18 octobre 2021

A superb Junyao purple-splashed bubble bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3634. A superb Junyao purple-splashed bubble bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8.5 cm. Lot sold: 12,275,000 HKD (Estimate: 18,000,000 - 22,000,000 HKD). ©  2021 Sotheby's with gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly incurved rim, applied overall with a very glossy milky blue glaze draining to a mushroom tone at the rim and pooling short of the foot, the interior decorated with two vibrant reddish-purple splashes, the exterior... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2021

A small Ding jar and a cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 828. A small Ding jar and a cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's 2021 The compressed globular body is raised from a short foot and is covered with a glaze of ivory tone. The flat cover, possibly Ding ware, is surmounted by a flat finial. Provenance: Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden.Sotheby's London, 5 November 2008, lot 512. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A finely carved and molded 'Ding' ewer, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 185. A finely carved and molded 'Ding' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 7¾ in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 352,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the hexalobed spherical body surmounted by a tall cylindrical, slightly waisted neck, one side applied with an openwork triple-strap loop handle with raised bosses terminating in a delicately molded beast-mask at the base, opposite a finely articulated dragon head with a curving elongated... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A pair of carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dishes, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 183. A pair of carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each with shallow flared sides resting on a flat base, the center freely carved with a lush lotus blossom with furling leaves and stems, all under a translucent warm ivory-tinged glaze pooling to a grayish tone in the recesses. Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A rare 'Ding' 'tulu' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 182. A rare 'Ding' 'tulu' vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 4⅜ in., 10.6 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 18,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed domed body emerging from a flat base to high rounded shoulders below a narrow, slightly flaring neck and lipped rim, all under a translucent, ivory-tinged glaze, the base unglazed revealing the pure white body. Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2021

A rare molded 'Ding' 'Buddhist lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty(960-1234)

Lot 158. A rare molded 'Ding' 'Buddhist lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty(960-1234). Diameter 8½ in., 21.5 cm. Estimate: 35,000 - 45,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted with gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior incised with a striding Buddhist lion reaching towards a beribboned brocade ball surrounded by dense scrolls, the cavetto decorated with a band of eight repeating sections of leafy scrolls, the rim bound in... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2021

An amber-glazed marbled washer, Tang dynasty, and an amber-glazed marbled bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 1055. An amber-glazed marbled washer, Tang dynasty (618-907), and an amber-glazed marbled bowl, Northern Song dynasty  (960-1127); 8.3 and 10.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021  
21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2021

A Yaozhou celadon carved 'floral' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5013. A Yaozhou celadon carved 'floral' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 24.7 cm, with Japanese wood box. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 60,480 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., P120g3. Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2011. Note: Another Yaozhou ewer of this form was sold in our London rooms, 10th May 2017, lot 191.  Lot 191. A 'Yaozhou'... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2021

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

Lot 5004. A persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 47,880 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: A Japanese private collection.Sotheby's London, 7th November 2012, lot 217 (GBP 10,000). Bonhams. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021