03 septembre 2015

A rare pair of Northern white ware foliate dishes, Northern Song - Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

A rare pair of Northern white ware foliate dishes, Northern Song - Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is thinly potted with a body that flares from the small foot to the base of the lobed sides, and is covered with a clear glaze that pools in areas to a slight olive tone and falls to the edge of the foot to expose the white ware. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., box Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 October 1991, lot 9. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A Northern white ware ovoid jar, China, Song Dynasty, 10th century

Lot 821. A Northern white ware ovoid jar, China, Song Dynasty, 10th century; 5 7/8 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid jar with a short neck and lipped rim, the shoulder incised with double horizontal bands, covered inside and out with a glaze of slightly olive-ivory tone, the foot rim and interior base unglazed, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A Northern white ware pentalobed deep bowl, China, 10th century

Lot 820. A Northern white ware pentalobed deep bowl, China, 10th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Subtly potted with five lobes, and covered with a white slip under a milky glaze of somewhat olive tone falling in tears on the exterior and ending in an irregular line above the foot to reveal the fine buff ware, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Notes: A... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 818. A small Northern white ware cup, China, Late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Possibly copying a silver shape, the body tapering to a flat base and applied on one side below the flared rim with a ring handle with foliate base, covered overall with a clear glaze of slightly grey-green tone, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2015

A Northern white ware figural pillow, China, 10th century

Lot 824. A Northern white ware figural pillow, China, 10th century;  6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) wide. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The support in the form of a recumbent lion with crisply modeled face, the sides of the mouth and the nostrils pierced, the pillow platform on its back of shaped oval form, all covered in a clear glaze of slightly grey-blue color, the unglazed base exposing the fine white ware. Provenance: Christie's New York, 5 June 1986, lot... [Lire la suite]