01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2016

A Xingyao dish, 10th century

Lot 36. A Xingyao dish, 10th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The deep sided dish has a lipped rim and is supported on a bifoot, covered overall with a matted white glaze, the base unglazed. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. The foot has been polished; some surface wear to the glaze; an area of firing imperfection, resulting in some glaze loss to the interior. Estimation: USD 800 - 1,200 Provenance: Professor Jan Hellner (1917-2002) Collection, Stockholm, Sweden. Christie's on... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2015

A large Xingyao cushion-form box and cover, 10th century

A large Xingyao cushion-form box and cover, 10th century. Estimate $15,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The box and cover are of conforming domed shape and are covered in a soft grayish-white glaze with some grey spotting. The base of the box retains three spur marks from the firing. 5 7/8 in (14.9 cm.) diam. Provenance: Property from the Lai Family Collection.  Christie's. THE LAI FAMILY COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE FURNITURE AND WORKS OF ART, 17 September... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A Xingyao lobed tripod jar, 10th century

A Xingyao lobed tripod jar, 10th century. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is of penta-lobed form with short neck and is raised on three short feet. It is covered in a glaze of pale olive tone. The base is left unglazed. 5 ¼ in (13.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: Property from the Lai Family Collection. Christie's. THE LAI FAMILY COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE FURNITURE AND WORKS OF ART, 17 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
15 mai 2015

A rare Xingyao white glazed ewer,Tang Dynasty (AD618-907)

  A rare Xingyao white glazed ewer,Tang Dynasty (AD618-907). Estimate HKD140,000 - 180,000 (TWD567,000 - 729,000) (USD18,100 - 23,200). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This ewer has outwardly arched edge, a short neck, and a long, rounded belly. Attached to the neck and belly on one side is an elongated curved rattan design handle. On the opposite side of the handle is a short, round spout. Most Tang dynasty zhihu ewers show this kind of design. The whole vessel is glazed pure white. The finish has a smooth, glossy luster, and... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2015

An unusual Xingyao 'Grater' bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

An unusual Xingyao 'Grater' bowl, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow bowl with flared sides, the unglazed interior carved above the plain center with a crisscross pattern divided into quadrants below a greyish-white glaze that covers the rim and exterior. 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Property from the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth ... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2014

A small Xingyao box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A small Xingyao box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The box is formed with a short tapered foot, rising to an angular body with steep sides. The shallow domed cover is surmounted with a knop finial. The box is covered with an opaque white glaze, with some areas of greenish tinge to the cover. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,128 - $13,504) Provenance: Dr. Carl Kempe Collection, no. 343Sotheby's, London, 4 November 2008, lot 480Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, SwedenWith... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

A fine and very rare xingyao washer or mortar, China, Song dynasty

A fine and very rare xingyao washer or mortar, China, Song dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen D. 21,2 cm - Estimate 30000/50000 € The vessel is closely related to the fine Xing wares excavated from Sui and Tang dynasty sites in the Hebei province. Sherds from these sites included an example bearing similar lion masks to those seen on the current mortar. Such a sherd was displayed by archaeologists in association with a paper by Chen Yaocheng et al. 'A Study of Xing fine white porcelain of Sui and Tang Dynasties'... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2011

Très rare et important vase bouteille de forme Xing en porcelaine à glaçure blanche transparente. Epoque Tang (618-907)

Très rare et important vase bouteille de forme Xing en porcelaine à glaçure blanche transparente. Epoque Tang (618-907). Photo Lafon Castandet (Égrenure sur la lèvre, restauration). H. 21,6 cm. Estimation : 10 000 - 15 000 € Very rare bottle-shaped vase, white glaze. Tang dynasty Bibliographie : Le terme Xing s'applique à une catégorie de grès porcelaineux ou à la porcelaine blanche des Tang, et ne correspond pas à une forme précise. On l'utilise pour désigner aussi bien les bols que les vases. Ce genre de bouteille, qu'on... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2011

Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of "Song" Ceramics At Sotheby's

A Fine and Extremely Rare 'Xingyao' Ewer dating to the 10th century (est. $400/600,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia week series of auctions will include a remarkable single owner collection of Chinese ceramics formed over 25 years. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics will take place on 23 March 2011 in New York. The collection encompasses a wide range of ‘Song’ Dynasty ceramic art which is known for its timeless beauty and elegance. Among the highlights of the 83 lot... [Lire la suite]