02 juin 2020

A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed cup, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 308. A Yaozhou persimmon-glazed cup, Song dynasty (960–1279); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a shallow foot to a flared rim, covered overall in a reddish-brown glaze. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM

02 juin 2020

A Longquan celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 307. A Longquan celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the subtly rounded sides rising at a steep angle from a tapered foot before inverting just below the upright rim, the exterior of the sides moulded with upright lotus petals, covered overall in an bluish-green glaze save for the edge of the foot burnt orange during firing. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM
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04 mars 2020

A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 575. A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body divided into six lobes by raised double ridged-bands set within vertical grooves running from a raised band on the shoulders to the tapered foot, the tall waisted neck rising to a wide flanged mouth, set with a gracefully arched double strap handle opposite a tall curved spout and flanked by two small strap loops, all beneath... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 574. A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of widely flared slightly conical form, carved to the interior with two boys amidst leafy stems issuing flowers, applied overall with a faint bluish-green glaze pooling in the recesses of the incised decoration. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 198. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 573. A carved 'Qingbai' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep form with deep rounded sides raised on a petite foot, freely carved to the interior with a lotus spray, covered inside and out with a creamy ivory-white glaze (2). Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 30th November 1993, lot 233. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song'... [Lire la suite]
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29 février 2020

A 'Ding' foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 554. A 'Ding' foliate-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, of shallow form supported on a flat base, with flaring sides everting to a lobed metal-bound rim, covered throughout with a creamy ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 102. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2020

A carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 546. A carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. boldly carved to the center with a fish swiming beneath aquatic weeds and a large lotus-like leaf carried in the combed ripples of the water, the cavetto undecorated, the metal-bound foliate-shaped rim incised with scollwork, covered with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Collection of Mr. Rudolph... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 545. A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides carved on the exterior with two layers of overlapping petals, the interior freely incised with a duck in a lotus pond, all under a translucent glaze of light blue tone ending neatly at the foot, the rim dressed brown. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 104. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century. Pottery with slip. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm); D. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. (0.9 kg). Lent by Dorothy Tapper Goldman Collection. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This plump male child is a rare example of secular figural sculpture from the Song dynasty. It was made at a moment when Song sculpture reached a pinnacle of naturalism. Song historical texts and archaeological discoveries indicate that this type of pottery doll (nihai’er),... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A Ding moulded 'Twin-Fish' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 2229. A Ding moulded 'Twin-Fish' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); 6 1/4 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 437,500 © Christie's Images Limited 2013 The dish is finely and crisply moulded with a pair of fish in the central medallion amid rolling waves extending into the well where four ducks swim beside lotus and water weeds, all below a keyfret border. The exterior is plain, all covered in an even pale ivory glaze. The rim is bound in a yellow metal... [Lire la suite]
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