25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3145. A Qingbai floral-lobed cup-stand, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The cup stand is covered with a translucent glaze of aquamarine tone with the exception of the base, together with a qingbai-glazed cup. Cup stand: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box Note: A similar qingbai cup stand is included by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd in the exhibition catalogue Song... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2016

A small moulded Qingbai ewer and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3144. A small moulded Qingbai ewer and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The ewer is moulded around the body with two continuous friezes of stylised flowers between lotus petals around the base and a petal collar, , and covered under a pale translucent bluish glaze stopping above the base. The cover is moulded in the form of a chrysanthemum, the mouth rim and underside are unglazed. 3 1/4 in.... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A pair of Qingbai carved 'daylily' cups and covers, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3143. A pair of Qingbai carved 'daylily' cups and covers, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 25,905 - USD 51,809). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each cup and cover is carved and combed on the exterior with daylily blossoms, covered overall with a translucent blue-tinged glaze pooling to an aquamarine tone above the foot. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, box (2) Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai moulded 'Lion and Brocade Ball' washer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3142. A Qingbai moulded 'Lion and Brocade Ball' washer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,429 - USD 25,905). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The washer is moulded on the interior with a lion at play with a brocade ball, the well with a composite floral scroll, covered overall with a pale greenish-white glaze thinning at the centre of the base, the mouth bound with a metal mount. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3140. A Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,809 - USD 77,714). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The meiping with high-shouldered, tapering body is carved with a broad band of scrolling tendrils between double borders. It is covered inside and out with a glaze of pale aquamarine tone that ends above the foot to expose the fine biscuit ware. 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

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

Lot 3139. A Qingbai melon-form ewer and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,314 - USD 33,676). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The moulded melon-shaped body is potted rising to a tall waisted neck, with a slightly curved spout, opposite the strap handle with a small loop, covered overall with a soft glaze with a tinge of pale blue. The cover is surmounted by a recumbent deer, beside a small loop for suspension. 10 3/8 in. (26.2 cm.) overall height, box ... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai carved 'Boy and Lotus' floral-lobed dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3138. A Qingbai carved 'Boy and Lotus' floral-lobed dish, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 33,676 - USD 51,809). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The dish is carved to the interior with three boys amidst stalks of lotus, covered overall with a clear glaze of pale aquamarine tone with the exception of the centre of the base. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam., box Literature: Tan Dan-jiong, History of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 2, Taipei, 1985, p.... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai carved and moulded 'Lion and Boy' pillow, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3137. A Qingbai carved and moulded 'Lion and Boy' pillow, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,857 - USD 64,762). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The pillow is decorated on each broader side with a lion with brocade balls against a fish-roe ground; each narrower side with a boy amid foliage; the top with a cartouche enclosing foliage, all covered with a pale greenish-white glaze. There are four spur marks on one side and a ventilation hole on the base. 7... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai moulded box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3136. A Qingbai moulded box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,362 - USD 19,429). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Of circular form, the cover is moulded with a flying wild goose amid various flowers, covered overall with a transparent glaze pooling to a light blue in the recesses stopping short of the edge on the cover, the rims and base left unglazed revealing the clay body. 4 in. (10 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2016

A Qingbai moulded chrysanthemum-form cosmetic box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3135. A Qingbai moulded chrysanthemum-form cosmetic box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,543 - USD 23,314). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The cover is moulded with scrolling foliage against a fish-roe ground, the interior of the box with three small pots separated by a three-armed structure, covered overall with a lustrous, clear glaze of soft aquamarine tone with the exception of the rims. 4 in. (10 cm.) diam., stand, box ... [Lire la suite]