30 avril 2019

A rare large marbled meiping, Five Dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 20. A rare large marbled meiping, Five Dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279); 46 cm, 18 1/8  in. Estimate £100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the subtly waisted lower body rising to broad shoulders and a tall waisted neck with an everted rim, elegantly potted using striated and interlocking cream and dark brown coloured clays creating a radiating feathered pattern, the rim and foot covered with a creamy-white slip. Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. ... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 19. A 'Longquan' celadon tripod censer and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Lot Sold 106,250 GBP (137,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed globular form with a straight neck and a broad everted rim, supported on three splayed legs each moulded with a vertical flange, covered overall with a rich, lustrous sea-green glaze, the later Japanese silver domed cover pierced with a pair of phoenix amongst foliage. Property from the Rui... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

18. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15.5 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a slightly tapered neck, flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze stopping irregularly around the base, accentuated with russet splashes, the domed cover with a flat rim surmounted by a button finial, similarly decorated. Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2019

A rare large 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 16. A rare large 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate £80,000 - £120,000. Lot Sold 106,250 GBP (137,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the conical sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings thinning to russet at the rim and pooling in a line and in thick droplets above the foot revealing the brown body. Property from the Rui Xiu... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

A large 'Jun' purple-splashed handled-jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 15. A large 'Jun' purple-splashed handled-jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 25.2 cm, 10 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the deep sides rising from a short splayed foot to a short wide neck, flanked by a pair of loop handles to the side, splashed to one side and to the handles with a rich purple on the pale blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the rim and stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the pale buff body.  Property fom... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

A rare 'Jizhou' 'Plum blossom deer' meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 14. A rare 'Jizhou' 'Plum blossom deer' meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot Sold 275,000 GBP (355,328 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly potted tapering body rising to broad rounded shoulders, sweeping up to a short neck with everted rim, finely decorated with a buff-tone glaze on a dark brown ground with concentric rows of resist technique discs mimicking the markings on the Sika deer,... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2019

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 13. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279);12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep conical form, with a very slight groove below the lip and a shallow straight foot, covered overall with a thick lustrous black glaze terminating in thick drops just above the unglazed foot showing the dark brown body beneath, the interior and exterior suffused with light silvery 'hares-fur' striations.  Property fom the Rui Xiu Lou... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

A purple-splashed 'Jun' bubble bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 12. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bubble bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127);8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a rich glossy lavender-blue glaze fading to a mushroom tone around the rim, suffused with mottled splashes of deep lavender and blue tone to the interior and exterior, the glaze falling short of the foot revealing the dark brown body.  ... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2019

A russet painted black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchin ping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 11. A russet painted black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchin ping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 28.3 cm, 11 1/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall with a lustrous brownish-black glaze and boldly painted with two stylised floral sprigs, the foot unglazed revealing the buff stoneware, Japanese wood box.  Property fom the Rui Xiu Lou... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A white-glazed basin, 10th century

Lot 10. A white-glazed basin, 10th century; 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a flat base to an angled shoulder and flaring rim, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body.  Property from the Rui Xiu Lou Collection. Exhibited: Chūgoku tōji yonsen'nen ten. Kaikan nijūgoshūnen kinen [Exhibition of Four Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics. Twenty-fifth... [Lire la suite]