16 janvier 2018

A rare dated white-glazed box and cover, Song dynasty, dated 1089

Lot 502. A rare dated white-glazed box and cover, Song dynasty, dated 1089; 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 400 — 600 GBP. Lot Sold 11,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the circular body with straight sides rising from an angled flat base to an incurved rim, the straight-sided domed cover with four lobes, covered overall with a glossy straw-white glaze, the unglazed base incised Yuanyu si nian. Quantity: 2. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl... [Lire la suite]

01 janvier 2018

A Yaozhou-type conical bowl, Song Dynasty

Lot 228. A Yaozhou-type conical bowl, Song Dynasty; 12.5cm (5in) diam. Estimate £1,000 – 1,500 (€1,300 – 2,000). Sold for £1,750 (€1,972). Photo Bonhams. Moulded to the interior with stylised scrolling chrysanthemum on a dense foliage ground, around a central flower head, the exterior with carved vertical ribs, covered overall in a glassy, olive green glaze pooling in the crevices to highlight the design, fitted box.  Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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22 décembre 2017

A purple-splashed 'Jun' bubble bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 92.  A purple-splashed 'Jun' bubble bowl, Song dynasty. Diameter 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 185,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-potted with gently rounded sides slightly curved in at the rim, resting on a neatly finished foot of wedge-shaped section, applied overall with a rich milky-blue glaze suffused with bubbles, the smoothly rounded interior with three vivid splashes and the exterior with two further splashes ranging from... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2017

A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 410. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Song dynasty; 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD (9,404 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. covered overall in a black-brown glaze suffused with iridescent purplish 'oil spots', falling short of the foot revealing the buff-orange body. Note: A similar bowl from the collection of Hirota Matsushige, published in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 610.... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2017

Coupe en grès Jun, Dynastie Song

Lot 73. Coupe en grès Jun, Dynastie Song; 15,2 cm, 6 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. A Jun dish, Song dynasty recouverte d'une épaisse glaçure bleu vert pâle traversée de fines craquelures brunes s'arrêtant de manière irrégulière sur le pied. Provenance: Acquired in London, March 1996. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 12 Dec 2017, 10:30 AM
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27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales to take place on 30 November and 1 December

A Fine Blue and White ‘Peach’ Moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. 24.3 cm Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000/US$230,000 - 320,000. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Courtesy Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s will stage two mid-season sales of Chinese works of art at its Hong Kong Gallery: An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings (30 November) and Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection (30 November – 1... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Tea Bowl with Russet Hare's Fur Markings, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Tea Bowl with Russet Hare's Fur Markings, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Jian ware: dark gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the markings in iron oxide. From the Jian kilns at Jianyang, Fujian province. H. 6.0 x Diam. 12.5 cm (2 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Edmund Chi Chien Lin, 2010.460 © President and Fellows of Harvard College.  The small, circular foot and lightly indented, vertical lip of this large yankou wan, or funnel-shaped bowl, are... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

Small Tea Bowl with Rounded Sides and Russet Hare's Fur Markings, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Small Tea Bowl with Rounded Sides and Russet Hare's Fur Markings, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Jian ware: dark gray stoneware with dark brown glaze, the markings in iron oxide. From the Jian kilns at Jianyang, Fujian province. H. 5.9 x Diam. 10.5 cm (2 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Edmund Chi Chien Lin, 2010.459 © President and Fellows of Harvard College.  This small tea bowl has rounded sides that rise from its small, circular footring to its circular... [Lire la suite]