30 mai 2016

A rare small Longquan celadon phoenix-tail vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3311. A rare small Longquan celadon phoenix-tail vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate HK$1,800,000 – HK$2,500,000 ($232,807 - $323,343). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is decorated with a band of leafy peonies above a lower band of upright petals and below the concentric rings on the waisted neck, covered over all with a glaze of light sea-green color except for the unglazed foot rim. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Provenance: A Japanese family collection,... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 72. A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,840 - $29,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sturdily potted vase is of square section with four rectangular facets, each moulded with alternating long and short horizontal ribs to the corners, all between a circular mouth and foot rim. It is covered with an unctuous sea-green glaze thinning to a lighter tone at the raised areas. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high Provenance: With Accorsi... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A rare 'Longquan' celadon pear-shaped Vase, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 268, A rare 'Longquan' celadon pear-shaped Vase, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the petal-lobed sides rising elegantly to the flaring trumpet neck with bracket-lobed mouth simulating a morning glory blossom, flanked by a pair of hook handles suspending fixed rings, all under a sea-green glaze thinning at the ribs. Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm Note: 'Longquan' celadon vase dated Song / Yuan dynasty of similar form and size but... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A 'Jizhou' Slip-Decorated 'Phoenix' Bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 208. A 'Jizhou' Slip-Decorated 'Phoenix' Bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty. Estimate US$ 8,000 — 12,000. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an indented rim, the interior painted in a buff slip with a pair of opposed long-tailed phoenix, together with a stylised blossom and butterfly, all reserved on a black-glazed ground, the exterior covered with a similar black glaze stopping short of the foot revealing the light stoneware body - Diameter 4 7/8... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2015

A very rare Jizhou tixi-style painted meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2825. A very rare Jizhou tixi-style painted meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century;8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Estimate HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000 ($129,636 - $194,454). Price Realized HK$2,920,000 ($378,537). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The slender oviform body is painted with an overall pattern of ruyi-shaped panels enclosing connecting spirals in a creamy coffee brown glaze, simulating tixi lacquer. The narrow neck is further decorated with a key-fret... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2015

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

A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century. Estimate 40,000 – $60,000 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 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. 20 ¾ in. (52.8 cm.) high Notes: A similar Longquan celadon molded vase, also with reduced, metal-bound rim, but of smaller size... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

A rare Longquan celadon 'Kinuta' meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle has a slender tapering body surmounted by a small cylindrical neck with rounded rim, and is covered allover in an even glaze of slightly bluish, sea-green color which falls in a line to just above the unglazed foot rim. 9 ¼ in. (23.6 cm.) high, Japanese silk brocade pouch, Japanese wood box and inner black lacquer box Provenance: Mori Family... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty

 An exceptional Jianyao 'Hare's fur' tea bowl and a tixi lacquer stand bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); lacquer stand, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is mounted with a silver rim, covered with a thick black glaze finely streaked with iridescent 'hare's fur' markings, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. The tixi lacquer stand is constructed with a hexafoil... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2015

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the curved flaring sides rising from a tapered foot, the exterior molded with overlapping lappets, covered overall in a translucent gray-green glaze stopping neatly above the footring to reveal the gray body, wood stand (2). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm Property from the collection of John F. Lewis, Jr,  Provenance: Acquired in the 1970s or 80s.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2015

Two molded qingbai bowls imitating Dingyao, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Two molded qingbai bowls imitating Dingyao, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Each formed with a slightly flared rim, supported on a narrow and low foot ring, the walls of each well encircled by a leiwen band above paired phoenix birds separated by flowering peony sprays, the floor on one filled with a lotus plant, and the other with a goose in flight; the pale gray-green glaze layer stopping unevenly below both sides of the rim. 7 5/8 and 7 3/8in... [Lire la suite]