06 mars 2020

A 'Yaozhou' celadon dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 580. A 'Yaozhou' celadon dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); diameter 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the widely flared sides rising to an upturned rim, covered overall in a slightly crackled pale green celadon glaze suffused throughout with bubbles. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 233. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23... [Lire la suite]

29 février 2020

A fine molded 'Ding' chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 555. A fine molded 'Ding' chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 8 3/8 in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 98,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely molded to the flat interior with a recumbent deer with a ribbon tied around its neck, resting amidst dense foliage and flowers, the shallow well fluted and rising to a flaring rim molded with overlapping petal tips and clustered stamen, all within a raised rim of scalloped... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

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

Lot 543. A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 8 5/8 in., 21.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides supported on a short splayed foot, applied overall with a rich soft blue glaze falling unevenly over the unglazed foot and thinning to a paler tone at the rim. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 16. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2020

A rare 'Henan' black-glazed vase, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 521. A rare 'Henan' black-glazed vase, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); height 10 7/8 in., 27.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 122,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a straight foot surmounted by a petite slightly tapered neck rising to an everted lipped rim, the shoulders set with four ribbed loop handles, boldly painted around the body with a flowering leafy spray in a russet-brown slip on a thick black ground ending neatly in... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A fine purple-splashed 'Jun' lavender-glazed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 501. A fine purple-splashed 'Jun' lavender-glazed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the wide rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to a flared rim, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze thinning to a buff tone at the rim and splashed to the interior with four purple streaks, the glaze falling short of the foot and revealing the reddish-brown. ... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2019

A Dingyao carved lobed 'lotus' dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234

Lot 168. A Dingyao carved lobed 'lotus' dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 20.2cm (8in) diam. Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The shallow bowl thinly potted with a hexalobed rim, the interior finely carved on the sides and across the well with exquisite curling lotus blossoms on winding foliate stems, all covered with a rich creamy glaze, fitted box. Note: Compare with a mallow-petal plate with similarly carved floral design in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2019

A rare Jizhou black and russet streaked vase, meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

 Lot 11. A rare Jizhou black and russet streaked vase, meiping, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,275 - USD 25,700). Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The elegantly potted vase is boldly decorated with streaks of russet and purplish-cream glaze.  Provenance: Acquired in London in the 1970s.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
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]