22 avril 2019

A pair of very rare Jizhou guri-style pear-shaped vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 2099. A pair of very rare Jizhou guri-style pear-shaped vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 9 in. (23cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each pear-shaped vase has a bow-string band on the shoulder below the tapering neck, which rises to an everted foliate mouth rim. The exterior is decorated with an allover design of alternating scroll-filled heart-shaped 'guri' pattern, reserved in a variegated golden... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2019

A Lobed ‘Longquan’ Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3081. A Lobed ‘Longquan’ Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. D 8.8cm H 4.6cm. Estimate HKD 30,000 - 60,000 (USD 3,821 - 7,642). Lot sold HKD 112,100 (USD 14,278). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 4 November 2009, lot.56. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
07 avril 2019

A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3097. A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. D 13.4cm H 5.5cm. Estimate HKD 80,000 - 120,000 (USD 10,190 - 15,284). Lot sold HKD 330,400 (USD 42,083). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: A Private Japanese Collection. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
28 mars 2019

A Fine and Rare Spotted Jizhou Vase, Meiping, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3504. A Fine and Rare Spotted Jizhou Vase, Meiping, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 21.5cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,847 - 38,217). Lot sold HKD 2,242,000 (USD 285,564). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. The vase is potted in elongated ovoid body with a short neck and lipped rim set above rounded shoulders tapering to a narrow foot. The vase is covered overall with evenly spaced and well controlled dark brown 'leopard' spots left in reserve against a milky tan ground.... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 752. A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Bowl 7 1/8 in. (8.1 cm) diam.; box and cover 3 in. (7.5 cm). Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is carved with dense cloud scroll with combed details, stopping short of the rim, and is covered allover with a crackled glaze of aquamarine color that also surrounds the unglazed center of the base, which has burnt pale brown in the firing. The... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

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

Lot 743. A Jizhou paper-cut resist-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The interior is decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three diamond-shaped flower heads reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground. The exterior is covered in a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling short of a knife-cut edge... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1326. A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of shallow form with flared sides, covered all over in a thick glaze of greyish-blue tone suffused with a network of black crackle continuing onto the base, the foot left unglazed to expose the buff grey ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Private English collection.Bluett & Sons, London.Private... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2018

Selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) at Sotheby's

Lot 1. Jardinière en grès céladon Longquan, Début de la Dynastie Ming; 22,5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate €15,000 - €25,000. Lot Sold: 16 000 €. © Sotheby's. les côtés arrondis peu profonds, les bords ourlés vers l'intérieur, reposant sur trois courts pieds en forme de tête d'animal, le décor moulé à l'extérieur d'une frise de huit trigrammes entre deux frises de cabochons, l'onctueuse glaçure vert de mer laissée en réserve au centre et s'arrêtant autour d'une base arrondie en ressaut en dessous, socle en... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3018. A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 25cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 700,000 (USD 76,571 - 89,333). Sold price HKD 708,000 (USD 90,354). © Poly Auction. Finely potted with a compressed body rising from a tall foot to a sloping shoulder and tall slightly tapered neck, covered overall evenly save for the unglazed footring with an unctuous pale sea-green celadon glaze. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A Jizhou splashed brown-glazed stoneware jar, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1307. A Jizhou splashed brown-glazed stoneware jar, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The jar is covered with a dark brown glaze that stops above the foot to expose the pale grey ware and is decorated with sweeping brushstrokes of buff color shading to milky blue in areas. Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]