01 juin 2019

A Longquan celadon ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3101. A Longquan celadon ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The body is decorated with an applied dragon chasing after a flaming pearl, above a band of upright petals. The cover is surmounted by a bird-form finial. Both are covered with an unctuous crackled glaze of soft sea-green colour, the rims unglazed revealing the buff body.. ... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2019

A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 613. A rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed pear-shaped vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy 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.  Note: A Longquan celadon vase attributed to the Song /... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A very rare and magnificent Ge foliate dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 867. A very rare and magnificent Ge foliate dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Diameter 14 cm. Estimated price €200.000 - €250.000. Result: €1.100.000. © Lempertz. With flaring sides rising to a notched rim divided into six lobes, on a recessed base, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of pale and creamy grayish-green tone suffused with a wide network of crackles stained black (tiexian, iron-wire) and a very slight crackle stained golden brown (jinsi, golden thread) below the rim.... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2018

Two Jizhou black glazed slip decorated bowls, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 149. Two Jizhou black glazed slip decorated bowls, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 1/2in (11.5cm) diameter, the larger. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 1,875 (€ 1,611) © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each with flared sides, covered inside and out with a brownish-black glaze ending irregularly above the foot, one with an exposed buff body, the interior freely painted with an abstract floral spray, the other with an exposed gray body, the interior with a calligraphic... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2018

Two molded Qingbai bowls, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 145. Two molded Qingbai bowls, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 7 5/8 and 7 3/8in (19.5 and 18.5cm) diameters. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€ 2,100 - 3,400). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each imitating Dingyao and 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 separated by flowering peony sprays, the floor of one decorated with a lotus plant, the other with a goose in flight, the pale gray-green... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 733. A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) wide, 134 g. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The sides of each bowl in the form of seven barbed petals radiating from the raised, pointed center, each petal chased just below the rim with a pair of flower sprigs, all forming a continuous band, the whole raised on a conforming pedestal foot chased with a diaper... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 730. A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Stand 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter; cup 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter, 256 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Shaped as a shallow dish divided into six petal lobes, the flat rim chased with a band of foliate meander on a ring-punched ground repeated on the conforming, pedestal foot, the top of the central platform decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 2983. A rare Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 6 11/16 in. (17 cm). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is raised on three ribbed legs surmounted by masks, applied to the body with raised archaistic scrolls reserved on a ground, covered inside and out with a pale aquamarine glaze except for a circular area in the centre of the base, box. Provenance: The T.T. Tsui Collection.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Jizhou'-type 'tortoiseshell' vases, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 96. A pair of 'Jizhou'-type 'tortoiseshell' vases, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Height of taller 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of baluster form rising from a slightly splayed foot to a slender waisted neck and flared mouth, covered with a lustrous persimmon glaze with tan spots over swathes dappled with dark brown, the glaze stopping above the base to reveal the brown clay body (2). Provenance: Collection of Benjamin Shepps,... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2017

A Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 1510. A Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The globular body is surmounted by a short neck and everted rim, and has a slightly curved spout on one side opposite a C-form handle. The ewer is covered overall with a glaze of pale olive-green tone. Together with a small Longquan celadon bowl and a cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), the sides of the bowl and the... [Lire la suite]