22 février 2024

Dish in celadon glaze, Ru ware, Northern Song dynasty, late 11th-early12th century

Dish in celadon glaze, Ru ware, Northern Song dynasty, late 11th-early12th century. Base inscribed Emperor Qianlong's "Ode to the Official Kiln Plate". Height 4.6 cm, diameter 21.5 cm, foot diameter 15.7 cm.  National Palace Museum, Taipei. It has a rounded mouth, shallow arc-shaped walls, flat bottom, slightly rolled-out feet, and copper buckles inlaid on the edges of the feet. The whole body is fully glazed, with a slight pink sheen in the thin parts of the glaze. There are ice cracks... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2023

Gilt Silver Incenser, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century

Gilt Silver Incenser, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th Century. Unearthed from Changgan Temple Site in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Collection of Nanjing Museum Administration.
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29 octobre 2023

A pair of carved Yaozhou dishes, Northern Song Dynasty, ca. 11th-12th century

Lot 127. A pair of carved Yaozhou dishes, Northern Song dynasty, ca. 11th-12th century; Each 13.4cm diam. (2).. Sold for €5,120 Photo Bonhams. Each of circular shape, the flat interior boldly carved and combed to the centre with a design of turbulent waves, covered overall with an olive-green glaze suffused with fine crackles stopping neatly in a circle around the base exposing the greyish body. Provenance: Collection of Jürgen L. Fischer (d. 2013), Baden Baden, acquired. Published: Jürgen L.... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2023

'Chinese ceramics, lacquer and gold from the 12th to the 14th century' at Eskenazi, 19 October - 4 November 2023

Glazed stoneware marbled bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century. Possibly Dangyangyu kilns, Xiuwu county, Henan province. Diameter: 9.1cm. Height: 3.8cm. © Eskenazi 2023 Known in Chinese as jiaotai or ‘mixed clay’, this marbled decorative technique is found on small scale objects of the period such as small bowls, ‘pulse pillows’, bottles, flat dishes, vases and rounded jars. Green-glazed stoneware bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 960 - 1127, Yaozhou kilns, Shaanxi province. Diameter: 14.9cm. © Eskenazi 2023 The interior of... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2023

Two miniature white-glazed globular jars, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 1060. Two miniature white-glazed globular jars, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; Each 6.7 cm wide. Price realised USD 3,276 (Estimate USD 3,000 – USD 5,000) © Christie's 2023 Provenance: One jar: Mathias Komor, New York.The other jar: Alice Boney, New York.Both:Myron S. (1906-1992) and Pauline Baerwald (1910-2000) Falk Collection, New York.The Falk Collection II: Chinese and Japanese Works of Art; Christie's New York, 15 October 2001, lot 435. Christie's. Important... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2023

Bowl decorated with lotuses, Northern Song dynasty, early 12th century

Bowl decorated with lotuses, Northern Song dynasty, early 12th century. Stoneware, celadon glaze; height 8,5 cm, depth Ø 9 cm. National Gallery of Prague, Vu 3902. One of the most valued kinds of ceramics in China were vessels with greenish glaze, known as celadon. Elegant silhouettes with subtle ornamentation of carved lotus leaves and a softly blended glaze are characteristic features of the best celadon objects from the Longquan workshops of the Yuan period.

29 septembre 2023

Headrest with motif of chrysanthemums, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century

Headrest with motif of chrysanthemums, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century. Stoneware sgraffito; height 28 cm, width 16 cm, depth 14 cm. National Gallery of Prague, Vu 2896. The headrest comes from the folk workshops called Cizhou yao. These wares were usually coarser and had a thicker body adorned with painted and carved decor. Natural symbolism or even inscriptions with congratulatory motifs are common. Two characters da ji (great happiness) are engraved on the headrest’s upper side. Inscriptions and decorative... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2023

Celadon cup with molded floral scroll design, Yaozhou ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century

Celadon cup with molded floral scroll design, Yaozhou ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century. H. 4.5 cm Mouth Diam. 10.2 cm. © Copyright 2023 MAYUYAMA & CO., LTD Provenance: Alfred Daniel Hall (1864–1942) Collection.Bluett and Sons, London, purchased on commission for Radcliffe from Sotheby's, 1 July, 1943, lot 51.Edward Copleston Radcliffe (1898-1967) Collection. Exhibited: Chinese Exhibition, National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town, 1953, no. 83.    
11 juin 2023

Qingbai porcelain notched bowl, China, Northern Song dynasty, early 12th century

Qingbai porcelain notched bowl, China, Northern Song dynasty, early 12th century. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art 2023 A qingbai porcelain bowl of deep conical shape, the thinly potted, steeply curved sides rising from a high foot and terminating in a rim that is divided into six lobes by shallow notches. The interior has a carefully executed carved and combed design of three scrolling floral sprays with small leaves and branches. The bowl is covered in a transparent glaze of pale blue hue that pools to a darker blue in the recesses.... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2023

Ding-type porcelain dish, China, Northern Song dynasty, 10th - 11th century

Ding-type porcelain dish, China, Northern Song dynasty, 10th - 11th century. Diameter: 17.6 cm. Height: 3.8 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art 2023 A ding--type circular porcelain dish, supported on a small ring foot, the thinly potted sides flaring out towards the rim and terminating in a lipped edge. The interior of the dish is carved with a bold design of a daylily amongst scrolling foliage. The exterior of the dish is plain. The porcelain body is covered in an evenly applied, glossy ivory-coloured glaze, leaving just the outer... [Lire la suite]