31 janvier 2020

A fine and rare moulded melon-form Qingbai ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3233. A fine and rare moulded melon-form Qingbai ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279). 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The ewer is potted in the shape of a melon. The upper section is moulded with a sinuous, bi-furcated, Chi dragon. The dragon's arched body forming the handle over the circular mouth of the vessel. Its head is modelled upturned with the mouth agape forming the aperture of the spout.... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2020

A small Qingbai lobed ewer and cover with warming bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3232. A small Qingbai lobed ewer and cover with warming bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). The ewer: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high; basin: 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The elegantly potted body of moulded melon form and mounted with a cover attached with a lion finial. The warming bowl is also carved with lobed sides rising to a flared barbed rim. The ewer and bowl are both covered with a transparent glaze of pale... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

Two carved 'lotus' Ding washers, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3223. Two carved 'lotus' Ding washers, Song dynasty (960-1279). The larger, 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  Each dish is delicately potted with curved walls and is deftly carved to the interior with a large lotus sprig. Each dish is covered overall in an ivory-white glaze. The rims are bound with a thin metal band, box. Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo. Note: It was a common practice of the... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2020

A moulded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3203. A moulded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  With slightly rounded conical sides rising from a narrow foot, the interior is moulded in shallow relief with scrolling chrysanthemum on a leafy vine. The centre is decorated with a single chrysanthemum flowerhead, all under a semi-translucent glaze of pale olive-green tone pooling to darker green in the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3202. A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 212,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is sturdily potted with slightly flared rounded sides. The exterior is carved with four tiers of overlapping lotus petals, covered overall with a thin olive-green glaze, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Property of a private collection in Western Japan, acquired around 1920s.  Christie’s.... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A fine and large 'Jian' 'hare's-fur' teabowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 137. A fine and large 'Jian' 'hare's-fur' teabowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form with steep gently curved sides rising from the short foot to the slightly indented rim, covered inside out with a lustrous dark bluish-black glaze with fine reddish-brown streaks, radiating from the core with similar streaks on the exterior, pooling in petal-shaped loops above the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

A pair of green 'Jun' dishes, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 132. A pair of green 'Jun' dishes, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's each of shallow form with widely flared sides and upturned rim, covered in a crackled and bubble suffused olive-green glaze falling above the unglazed foot burnt orange-brown, Japanese silk stands and box (5).  Provenance: Acquired by a U.S. Civil Affairs Officer in Asia between 1945-1946 and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 121. A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 11 3/8 in., 29 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form, the body carved above the foot with a row of upright lotus petals below three concentric stepped bands, two carved with vertical lines, the third plain and set with four short  cylindrical spouts,  the domed cover with everted rim and carved with narrow... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1436. A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The sides of the deep conical bowl round up slightly towards the silver-mounted rim, and are covered with a lustrous blackish glaze streaked with fine bluish-silver 'hare's fur' markings on the interior and russet and silver markings on the exterior where the glaze ends in a thick line above the foot to... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A Cizhou black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 283. A Cizhou black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is delicately potted with wide rounded sides, rising to a slightly flared rim, all supported on a short straight foot. The base and exterior are covered in a rich black glaze, thinning to brown around the foot rim. The interior is with a fine white glaze, thinning at the edges to expose the fine... [Lire la suite]