15 janvier 2020

A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1495. A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular body is encircled by three raised ribs above the spreading stepped foot, and the shoulder is flanked by a pair of fixed-ring lion- mask handles below a herringbone band encircling the neck. The vase is covered in a characteristic semi-transparent glaze of pale blue tone continuing over... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2020

A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1486. A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Of Lishui type, each tapering ovoid body is freely carved with a band of peony scroll bearing four blossoms set between petal bands below and on the shoulder below the cylindrical neck that rises to an out-turned rim. The vase is covered inside and out with a crackled, transparent olive-green... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A rare Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1280. A rare Jizhou 'leaf' bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 7/8 in. (15cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl is of flared, conical form, and the interior bears the imprint of a large leaf fired to a yellowish-buff and pale brown color, in contrast to the matte glaze of dark brown color which covers the interior and exterior where it ends in a line above the foot to expose the off-white... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon 'bamboo' vase, xianwenping, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1276. A rare Longquan celadon 'bamboo' vase, xianwenping, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century, 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 423,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The compressed, spreading body is carved with a series of shallow horizontal grooves, and the tall tapering neck is encircled by two bow-string bands in imitation of bamboo below the wide, galleried mouth with incurved rim. The vase is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Jizhou ‘Tortoiseshell-Glazed’ Tea Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3303. A Jizhou ‘Tortoiseshell-Glazed’ Tea Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 5.6cm D 11.6cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 200,000 (USD 19,118 - 25,491). Sold Price: HKD 247,800 (USD 31,583). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The bowl with deep rounded sides flaring out from a narrow recessed foot, covered overall with a glossy dark brown glaze accented with russet-brown splashes, simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping just above the knife-pared foot, the base left unglazed revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

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

Lot 3316. A Longquan Celadon Conical Bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 5cm D 13.2cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 300,000 (USD 31,863 - 38,236). Sold Price: HKD 354,000 (USD 45,118). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The bowl is of conical form, rising from a short foot to widely flared sides, covered overall in a bluish-green glaze of even color, the narrow foot ring left unglazed revealing the stoneware burnt brownish-orange in the firing. Provenance: 1. Private Collection2.... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Longquan Celadon ‘Kinuta’ Mallet Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3318. A Longquan Celadon ‘Kinuta’ Mallet Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 19.3cm. Estimate HKD 500,000 - 800,000 (USD 63,727 - 101,962). Sold Price: HKD 3,304,000 (USD 421,105). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. The vase is well-potted with a cylindrical body rising from a low footrim to a canted shoulder sweeping up to a tall gently tapering neck applied with a lively pair of crisply-molded and carved serpentine dragon-fish-handles, each with the detailing of the... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1022. A rare qingbai partially-glazed figure of a Daoist sage, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The finely modeled sage is shown smiling and wearing a belted robe and cord-tied shoes, seated on top of a pierced rock stool with his hair worn in two small topknots on top of his head, the stool and interior of the sleeves covered with a transparent pale blue glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
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