23 septembre 2017

Chinese ceramics from the Mengdiexuan Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Lot 19. Two models of tea grinders, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 22,000 - HKD 30,000 (USD 2,830 - USD 3,859). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One green-glazed pottery, the other white-glazed stoneware. The larger, 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) long, box. Property from the Mengdiexuan Collection. Lot 20. A Yue box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,718 - USD 10,291). ©... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2017

A Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 943. A Qingbai 'melon' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD. © Sotheby's of compressed globular form resembling a melon with lobed sides, an applied curled stem emerging from the convex center of the cover, applied overall in a translucent light turquoise-blue glaze pooling in the recesses, save for the raised interior rim and base left unglazed revealing the white body, the latter with a four-character mark in relief reading Cai jia hezi... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A carved Qingbai shallow 'Boys' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1169. A carved Qingbai shallow 'Boys' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The interior of the bowl is fluidly carved with a scene of two boys amidst flowers and it is covered overall with a translucent glaze of pale blue tone which pools in the recesses, except for the underside of the foot, cloth box. Note: Jan Wirgin, in Sung Ceramic Design, London, 1979, pp. 179-81, discusses the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A rare pair of carved Qingbai 'Day Lily' vases, Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 1168. A rare pair of carved Qingbai 'Day Lily' vases, Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279), 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 40,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is elegantly carved and combed on the tapering body with day lilies below the tall, ringed neck and the widely everted mouth, and is covered with a translucent glaze of pale greenish-blue tone pooling in the recessed areas, cloth box. Note: The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test, P106y63, is... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A molded Qingbai 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1167. A molded Qingbai 'Phoenix' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is molded on the center with a pair of ducks in a lotus pond, surrounded by a band of a pair of phoenixes amidst floral sprays. The unglazed mouth rim has remnants of a silver band, cloth box. Note: Two qingbai bowls of the same size with similar design are in the collection of The Museum of Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A carved Qingbai vase and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1166. A carved Qingbai vase and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slender body of the vase is carved with overlapping lotus lappets surmounted by a short neck with four lug handles and is covered in a semi-translucent glaze of pale bluish-green tone pooling in the recessed areas, and stopping irregularly at the recessed foot. The floriform cover is topped with a curly stem-form finial and... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2017

A very rare carved Qingbai 'Phoenix' ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1160. A very rare carved Qingbai 'Phoenix' ewer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bulbous body rises to a tapering ribbed neck surmounted by a phoenix head, and has a strap handle opposite the short, curved spout. The ewer is covered overall in a glaze of pale blue tone, Japanese wood box inscribed by Koyama Fujio (1900-1975). Inscriptions by Koyama Fujio on box. Provenance: In... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A rare carved Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1137. A rare carved Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 21,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is raised on three ribbed legs surmounted by animal masks, and carved with archaistic motifs reserved on combed bands on the sides and neck below a pair of angular bail handles that rise from the everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a pale blue glaze, except for a... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2017

A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1122. A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is potted with eight vertical lobes that rise to an overlapping lotus petal collar at the base of the trumpet neck, and a leaf is incised at the base of the curved spout and strap handle. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial and has a small rectangular cut-out flanked by two tiny holes on... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A Qingbai melon-form box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1120. A Qingbai melon-form box and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The box and cover are potted in the form of a melon with tall lobed sides, the cover applied with a stem-form finial, and the whole covered overall with a transparent glaze of pale aquamarine tone with the exception of the base and rims. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 13 September... [Lire la suite]