19 mars 2020

A fine Longquan celadon mallet-form vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3278. A fine Longquan celadon mallet-form vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 4,600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is well potted with a mallet-shaped body with sides tapering towards the foot from the canted shoulder. The tall neck is flanked by a pair of phoenix handles below the widely flared mouth with upturned rim, covered overall with an even glaze of soft sea-green tone... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

Two longquan celadon vessels, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1352. Two Longquan celadon vessels, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 5/16 and 5 1/16 in. (13.5 and 12.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The first a 'twin-fish' dish of shallow form with rounded sides carved with a band of petals rising from the foot to the flat everted rim, the interior decorated in the center with two molded fish, the second a deep bowl, with upright sides carved in low relief with a... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A rare and unusual small Guan-type tripod water pot, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1343. A rare and unusual small Guan-type tripod water pot, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of globular form with narrow, rounded mouth rim, covered all over in a crackled glaze of pale greyish-green tone stopping short of the bottom of the tapered feet to expose the buff grey ware.  Provenance: Warren E. Cox. Exhibited: Selections from the William and... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A very rare tixi lacquer rectangular box and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2026. A very rare tixi lacquer rectangular box and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 7 in. (17.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 596,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Of rounded rectangular shape, the box and cover deeply carved in tixi style with elegant classic ruyi motifs between scrollwork through alternating layers of lustrous black, red, green and yellow lacquer. Provenance: The Nagata Collection, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A fine small Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1982. A fine small Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Delicately potted with rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a small foot ring, covered all over with a luminous glaze of sea-green tone suffused with a network of icy, colourless crackle, the interior of the foot and pointed base similarly glazed. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 570. A Longquan celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, the exterior carved with two tiers of overlapping petals, liberally applied with a lustrous olive-green glaze. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 114. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 562. A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); diameter 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a low footring to a slightly incanted rim, the even gray-green glaze with a wide crackle, the rim unglazed and fired brown. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 234. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 169. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.6 cm . Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an indented slightly everted rim, the interior with papercut-resist decoration of thirteen dark brown plum blossom florets, one central the others scattered evenly over the surface, all on a lively grayish-blue speckled ground draining from the rim to a pale amber, the exterior applied with rich brown... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2020

A Longquan celadon Guan-type dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1169. A Longquan celadon Guan-type dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The dish has shallow, rounded sides that flare widely from the tapered foot ring to the gently everted rim, and is covered overall in a widely crackled, translucent glaze of pale blue-green color, which also covers the interior of the foot and base.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A rare large carved Qingbai meiping and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3231. A rare large carved Qingbai meiping and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,160,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The vase is crisply carved with a broad band of scrolling lotus, all under a translucent glaze of pale aquamarine tone pooling in the recesses, ending in an irregular line above the foot exposing the white biscuit body. The cover is carved on the top with a spray of lotus, box. ... [Lire la suite]