22 septembre 2016

A Henan russet-spot black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 112. A Henan russet-spot black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,957 - USD 19,436). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is covered with a thick black glaze applied with a dense network of russet splashes, stopping on the exterior above another layer of thin brown glaze, the unglazed base and foot revealing the buff body. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2016

A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 110. A small Northern 'oil spot' black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,957 - USD 19,436). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is covered inside and out in a lustrous black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of silver 'oil spots', which ends neatly above the neatly cut brown-dressed foot, all below a wide band of white glaze around the rim. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2016

A Jun purple-splashed dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 105.  A Jun purple-splashed dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,861 - USD 64,768). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The thickly potted dish with a flat everted rim is evenly covered with a milky sky-blue glaze thinning to mushroom at the rims and on the ring foot, accentuated with purple splashes particularly to the top. The underside has five spur marks exposing the grey body. 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diam., box.  Christie's. The... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2016

A Ding ewer and two Ding small cups, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 99. A Ding ewer and two Ding small cups, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 33,666 - USD 51,794). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The ewer is potted with an ovoid body supported on a short foot rising to an incurved rim forming a small opening. The shoulder is applied with a gently curved spout, surmounted by an arched handle with incised criss-cross lines terminating at a ruyi-head on one end and three flower stalks on the other, the ewer fitted with a... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2016

A moulded Ding 'lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 98. A moulded Ding 'lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 12,948 - USD 19,423). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The dish is moulded on the centre of the interior with a galloping lion pursuing a tasselled brocade ball amidst scrolling vines, the well with two chilong divided by cloud scrolls, between two bands of keyfret, covered overall with a dark ivory-toned glaze. The rim is mounted with metal. 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
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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]