22 avril 2018

A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 71. A 'Yaozhou' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed spherical body rising to a waisted neck and below the broad square-section everted rim, all supported on three lion-paw feet issuing from lion masks, covered overall with a glossy olive-green crackled glaze, pooling to a darker tone at the recessed areas at the shoulder and rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, August 1990. Note: Covered... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2018

A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2109. A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with six petals, each petal well defined with raised radial ridges stopping before a slightly sunken central medallion, the interior and exterior sides covered with a red lacquer, the mouth rim bound with metal, the recessed base with black lacquer bearing a square red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare brown lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2101. A rare brown lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The mouth rim is gently indented to form six-lobes, bound with a thin metal band, the interior and exterior with a chestnut-brown lacquer, resting on a circular recessed base, Japanese wood box. Exhibited: The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquer Ware,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2103. A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with seven overlapping S-shaped petals encircling the slightly sunken central medallion, the exterior of conforming floral shape, raised on a short foot ring, the base impressed with a square sealmark in red lacquer, against an attractive brownish-black lacquer covering the... [Lire la suite]
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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12 avril 2018

A Yaozhou carved celadon bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2216. A Yaozhou carved celadon bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 300,000 © Christie’s Images Limited 2013 Of rounded conical form with a bowstring band below the rim on the exterior, the bowl is carved on the interior with a single lotus bloom borne on a scrolling leafy tendril below a faintly incised line border. The bowl is covered with an olive-green glaze with the exception of the unglazed foot. Note: A... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2018

An unusual Henan black-glazed vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3037. An unusual Henan black-glazed vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an ovoid body surmounted by a tall tubular neck and flaring rim, all supported on a gently splayed galleried foot, applied overall with a rich and glossy black glaze thinning to a warm brown colour at the rim, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot and revealing the buff stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A rare bronze 'Celestial' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

Lot 2231. A rare bronze 'Celestial' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The circular mirror is cast in relief with a small knob surrounded by a celestial scene. In the foreground two figures are crossing a bridge above a dragon among rolling waves, overshadowed by a large wutong tree. Two animals, probably a hare and a toad, couch by the shore. A lady and two attendants... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A ‘Jian’ black-glazed tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3013. A ‘Jian’ black-glazed tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. of conical form, the deep sides rising from a tapered foot to an indented rim bound with metal, covered overall in a rich lustrous black glaze subtly mottled in russet, pooling just above the base revealing the grey-brown body, the base incised with the character zhong (middle). Sotheby's. Curiosity IV, Hong... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A ‘Jian’ ‘Hare’s Fur’ tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3075. A ‘Jian’ ‘Hare’s Fur’ tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. heavily potted standing on a low foot, the deep conical body rising to a shallow concave groove at the mouth, applied in a lustrous bluish-black glaze with streaks of brown radiating from the subtly waisted mouth, the dark glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the unglazed body, the rim bound with metal. Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]