22 décembre 2021

A rare Xingyao white-glazed spittoon, zhadou, Tang dynasty-Five dynasties

Lot 383. A rare Xingyao white-glazed spittoon, zhadou, Tang dynasty - Five dynasties (618-960); w. 15.6 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © 2021 Sotheby's Note: Xingyao wares from Hebei province were amongst the finest ceramic wares during the Tang and Five Dynasties period. The kilns were best known for their pure white body and highly glossy glaze, and renowned for their production of tea bowls and bowl stands. Xingyao vessels of this form are... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2021

A rare celadon-glazed 'butterfly' box and cover, Tang dynasty-Five dynasties

Lot 109. A rare celadon-glazed 'butterfly' box and cover, Tang dynasty-Five dynasties. Diameter 2 ⅞ in., 7.3 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed circular form, the narrow straight sides tapering towards a flat base, the domed cover molded to the top with a butterfly in flight, the auspicious insect highlighted with dark brown spots at the head and wings, covered with a translucent glaze of a... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2017

A celadon-glazed 'Changsha' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties

Lot 946. A celadon-glazed 'Changsha' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties. Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheyby's.  the straight sides rising from a slightly splayed foot and a countersunk base, applied overall with a lightly crackled olive-green glaze, pooling slightly around the exterior of the rim, Japanese wood box (5) Provenance: Collection of Dr. Isaac Newton (d. 1982), acquired circa 1947-51, no. 195. Bluett & Sons,... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

A 'Xing' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties, 9th-10th century

  Lot 123. A 'Xing' bowl, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties, 9th-10th century. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's  sturdily potted, raised on a short Samarra-type foot to a lipped rim, covered overall with a blue-tinged glaze, stopping unevenly above the foot to expose the pale stoneware body. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm  Notes: Compare a closely related Tang dynasty bowl of comparable size, illustrated in Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A small brown-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty-Five Dynasties

Lot 110. A small brown-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty-Five Dynasties. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a compressed neck and flaring rim, set to one side with a short spout and to the other with a double-stranded loop handle, covered overall with a mottled dark-brown glaze stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the buff stoneware body. Height 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015

Pair of Lokapala Heads, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907) or Five Dynasties (907-960). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.  China. Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1619. Lacquer, filled-in and engraved qiangjin technique. Diameter: 15 inches (38.2 cm). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.   A huangyangmu (boxwood) hexagonal foliate brushpot. Qing dynasty, 18th century, probably Qianlong period (1736 – 1795). Height: 12.5 cm / 4... [Lire la suite]