud within an incised line medallion, the shallow rounded sides with two further blooms, large veined leaves and curling stems, all under a transparent ivory-tinted glaze pooling in the recesses, the glaze underside with characteristic 'tear' marks, the rim bound in metal, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2015

An extremely fine and rare carved ‘Ding’ ‘Peony’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty

An extremely fine and rare carved ‘Ding’ ‘Peony’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the gently curved lobes rising to a slightly indented and everted rim, the interior finely carved and combed with a medallion of a leafy peony spray, the sides cleanly divided by six narrow fillets of slip each enclosing a single further spray of flowering peony, covered overall with a clear ivory glaze pooling in characteristic tear-drops down the exterior, all raised on... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2015

A 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to sloping shoulder, with a tall, slender curved spout set opposite a looped strap handle, the narrow cylindrical neck surmounted with a fitted straight-sided cover with a knop modeled as a seated lion, covered overall with a translucent, pale blue glaze pooling to a darker tone within the recesses and stopping just short of the unglazed white base and footrim, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2014

Back on Song ceramics sold at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

A rare Jizhou splashed black-glazed bowl , Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Potted with rounded flaring sides rising from a knife-cut foot ring to a finger-grooved band below the lipped rim, the interior with recessed center boldly decorated with an irregular pattern of swirls of variegated russet and pale milky brown color reserved on the blackish-brown ground, the exterior similarly decorated; 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., box. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized: $30,000 ... [Lire la suite]


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