16 août 2018

Ding-type porcelain moulded shallow bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Ding-type porcelain moulded shallow bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Diameter: 7 inches, 17.8 cm. Height: 11/2 inches, 3.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A ding-type porcelain bowl, the thinly potted shallow-rounded sides rising from a low foot. The interior of the bowl is mould-impressed with a lotus pond to the centre in which large lotus leaves and flowers are visible. The central motif is surrounded by a wide band of two phoenixes in flight amid peony and prunus flowers. The decoration... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2018

Qingbai porcelain water dropper, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Qingbai porcelain water dropper, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Length: 3 1⁄2 inches, 9 cm, Height: 2 3⁄4 inches, 7 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai porcelain water dropper of bulbous melon form with a rounded body that gradually tapers in towards the rim. The body has a short curved spout and a small loop handle is attached to the opposite side. The body is impressed with vertical grooves and a wave pattern decorates the top of the rim around the mouth of the vessel. The cover is also... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1462. A paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The rounded conical sides rising from the knife-cut foot to a finger-grooved band below the rim, the interior resist-decorated with three leafy flower sprigs reserved in brown against the finely variegated milky blue and buff ground, the exterior covered in a dark brown glaze... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Pair of Longquan Celadon Vases, Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279 A.D.

Pair of Longquan Celadon Vases, Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279 A.D., China. Heights: 15.9cm and 16.1cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A well-matched pair of baluster form vases with bulbous bodies sitting on a straight foot. The long necks end in a slightly cupped mouth-rim. Each piece is entirely covered in a beautifully realized pale green celadon glaze. The bottoms of the feet are unglazed revealing gray stoneware clay bodies fired to a russet color. (One foot with minute chip.) As these were... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A Jian russet-streaked 'nogime temmoku' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 12. A Jian russet-streaked 'nogime temmoku' bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Lot sold 3,460,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a conical body rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, unctuously covered with a lustrous black glaze with russet 'hare's fur' streaks running down from the rim, the glaze thinning at the rim and stopping short of the foot with three bulges and revealing the dark brown stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A superb large Jizhou 'partridge feather' meiping, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 15. A superb large Jizhou 'partridge feather' meiping, Southern Song dynasty, 35.8 cm, 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with a tapering body rising to broad round shoulders, sweeping up to a short neck with rolled lip, the body liberally decorated with variegated cream-coloured splashes against a dark brown ground mimicking partridge feathers, save for the knife-pared footring unglazed revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2017

A Jian persimmon-brown 'hare's-fur' conical bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 730. A Jian persimmon-brown 'hare's-fur' conical bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl has flaring sides rising to an everted rim and is covered with a rich brown glaze of iron-rust tone which is finely streaked on the interior with greenish-black pooling to black in the center. The exterior is similarly streaked and pools to black in heavy drips above the... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Celadon glazed tea bowl, known as "Bakohan", Longquan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th century

Celadon glazed tea bowl, known as "Bakohan", Longquan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th century. H. 9.6, mouth D. 15.4, bottom D. 4.5. Important Cultural Property. Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro, TG2354 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
14 août 2017

Celadon glazed foliate bowl, Guan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th - 13th century

Celadon glazed foliate bowl, Guan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th - 13th century. H. 9.1, mouth D. 26.1, bottom D. 7.1. Important Cultural Property. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG1234 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
14 août 2017

Celadon glazed incense burner, Longquan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th century

Celadon glazed incense burner, Longquan Ware, Southern Song Dynasty, 13th century. H. 9.6, mouth D. 13.7, bottom D. 7.0. Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige, TG2166 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum