13 avril 2015

A Qingbai cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty

A Qingbai cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 -2,713 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular form, the gently domed cover carved with a leafy spray of peony, the interior opened to two flowerheads borne on curved leafy stems interspersed with three miniature cups and saucers, covered overall in a transparent greyish-bluish glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 - 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2015

A rare carved 'Cizhou' rice measure, Northern Song dynasty

A rare carved 'Cizhou' rice measure, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP (4,070 - 5,426 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to an incurved rim with double fillets, covered overall in an opaque white slip, the exterior boldly carved with concentric U-shaped grooves filled with brown glaze, covered overall in a clear glaze leaving the foot unglazed revealing the grey body, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 10.2cm., 4in. ... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty

  A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP (9,496 - 13,565 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a wide neck, the grey stoneware body covered with a creamy-white slip and a dark chocolate-brown overslip, cut to the body with a roulette forming bands of short oblique strokes in close-packed rows, the exterior applied with a clear glaze and the interior with a cascaded greenish-brown glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A rare ‘Dingyao’ slip-decorated dish, Northern Song dynasty

A rare ‘Dingyao’ slip-decorated dish, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP (162,780 - 244,170 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's the shallow flared sides rising from a flat base to an everted rim, the interior delicately carved through the pale russet-brown slip revealing the ivory-white ground depicting a stylised luxuriant lotus spray, the large lotus leaf with furled edges and combed veins, borne on elegant foliate tendrils issuing lotus blooms and trefoil arrowheads, all... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

A rare sgraffiato Cizhou-type meiping, Northern Song dynasty

A rare sgraffiato Cizhou-type meiping, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate  400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's of tall ovoid form surmounted by a short constricted neck and conical mouth, the body with a broad central register of trellis superimposed on large interlinked cash, between a stylised foliate scroll on the rounded shoulder and a band of lappets enclosing trefoils around the foot, all against a 'fish-roe' ground, the decoration all piercing the cream-coloured slip to... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

An exceptional Cizhou black-glazed and russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty

An exceptional Cizhou black-glazed and russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate  1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the steep sides supported on a short knife-pared foot and rising to a flared rim, the interior covered with a lustrous black-brown glaze and splashed with irregular russet spots, the underside applied with a chocolate-brown glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the grey buff ware; 11.8 cm., 4 5/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]


04 avril 2015

A rare carved Yaozhou pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A rare carved Yaozhou pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,688 - $155,532). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is exquisitely carved around the pear-shaped body with a broad frieze of peony scroll below a row of pendent and upward lappets encircling the slender tapering neck. It is covered with an olive-green glaze suffused with fine crackles and pooling to a darker tone in the recesses. 7 3/4 in. (17.7 cm.) high  Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2015

A Qingbai cup stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Qingbai cup stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,481 - $9,073). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The delicately potted stand rises from a short spreading pedestal foot to the everted rim notched to create six petal lobes surrounding the shallow well and stepped platform that holds a cup. It is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue tone. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam., box Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE -... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2015

A Qingbai conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Qingbai conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$30,000 – HK$50,000 ($3,888 - $6,481). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With deep conical sides rising from a tall foot ring, the interior and exterior is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue tone exposing the unglazed white body at the base. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2015

A Qingbai flower-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Qingbai flower-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,184 - $7,777). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is thinly potted with flaring sides rising to a petal-lobed rim. The cavetto has ten vertical thin slips to separate the lobes. It is covered overall with a thin crackled glaze of pale blue tone falling to the edge of the unglazed, slightly countersunk base. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong  ... [Lire la suite]