11 mars 2019

A pair of 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bird feeders, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 611. A pair of 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bird feeders, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty. Width 2 in., 5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of lotus form with deep rounded sides rising to an incurved rim, the sides molded with concentric layers of overlapping petals, the shoulder applied to one side with a small loop handle, covered overall with a thick sea-green glaze, the base burnt orange in the firing (2) Provenance: Collection of Captain S.N. Ferris Luboshez,... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon Guan-type jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 746. A Longquan celadon Guan-type jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realized $18,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The jar is covered in a sea-green glaze with golden crackle, the rim covered in gold lacquer, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 468. A Chinese 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; diameter 15 1/4 in.; 38.7 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Lot sold $17,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior applied with a molded dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' all within a band of large, freely incised leaves wrapping around the cavetto, the exterior molded and incised with a band of upright lotus petals, covered overall in... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2018

A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1303. A Jizhou painted jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The body is painted on either side with a quadrilobed panel of a leaping stag, the two separated by large leafy flower sprays below a plain band on the narrow, sloping shoulder and classic scroll on the neck, all in brown on a white slip under a clear glaze. The slightly domed cover is centered by a... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A small Longquan celadon carved conical bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 277. A small Longquan celadon carved conical bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The interior confidently carved with a budding and blossoming prunus branch under a crescent moon and wispy clouds below a narrow band carved with two foliate scrolls, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft olive-green tone pooling in the bottom around the small circular... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Qingbai porcelain Bodhisattva Guanyin, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th–14th century

Qingbai porcelain Bodhisattva Guanyin, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th–14th century. Height: 5 1/2 inches, 14 cm. Width: 3 1/8 inches, 8 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai porcelain Guanyin seated in a rocky, cave-like shrine in the pose of royal ease, the group supported on a concave platform. The Guanyin is dressed in layered long robes and wears an elaborate, crown-like headdress. Her left hand is covered by the pleated robe, whilst her right elbow rests on her right knee, so as to reveal... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2018

A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 714. A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 20 ¾ in. (52.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vase is sprig-molded and applied with meandering stems bearing peony blossoms between a band of carved upright leaves on the lower body and three foliate sprays on the neck, and is covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone. Note: A similar Longquan celadon molded vase, also with reduced, metal-bound rim, but... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A 'Ganzhou' 'rice mesure' jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 307. A 'Ganzhou' 'rice mesure' jar, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty. w. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base to a constricted neck and rolled rim, the interior of the vessel and outer rim glazed russet, the unglazed exterior fired to a rich reddish-brown colour and decorated with a meticulous combed design in the form of concentric arcs, all below a band of thick pearly glazed studs encircling the neck. ... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1143. A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The meiping is painted in brown on a white slip with a bird perched on a flowering branch on one side, the reverse with a large banana tree emerging from behind a jagged rock, with butterflies between, all with incised details, and under a clear glaze. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A small painted Jizhou vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1140. A small painted Jizhou vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 5 ¼ in. (13.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is painted in dark brown slip on the white slip on each side of the body with a quaterfoil panel enclosing a leaping deer, reserved on a ground of foliate scrolls below horizontal bands on the short neck, all under a clear glaze stopping neatly above the ring foot exposing the biscuit body. ... [Lire la suite]
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