16 mars 2019

A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 646. A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body turning subtly inward before rising into a flared undulating rim, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the creamy glaze cut away around the body leaving a scrolling foliate pattern reserved against the underlying pale gray glaze, the unglazed base dressed in brown and centered with a recessed ring. Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A rare carved 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 645. A rare carved 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical sides set over a knife-pared foot, the exterior carved with a wide register of foliate scroll in relief between geometric borders above and below, the motifs picked out in white glaze applied to the raised areas and brown glaze applied to the recessed areas. Provenance: Collection of Dikran G. Kelekian (1867-1951). Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A 'Ding' bottle vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 634. A 'Ding' bottle vase and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 9 in., 22.8 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to a tall subtly flaring neck and everted rim, the slightly domed cover with a broad rim, surmounted by a lotus-bud finial, covered overall with a soft ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Asian Private Collection.Offered at Sotheby's London, 12th July 2006, lot 54.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' foliate-rim dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 624. A 'Yaozhou' foliate-rim dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Courtesy Sotheby's finely potted, with angled sides rising from a broad base resting on a short foot to an elegantly everted hexalobed rim, the flaring shallow sides divided into six lobes by slender radial lines in slip, the underside with a single incised line just below the rim, applied overall with a smooth sage-green glaze save for the unglazed footring burnt orange in the firing. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A large 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 622. A large 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to a gently flared rim, covered overall with a translucent olive-green glaze save for the foot burnt orange during firing. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019
15 mars 2019

A small 'Yaozhou' ''lotus pond' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 621. A small 'Yaozhou' ''lotus pond' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the conical sides rising from a low foot, the cavetto with a lotus pond centering a fish, a pair of mandarin ducks and a third waterfowl paddling amidst the foliate waterweeds and blossoming lotus stems above, the surrounding water combed with gentle swirls, covered overall in a translucent olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2019

A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 620. A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with low straight sides rising from a shallow lower body set over a straight foot, the cover with similar straight sides and a gently domed top, the top carved with a blossoming peony, the lush petals and leaves deftly carved and incised with sweeping comb patterns, covered overall in a translucent olive-colored glaze save for the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2019

A large 'Yaozhou' ''floral' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 619. A large 'Yaozhou' ''floral' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad conical sides rising from a low foot, the interior molded with a large roundel encompassing the entirety of the cavetto save for a plain band around the rim, depicting a thick stem sprouting three luxuriant peony blooms, the soft petals falling open in every direction, their delicate veining simulated in combed wavy lines all amid fluttering leaves... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A Magnificent early 'Yaozhou' ('Tongyao') carved double-gourd ewer, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 390. A Magnificent early 'Yaozhou' ('Tongyao') carved double-gourd ewer, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 312,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-potted with perfectly balanced proportions, the spherical body supported on a low flared foot, deftly carved in relief with a wide band containing a single peony bloom set beneath the spout, borne on a foliate vine wrapping around the vessel and resting on a skirt of lotus petals, all below a... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

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

Lot 874. A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 28.5 cDiameter 18.3 cmm. Estimated price €6.000 - €8.000. Result: €6.875. © Lempertz. With rounded sides, rising from a shallow footring to a lipped rim, moulded on the exterior with bow-string band below the mouth rim, to the interior with a curving lotus blossom and leaf, all under a widely crackled glaze of olive-green tone. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired... [Lire la suite]