26 décembre 2021

A rare 'qingbai' pillow in the form of a reclining female figure, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 486. A rare 'qingbai' pillow in the form of a reclining female figure, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 21,2 cm. Sold: €9,000 (Est: €10,000 - €15,000). © Nagel The figure modelled in full relief, reposed on a flat rectangular platform from which sprouts a pedestal, carved with lotus petals, which supports a large, flat and rounded pillow section, which is carved with a singular lotus blossom. The figure is dressed in a long and flowing overgarment, her head supported on her left hand. The... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2021

A rare chocolate-brown-glazed pillow, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 498. A rare chocolate-brown-glazed pillow, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234); 20.5 (8in) wide. Est: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 7,012 (€ 8,199). © Bonhams Crisply potted and assembled as a model of a shrine, an arched door on the two main sides leading to a small central room, the exterior walls symmetrically pierced with lobed, square and circular open windows, all under a rich glossy glaze over the grey biscuit body, fitted box. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2021

Ceramic pillows from the Dream Quest Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

The Dream Quest Collection was assembled since 1990. Beginning with an interest in Cizhou ceramic pillows, the collector gradually expanded his collection to other provincial kilns. Thence, a comprehensive collection of over 100 ceramic pillows, spanning from the Tang to the Qing dynasties, of various shapes, techniques, glazes and decoration was amassed. The Dream Quest Collection of ceramic pillows is unquestionably second to the renowned Yeung Wing Tak Collection. Lot 426. An amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2021

A Slip-Painted Cizhou Pillow, Song Dynasty, 960-1279

Lot 3075. A Slip-Painted Cizhou Pillow, Song Dynasty, 960-1279. D 8.2cm. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,462 - 51,282). Sold Price: HKD 456,000 (USD 58,462). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : 1. Eskenazi Ltd., London, no. 37542. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased form Eskenazi no. EK295. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
23 avril 2021

A Cizhou Green-Ground Grisaille-Decorated Pillow, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1126

Lot 3101. A Cizhou Green-Ground Grisaille-Decorated Pillow, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1126. H 17.2cm. Estimate HKD 220,000 - 320,000 (USD 28,205 - 41,026). Sold Price: HKD 720,000 (USD 92,308). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. KO12. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
13 janvier 2021

A green and amber-glazed pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 89. A green and amber-glazed pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 2,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The fan-shaped pillow is molded on one side with the character fu (blessing) on top of a recumbent ram in between two figures. The top is carved with two birds standing next to a plant. Property from the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 2010.The Lenora... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2020

A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1320. A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The slightly dished, canted top carved through the white slip with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem that surrounds the flower, reserved on a punched ground, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone that falls to the foot. Property from the Estates of Walter Hochstadter and... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign, 1200 AD

Lot 87. An outstanding 'Yaozhou' carved and dated pillow, Jin dynasty, Dated to the Fifth Year of the Cheng An Reign (Corresponding to 1200 A.D.); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 8 5/8 in., 21.9 cm Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold USD 97,000. © Sotheby's. the bean-shaped top accentuated by an accomodating concave surface, superbly-carved with a reclining boy gazing upward and grasping the stems of a lotus flower and leaf amidst scrolling motifs, the tapered sides... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 644. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Width 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bean form, the concave upper surface subtly sloped, the sides with foliate designs in low relief, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the glaze cut away on the upper surface leaving a lush blossoming lotus bordered by a band of foliate scroll all in reserve, the central motif accented by the underlying layer of chocolate-brown glaze, two small apertures to the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1664. A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later; 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 3,250 © Christie’s Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular pillow has a concave top and a large channel drilled horizontally, and the white stone has large areas of russet color, box. The collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, New York, 17 - 18 March 2016