06 janvier 2019

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Porcelain with ivory white glaze (Ding ware). H. Incl. base 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991, 1991.253.15. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

26 décembre 2018

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Silk twill damask (ling). W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); L. 13 in. (33 cm), Rogers Fund, 1952; 52.8. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This textile was meticulously woven with boys tucked among floral scrolls and lotus pods—a rebus for, or visual allusion to, progeny. In addition to the Buddhist belief in rebirth from the lotus, multiseeded lotus pods were also thought to be a symbol for plentiful... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare Yaozhou carved 'egrets and peony' truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127)

Lot 2916. A rare Yaozhou carved 'egrets and peony' truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127); 5 7/8 in. (14.6 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The broad, high-shouldered body is carved with two egrets on opposite sides, against a background of dense peony scroll, above a band of petal lappets, and below a scalloped border, covered inside and out under an olive-green glaze, with the exception of the base,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Yaozhou Peony Plate, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D., China. Diameter: 19cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware plate with flared outer walls and notched foliate form mouthrim. The flattened bottom sits on a finely cut foot-rim, which is unglazed at the very bottom, revealing a dense gray stoneware body. The outside walls are decorated with lightly incised fluting, and the inside of the bowl is deeply and masterfully carved and combed with a depiction of a peony. The entire piece is covered with an... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

A Northern white-ware cup stand, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 1149. A Northern white-ware cup stand, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup stand is potted in the form of an inverted cup surmounting a circular dish with everted rim supported on a slightly splayed foot with three cloud-shaped openings all covered with a finely crackled translucent glaze, cloth box. Note: The function of the cup stand is very similar to that of a saucer. As the steaming cups and bowls... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 642. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the conical body flaring from a shallow foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior freely carved and combed with a foliate scroll, the exterior with radiating vertical lines, covered overall with an olive-green glaze pooling to darker tones within the carved recesses. Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Pauline B. (1910-2000) and Myron S. (1906-1992)... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 642. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the conical body flaring from a shallow foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior freely carved and combed with a foliate scroll, the exterior with radiating vertical lines, covered overall with an olive-green glaze pooling to darker tones within the carved recesses. Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm  Provenance: Collection of Pauline B. (1910-2000) and Myron... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2017

A pair of 'Yaozhou' persimon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 612.  A pair of 'Yaozhou' persimon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of conical form with the gently rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a metallic russet glaze, stopping irregularly at the foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware body (2). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 15 cm Note: Persimmon-glazed wares in the Song dynasty (960-1279) were produced at several kilns in North... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2017

A pair of 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 608. A pair of 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with shallow lobed sides rising from a short foot, freely carved to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a duck swimming amid stylized waves, framed by a band of combed waves, the exterior with abstract floral sprays, all beneath a lustrous olive-green glaze (2). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.4 cm Note: See a closely... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2017

A carved Qingbai 'daylily' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 636. A carved Qingbai 'daylily' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a flared foot, surmounted by a cylindrical neck opening into a wide, six-lobed flower-shaped rim with down-turned petal tips, the body freely incised with floral blooms on leafing stems, the petals defined with combed details, the shoulder and neck encircled by double-fillets, the interior of the neck applied with radiating lines of slip, covered overall in... [Lire la suite]