02 juin 2019

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

Lot 305. A carved Yaozhou celadon 'peony' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 19.7 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted cylindrical neck, the shoulder set with a long curved spout opposite a strap handle decorated with trapezoidal diaper pattern, the exterior crisply carved in relief with a large peony bloom and broad leaves borne on an undulating stem, applied... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2019

Two small carved 'Ding' dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 297. Two small carved 'Ding' dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 14 and 13.8 cm, 5 1/2  and 5 3/8  in. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000. Lot Sold 16,250 GBP (20,768 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base, the interior carved with a foral bloom borne on leafy branches, covered in an even ivory glaze, the rim bound in copper. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
11 mai 2019

A Junyao lavender-glazed saucer-dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 21. A Junyao lavender-glazed saucer-dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 16.2cm (6 2/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,500 - 3,500 (€ 2,900 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall with a lavender-blue glaze, thinning to a buff tone at the rim and stopping short of the foot to reveal the brown body.  Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition 2001, London, no.43A distinguished English private collection. Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2019

A Junyao-glazed dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 16. A Junyao-glazed dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 23,000 - 35,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Well potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an angular everted rim, covered all under an attractive lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom colour to the rim.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London, 20 November 1989A distinguished English private collection. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019
01 mai 2019

A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 86. A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous glossy black glaze suffused with silvery-brown splashes imitating partridge feathers. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  
01 mai 2019

A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 84. A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a black glaze infused with silvery oil spots. Note: The present piece boasts a highly lustrous glaze with iridescent ‘oil spot’ markings that shift from silvery-metallic tones to russet-brown when light shines through them. Bowls of this form and covered in... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 83. A russet-splashed black-glazed meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 23 cm, 9 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad-shouldered tapering baluster body rising from a short spreading foot to a narrow flaring neck with rolled rim, the body and neck covered with a lustrous black glaze irregularly splashed in reddish-brown, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the buff body. Note: This vase is striking for its vibrant and translucent black glaze... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

18. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15.5 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a slightly tapered neck, flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze stopping irregularly around the base, accentuated with russet splashes, the domed cover with a flat rim surmounted by a button finial, similarly decorated. Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A fine and large 'Cizhou' painted and sgraffiato meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 9. A fine and large 'Cizhou' painted and sgraffiato meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's the slender tapering baluster body rising from a recessed base to broad shoulders ending in a narrow neck with tapering conical mouth, covered overall in an ivory-white slip, incised around the body with a band of interlinked cash motifs against a fish-roe ground above a band of... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

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

Lot 7. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, crisply carved around the exterior with four rows of overlapping petals resembling a lotus flower, applied overall with an attractive olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recessed areas stopping around the foot, the neatly cut footrim left unglazed revealing a smooth light... [Lire la suite]