02 mars 2015

A 'Qingbai' cup and stand, Song dynasty

A 'Qingbai' cup and stand, Song dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the thinly potted shallow cup rising from a short flared foot to an everted rim, the rounded sides divided into six petal lobes by notches around the rim, resting on a stand of saucer shape with a hexalobed rim and stepped pedestal in the center, all on a trefoil-pierced petal-shaped foot, both covered overall with a pale ice-blue translucent glaze (2). Height 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm Literature:  Tan Dan... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2015

A rare 'Qingbai' box and cover, Song dynasty

A rare 'Qingbai' box and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of compressed globular form with lobed sides resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower, finely molded on the cover with a floral scroll, applied on the interior with three small barbed rim cups separated by three curved stems of lotus pods issuing from a central bud, applied overall with a transparent glaze pooling to a light turquoise blue in the recesses, the raised interior rim and base left unglazed... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

A rare 'Qingbai' vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty

A rare 'Qingbai' vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising to a slender neck and flared rim, applied with fine beaded decoration forming the outlines of four ruyi heads, with upright bands of lappets around the neck, each head enclosing a character and forming the phrase shou bi nan shan, fu ru dong hai (a wish for longevity as enduring as the mountains and fortune as vast as the sea), covered overall with a pale blue-green... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

A rare 'Qingbai' 'Medallion' vase, Southern Song dynasty

A rare 'Qingbai' 'Medallion' vase, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the high shouldered body surmounted by a low waisted neck with an everted mouthrim, decorated around the body with nine six-lobed medallions enclosing peony flower heads, separated by small foliate scrolls, covered overall with a pale blue glaze pooling darker in the recesses, the base unglazed. Height 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

A rare 'Qingbai' carved ewer, Yuan dynasty

A rare 'Qingbai' carved ewer, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a flat base to a short neck with lipped rim, set with a flat grooved handle and a loop on top, the curved spout applied with a stylized phoenix head, the body decorated with two bands of stylized ruyi cloud scrolls, covered overall with a light blue glaze pooling in the recesses, stopping neatly above the foot to reveal the pale white body. Height 3 3/8... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

A small 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Song dynasty

A small 'Qingbai' ewer and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ewer of broad melon shape, rising from a slightly recessed base to a small cylindrical neck, set on one side with a curved spout and a flat handle on the other, the body with lobed sides and a raised scalloped band to resemble a ewer sitting in a warming basin, the neck with a row of lotus petals radiating from the base, the cover similarly molded with a mandarin duck finial, covered overall with a pale... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A rare black-glazed 'Oil-Spot' ewer, Northern Song - Jin dynasty

A rare black-glazed 'Oil-Spot' ewer, Northern Song - Jin dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of lotus-bud form, the globular body supported on a short foot set with a loop handle and a short spout, the base perforated with a circular opening which connects to a tube that serves as a filler, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze suffused with a pattern of iridescent silvery 'oil-spots', stopping neatly above the base revealing the buff body. Height 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' splashed bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' splashed bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides flaring out from a narrow recessed foot, covered overall with a glossy dark brown glaze accented with russet-brown splashes, stopping just above the knife-pared foot, the base left unglazed revealing the buff body. Diameter 5 in., 12.9 cm Literature: Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika [Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two Thousand Years of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A black-glazed 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty

A black-glazed 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty.  Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of conical form with deep sides, covered overall in a thick lustrous black glaze suffused with a rust-brown 'hare's fur' pattern draining from the rim on the interior and exterior, the glaze falling irregularly above the foot to reveal the reddish-brown body.Diameter 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm Sotheby's. Song Tradition: Early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection. New York, 17 mars 2015, 11:00 AM
01 mars 2015

A 'Jizhou' inscribed bowl, Southern Song dynasty

A 'Jizhou' inscribed bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the interior decorated with three medallions enclosing the 'Three Friends of Winter', two with Chinese characters reading chun (Spring) and mei (plum), the third character indecipherable, all reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground, the exterior covered in a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling short of the knife-pared foot. Diameter 5... [Lire la suite]