09 juillet 2020

A Ding carved 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2802. A Ding carved 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bowl is thinly potted with an angular profile, fluidly carved to the interior with lotus blossoms and leaves on meandering stems, covered inside and out with a lustrous glaze of pale ivory tone. The mouth is bound with a metal rim. The base is incised with a collector’s mark qi, ‘seven’, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]

27 juin 2020

Chinese ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 24 June 2020

  Lot 839. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 1950. Collection of Dr Hugh Swire (d. 1976). Bonhams London, 7th November 2005, lot 6. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Lot 840. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 7½ in., 19 cm. Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

A carved Dingyao 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 355. A carved Dingyao 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 19.5 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the curved sides rising from an angled base and short foot to a flaring lobed rim, finely and freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus spray and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze gathering in characteristic teardrops down the exterior. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th May... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2020

A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 339. A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 11 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD (5,698 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed flaring and angled sides rising from a short spreading foot to a foliate rim, covered overall in a rich reddish-brown glaze. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020
03 juin 2020

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

Lot 315. A carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD (5,682 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the exterior carved in a free manner with floral designs, applied overall with a celadon-green glaze, thinning to white on the dividing ridges to the interior. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd/3rd June 2016, lot 619. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020,... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2020

A large Cizhou russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 312. A large Cizhou russet-splashed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. covered overall with a thick lustrous black glaze decorated in the interior with five bold vertical russet splashes, save for the rim with white slip under a clear glaze. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM
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02 juin 2020

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

Lot 304. A Qingbai cup and cupstand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); overall h. 8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (19,888 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly potted shallow cup rising from a short flared foot to an everted rim, the rounded sides divided into six petal lobes by notches around the rim, resting on a stand of saucer shape with a hexalobed rim and stepped pedestal in the centre, all on a trefoil-pierced petal-shaped foot, both covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A white-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5119. A white-glazed lobed jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Sold for 18,750 HKD (2,219 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with wide shoulders tapering steeply to a low straight foot, the body divided into lobes, covered overall including the interior with a glaze of ivory tone stopping at the footring, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Tokyo. Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A Cizhou black-glazed ribbed jar and a Cizhou black-glazed cup, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 5016. A Cizhou black-glazed ribbed jar and a Cizhou black-glazed cup, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 11.5 and 8.5 cm, 4 1/2  and 3 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Sold for 81,250  HKD (9,614 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the jar of compressed globular form rising from a straight foot to a short neck, the exterior carved with diagonally oriented ribs, applied overall with a lustrous brownish-black glaze thinning to white on the rises, save for the... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

  Lot 5058. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow conical form, the straight flaring sides elegantly raised on a short straight foot, covered overall in a glaze of rich ochre-brown tone, the knife-pared foot left unglazed exposing the light grey stoneware. Provenance: Collection of Yip Shing Biu. ... [Lire la suite]