27 mai 2018

A rare and exceptionally large Qingbai lobed basin, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 373. A rare and exceptionally large Qingbai lobed basin, Song dynasty (960-1279); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. beautifully potted with deep rounded sides rising from a flat base to a flared six-lobed rim, covered overall in a translucent glaze, save for the flat base left unglazed revealing a smooth white body slight browned in the firing. Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo (box). Exhibited: Exhibition of Far Eastern Ceramics, Tokyo... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2018

A pair of Qingbai circular boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 77. A pair of Qingbai circular boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each moulded in relief to the upper surface with flowering chrysanthemum, the sides with bands of bamboo, covered in a pale blue translucent glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 5. Provenance: Gallery Kochukyuo Co. Ltd., Tokyo Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may 2018, 10:30 AM
25 avril 2018

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

Lot 74. A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 24.2 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted 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. ... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

A Qingbai moulded 'Phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2228. A Qingbai moulded 'Phoenix' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 87,500© Christie’s Images Limited 2013 The conical bowl stands on a short foot ring and has wide flaring sides. It is moulded in the interior with two phoenix interspersed with peony sprays below a band of keyfret, and covered with a translucent bluish glaze stopping around the foot, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2018

A Qingbai octagonal ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 602. A Qingbai octagonal ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); width 12.5 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD (11,696 — 14,035 EUR). Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,620 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of compressed globular form and octagonal section, the rounded sides divided into eight panels by slightly raised ridges, rising from a slightly concave base to angled shoulder and small tubular neck, set with a short incurved spout opposite a loop handle, the ridged... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A Qingbai carved petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

Lot 1469. A Qingbai carved petal-lobed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,875. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The slightly rounded, flared sides rising to the slightly everted, petal-lobed rim cut with six notches, the interior carved with a leafy, scrolling stem bearing three flowers reserved on a rouletted ground below a single line border, covered overall with a glaze of pale aqua color that continues over the tapered foot ring and ends in a circle... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2018

A Qingbai floriform bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 669. A Qingbai floriform bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 3/4  in., 20 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a hexafoil rim, carved to the interior with a flower of six spiraled and notched petals with combed detail, covered in a translucent pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses, the unglazed center of the base fired to a dusty brick color. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th May 1990, lot... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

An incised Qingbai foliate-rim dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 535. An incised Qingbai foliate-rim dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bowl is thinly potted with flaring sides rising to a slightly everted rim cut with six notches. The interior is freely carved with three geese swimming between three lotus blossoms, and the bowl is covered inside and out with a pale blue glaze which pools to a deeper color in the recesses. The base is... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A carved Qingbai brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 534. A carved Qingbai brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The shallow washer is potted with short, flaring sides, and is carved in the interior with three peony blossoms borne on and enclosed within scrolling, leafy stems. The washer is covered overall with a pale blue glaze which pools to a darker color in the recesses, and stops below the unglazed rim, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A small Qingbai drum-form jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 533. A small Qingbai drum-form jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The jar is applied with a row of small bosses around the foot and with two ring handles at the sides. The cover is similarly applied around the sides with a row of bosses and is carved on the top with a leafy flower stem. The cover and jar are covered with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses, Japanese... [Lire la suite]