05 octobre 2021

A carved Qingbai 'boys' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 830. A carved Qingbai 'boys' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's 2021 The bowl has deep rounded sides and is carved on the interior with two boys playing amidst flower petals and is covered overall with a transparent pale blue glaze. Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 2007, no. 2337. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021

21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2021

A qingbai incised 'dragon' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 417. A qingbai incised 'dragon' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diamètre: 14 cm. (51⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 800 - EUR 1,200. Price Realised EUR 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance:  Private European collection, predominantly assembled by the current owner's father from the 1970s to 1990s, then by descent within the family. Note: The interior of this conical bowl is finely incised with two dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst fire scrolls... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2021

Two small molded qingbai 'double fish' dishes, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 18. Two small molded qingbai 'double fish' dishes, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 1⁄8 and 4 in. (10.5 and 10.2 cm.) diam. , cloth box. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Imge Ltd 2021 Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Christie's. Art of China| Including Property from the Junkunc Collection, New York, 11 Jun - 29 Jun 2021
18 juillet 2021

A qingbai carved 'elephant'-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

  Lot 5086. A qingbai carved 'elephant'-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 26.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 100,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., P121a46. Provenance: M & C Gallery, Hong Kong. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
19 juin 2021

A Qingbai moulded 'deer' pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 22. A Qingbai moulded 'deer' pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Hauteur: 32 cm. (12 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000. Price Realised EUR 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Reposant sur un petit pied et au col élégamment évasé, la panse est à décor moulé en bas relief de daims dans un jardin. Note: The dating is consistent with the Oxford Authentification thermoluminescence test no. P205f93, 14 November 2005.Qingbai vases of this form... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2021

Two rare pottery 'sanskrit' jars and covers, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1271)

Lot 506. Two rare pottery 'sanskrit' jars and covers, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1271). The taller, 31.5cm (12 3/8in) high. Est: £1,200 - £1,500. Sold for £ 1,147 (€ 1,337). © Bonhams The taller baluster jar incised around the exterior with Sanskrit inscriptions, the base with a talismanic inscription, the domed cover with lotus-petal lappets and further Sanskrit letters surmounted by a pagoda-roof finial, the grey jar similarly inscribed with Sanskrit letters, the domed cover surmounted with a pointed... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2021

Three important private collections to be offered in Dreweatts Asia Art sales

Sir David Scholey and his wife Lady Alexandra Scholey's interior view. Courtesy Dreweatts. LONDON.- Dreweatts will offer three important private collections in its upcoming sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part 1) on May 19, 2021 and Japanese & Chinese (Part 2) May 20, 2021. The collections include those from the former Governor of the BBC and Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery, Sir David Scholey, John Burke da Silva, Treasurer and Council member of the Oriental Ceramics Society and R. Ralph... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2021

A Hutian qingbai carved 'lotus' jar and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 10. A Hutian qingbai carved 'lotus' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); h. 17.5 cm. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 630,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved around the bulbous body with two main registers of overlapping petals, covered overall in an ice-blue glaze falling short of the base to reveal the white body, the similarly glazed domed cover carved with corresponding petal motifs and surmounted by a 'lotus bud' finial. Note : This covered jar, crisply... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2021

A Celadon ‘Chrysanthemum’ Box And Cover, Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279

Lot 3081. A Qingbai Two-Tiered Box And Cover, Song Dynasty, 960-1279. D 10.2cm. Estimate HKD 60,000 - 80,000 (USD 7,692 - 10,256). Sold Price: HKD 120,000 (USD 15,385). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. KO3. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021