02 novembre 2017

A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 84. A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279). 24.2 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and scalloped rim, the body carved with a wide band of lotus flowers borne on scrolling branches, between bands of plantain leaves, below a similar band at the neck and covered in a pale-blue glaze pooling to a deeper blue in the carved recesses. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A Qingbai foliate dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 83. A Qingbai foliate dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently sloping sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared foliate rim, the interior carved with three cranes to the well, covered in a pale-blue translucent glaze. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM
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29 octobre 2017

A pair of Qingbai 'Prunus' cups, Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 109. A pair of Qingbai 'Prunus' cups, Song dynasty (960-1127). 3 5/8in (9.2cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,148). Photo: Bonhams. Each with a thinly-potted body supported on a short foot, the interior molded with a prunus sprig, and covered in a transparent pale-green glaze stopping short of the rim. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
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06 octobre 2017

A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 14. A Qingbai lobed wine ewer, cover and bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ewer well potted with a body divided into eight lobes by grooves and resting on a slightly splayed foot of corresponding form, surmounted by an angled shoulder encircled with a border of lotus lappets and a tubular neck, one side with an arched strap handle extending from the neck to the lower shoulder, opposite a slender curved spout issuing from the... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2017

A very rare Qingbai ‘Double Makara’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 102. A very rare Qingbai ‘Double Makara’ pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 6 1/8 in. (15 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Property of Mr Mark Lam. Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl. 3 The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. P107e18 (9 February 2007) is consistent with the dating of this lot. Christie's. The... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2017

A very rare Qingbai ‘Lion’ pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 101. A very rare Qingbai ‘Lion’ pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279), 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong

25 septembre 2017

A molded Qingbai bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 41. A molded Qingbai bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 7⅜ in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is molded in the center with floral spray enclosed by a pair of phoenixes amidst peony scroll. It is covered inside and out with a bluish glaze and fitted with a gilt metal rim.. Christie's. The Art of China: Online Autumn Sale
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). Unsold. © 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... [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]