06 janvier 2019

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century. Porcelain with incised and combed decoration under light-bluish glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware). H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of James C. Y. Watt, 2011, 2011.201. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The deep conical bowl is finely and thinly potted, and is supported by a tapered foot. The incised and combed decoration, which fills... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2018

A rare 'Jizhou' meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 103. A rare 'Jizhou' meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with rounded shoulders tapering towards the foot, the body decorated in brown with an alternating repeated design of scrolls confined within ruyi-shaped outlines, the narrow neck painted with a key-fret band, rising to a rounded lip decorated with dots. Provenance: Acquired in California, circa 1980.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A very rare small Guan arrow vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 3056. A very rare small Guan arrow vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (52,557 - 73,580 EUR). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. well potted with a globular body rising from a short tapered foot, sweeping up to a tall cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall in a lustrous glaze of bluish-grey tone suffused with a faint matrix of fine crackles, falling short of the thinly pared footring... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A very rare Guan bird feeder, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 3040. A very rare Guan bird feeder, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (63,069 - 84,091 EUR). Lot Sold 1,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. of almost teardrop form, truncated at the narrower end to form a rounded opening, one side of the vessel decorated with a small loop below the rim for suspension, covered overall with a pale greyish-blue glaze glaze suffused with a network of golden-beige crackles, the underside... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2018

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

Lot 530. A Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 12.6cm., 5in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly incurved broad mouth, carved around the exterior with over-lapping lotus petals and covered overall with a soft bluish-green glaze save for the rim and footring burnt orange in firing. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2017

A Qingbai ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 637. A Qingbai ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate  6,000 — 8,000  USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of globular form rising to a short cylindrical neck with two raised bands, a short tapered spout opposite the upright handle, decorated overall with incised swirling lines applied with a three-tooth comb, a band of incised angled lines around the neck, covered with a sea-green glaze save for the biscuit base fired to a warm tan color, Japanese wood box (2). Diameter 5 7/8... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2017

An exceptional 'Jian' 'nogime temmoku' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 602. An exceptional 'Jian' 'nogime temmoku' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 1,092,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. thickly potted, of deep conical form, the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an indented groove beneath the rim, the interior and exterior applied with a lustrous iridescent black glaze, with coppery 'oil spots' at the rim, extending to silvery-blue 'hare's fur'... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2016

An unsual white-rimmed ‘Jizhou’ teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 587. An unsual white-rimmed ‘Jizhou’ teabowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. applied with a dark brown glaze transmuting to a mushroom tone at the rim in imitation of 'Jian' ware, save for the unglazed underside and splayed foot - 11 cm, 4 1/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016 
10 décembre 2016

A ‘Jian’ dark green glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 547. A ‘Jian’ dark green glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. of conical form with a flared rim, covered overall with a dark olive-green glaze thinning at the rim, suffused to the interior and exterior with grey streaks, the glaze stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body - 15.1 cm., 6 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
10 décembre 2016

A fine 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 526. A fine 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior subtly moulded with overlapping lotus petals, covered overall with a sea-green glaze, save for the unglazed footring revealing the grey stoneware body, Japanese wood box - 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Exhibited: Heavenly Blue: Southern Song Celadons, Nezu... [Lire la suite]