29 août 2016

A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 723. A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, from the short, unglazed foot, and is covered with a thick, crackled glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim. 2 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Notes: Jun wares were produced at various kiln sites in Henan province and two of the main centers of production... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2016

A small Jun 'bubble' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 722. A small Jun 'bubble' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl has rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, from the short, unglazed foot, and is covered with a thick, crackled glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim. 2 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box.  Notes: With its round sides and slightly inverted rim, this simple, yet refined bowl represents one of the classic Jun ware... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

A miniature Jun tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 721. A miniature Jun tripod censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The globular body of the censer stands on three cabriole feet, and rises to a cylindrical neck with everted rim. The censer is covered in a thick glaze of sky-blue tone, with the lavender mottling, that thins to mushroom on the rim, ending in an irregular line on the interior of the neck and on the exterior above the feet, exposing the purplish-brown body on the interior and... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A russet-splashed black-glazed globular jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 715. A russet-splashed black-glazed globular jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The jar is well potted with a compressed globular body and a narrow mouth, and is supported on a slightly splayed foot. It is covered with a thick lustrous blackish-brown glaze accented with russet splashes, stopping neatly above the lower body and exposing the body of greyish-brown color. 4.15/16 in. (12.5 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Alfred... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A black-glazed ribbed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 714. A black-glazed ribbed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ribbed, globular body is supported on an unglazed splayed foot, and the neck is flanked by a pair of strap handles. The jar is covered with a blackish-brown glaze, and the raised ridges on the ribbed body are accentuated by vertical lines that were applied with creamy-white glaze. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Shimojo Art, Tokyo.  ... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A miniature black-glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 712. A miniature black-glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ewer is delicately potted with irregular fluted sides applied with a short spout, rising to a narrow waisted neck and flaring widely to an everted rim that is flanked by a high arched handle. It is covered with a slightly mottled dark brown glaze thinning to russet at the rim and falling in an irregular line above the unglazed foot. The raised ridges of the lobed sides are... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

A painted and incised Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 710. A painted and incised Cizhou deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is well potted with a deep globular body rising from the straight, tall foot to an incurved rim. The exterior is freely painted in dark brown slip depicting two fish swimming among weeds. The details of the fish are incised through the brown slip to the creamy-white ground beneath. The interior is also covered in creamy-white slip, all under a clear glaze except the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

A rare molded Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th century

Lot 706. A rare molded Ding dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot, and is deeply molded on the inner cavetto with a band of floral scroll below a key-fret band encircling the rim and above a single flower sprig in the center. The dish is covered overall with a clear glaze of warm ivory tone. 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) diam., Japanese double wood box ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 704. A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish is carved on the interior with a lotus flower borne on a large lotus leaf, within a fluted quatrefoil panel bordered by floral scrolls, and is covered with an olive-green glaze with areas of crackling. 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diam., box Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo Literature: Kochukyo, Soji (Song Ceramics), Tokyo, 1998, no.... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2016

A very rare Cizhou-type black and russet 'partridge feather'-glazed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1306. A very rare Cizhou-type black and russet 'partridge feather'-glazed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze liberally splashed in russet with 'partridge feather mottles' that falls in an irregular line above the spreading foot to expose the pale grey body. 11 in. (28 cm.) high Provenance: Mrs. C. P. Wilson Collection.Warren E. Cox, New York. ... [Lire la suite]