26 octobre 2017

A Yaozhou celadon-glazed carved 'Lotus petal' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 134. A Yaozhou celadon-glazed carved 'Lotus petal' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century. 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,866 - USD 10,488). Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior of the bowl is carved with two registers of upright lotus petals. The bowl is covered overall with a fine bubble-suffused olive-green glaze that pools in places highlighting the decoration. Provenance: Christie's New York, 20... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2017

A white glazed 'cizhou' lotus-petal carved ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century

Lot 43. A white glazed 'cizhou' lotus-petal carved ewer, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 26,400 USD. © Sotheby's. the well-potted body of almost hemispherical form, with four rows of overlapping lotus petals boldly carved in high relief, the broad shoulders decorated to match with overlapping petals radiating from a stepped collar at the base of the cylindrical neck, with a high arching strap handle joining the neck to the shoulder on one side,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 14. A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ewer well potted with a body divided into eight lobes by grooves and resting on a slightly splayed foot of corresponding form, surmounted by an angled shoulder encircled with a border of lotus lappets and a tubular neck, one side with an arched strap handle extending from the neck to the lower shoulder, opposite a slender curved spout issuing from the... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

A very rare Longquan celadon carved 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 8. A very rare Longquan celadon carved 'Peony' meiping, Northern Song dynasty, 28.6 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,140,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad shoulder and surmounted by a short neck and lipped mouth-rim, the exterior carved with large peony blooms with slender undulating petals above a thin concave band and a broad frieze enclosing upright petal lappets encircling the lower... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

An imperial heirloom Dingyao ribbed cylindrical tripod incense burner, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 10. An imperial heirloom Dingyao ribbed cylindrical tripod incense burner, Northern Song dynasty, 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic lian form, well modelled with a cylindrical body supported on three short cabriole legs, the exterior of the body centred with three raised fillets, all between two further raised ribs, covered overall save for the unglazed rim with a translucent ivory-coloured... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 5. A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty, 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate on request. Lot sold for HK$294,287,500. World Auction Record for Chinese Ceramics. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot, exquisitely veiled in a luminous and translucent bluish-green glaze suffused with a dense network of glistening ice crackles, the glaze thinning at the extremities to subtly reveal... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2017

An exceptional and rare imperial heirloom 'Ding' brown-splashed black-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 4. An exceptional and rare imperial heirloom 'Ding' brown-splashed black-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty, 19.7 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with flaring sides rising to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a flattened base raised on a slightly splayed foot, covered overall save for the footring with a glossy black glaze liberally flecked with small irregular russet 'partridge... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A Henan marbled 'feather' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1131. A Henan marbled 'feather' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl has flared, rounded sides and is decorated inside and out with black and white marbled slip under a clear glaze. Provenance: Blitz Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Amsterdam, October 2002.Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 -... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A Henan 'Rouletted' ovoid jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1130. A Henan 'Rouletted' ovoid jar, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century, 4 in. (9.8 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is decorated with rows of oblique striations rouletted through a purplish-brown slip to the white under slip that also covers the mouth and base, all under a clear glaze. The interior is covered with the same purplish-brown slip under a clear glaze. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London, 1... [Lire la suite]