03 septembre 2019

A Jun deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1030. A Jun deep bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bowl is formed with deep rounded sides rising from the slightly tapered foot to the slightly incurved rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of milky, sky-blue tone thinning to mushroom at the rim and falling in a somewhat irregular line onto the foot, which is similarly glazed on a small area of the interiorsilk pouch, Japanese wood box. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

   Lot 847. A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The powerful, seated lion is shown scratching its head with its left rear paw, and with a ribbon hung with a tassel tied around its broad chest. The body is covered with an amber glaze, the chest with a straw glaze and the curly mane and beard with a... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 728. A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of conical form, the steep flaring sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior impressed with a well-articulated scrolling band of six peony flowers borne on a leafing stem, centered by a stylized floret, the exterior incised with a frieze of stylized overlapping petals, covered overall in a lustrous olive-green translucent glaze pooling... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 722. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular body with steep slightly rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze suffused and accentuated with bold russet splashes stopping neatly above the unglazed foot, the similarly-decorated domed cover with a gently upturned rim surmounted by a stem-form finial (2). ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 721. A brown-glazed meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender body flaring slightly at the foot and rising to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a constricted neck and everted rim, six pairs of raised vertical ribs descending from the shoulder to the midpoint of the body, covered overall in a dark brown glaze stopping unevenly above the foot revealing a buff-colored clay. Provenance: Guy... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 719. A 'Cizhou' green-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 13 3/8  in., 34 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ruyi-head outline, the top incised with a shaped medallion enclosing three peony blooms borne on a leafing stem within a five-line border and delicate cloud scrolls, the slightly tapering sides freely carved with combed foliate motifs between multi-line borders, covered overall with a bright semi-translucent leaf-green glaze pooling effectively... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 715. A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 33,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a slightly flared foot, freely painted and incised on the exterior with two floral sprays in dark brown on a ground of creamy-white slip beneath a colorless glaze, stopping short of the foot revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior dark brown. ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A sancai-glazed squared 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 706. A sancai-glazed squared 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. © Sotheby's. of gently arced rectangular form, the slightly sloping and concave top incised with a panel of two luxuriant peony flowers in pale-green and ocher-yellow, borne on undulating stems issuing twisting leaves and curling tendrils on a creamy-white ground, enclosed within ruyi-form brackets and a double-line border, all reserved on the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 704. A painted 'Cizhou' jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's. well-potted, of slightly compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot, the body deftly painted on the exterior with a wide, continuous band of interlaced 'cash' symbols in dark brown slip against an ivory-white ground, all beneath a lustrous transparent glaze stopping short of the base revealing the buff-colored stoneware... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A brown-glazed ribbed jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot703. A brown-glazed ribbed jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form rising to a short neck and unglazed knife-pared rim, the rounded body applied with eleven slender vertical 'ribs' of white-slip, covered overall with a lustrous dark brown glaze draining to a russet tone at the raised lines and stopping neatly above the unglazed foot. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Potter Palmer (1849-1918) and thence by... [Lire la suite]