16 mars 2019

A sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 631. A sky-blue 'Jun' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 1/2 in., 18.8 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a low spreading foot, covered overall in an unctuous sky-blue glaze thinning at the rim to a mushroom tone, the foot burnt to russet brown during firing.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019

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. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. 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... [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. Unsold. 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. Lot Sold 3,750 USD. 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.... [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. Lot Sold 35,000 USD. 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... [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. Unsold. 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... [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]
22 janvier 2019

A large carved dingyao floral bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 866. A large carved dingyao floral bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); Diameter 25.5 cm. Estimated price €15.000 - €25.000. Result: €17.500. © Lempertz. With wide flaring rounded sides rising from a narrow foot, the interior carved with a lotus blossom and leafy scrolling branches, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze. The rim bound with copper. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1372. A small 'Ding' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $8,125. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, all supported on a slightly recessed base and foot, the white stoneware body covered overall with an ivory-tinged glaze, the rim left unglazed. Provenance: Purchased in San Francisco, 1987 Property from the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]