15 avril 2017

A large 'Cizhou' white-ground black-painted 'floral' jar, Yuan–Ming dynasty

Lot 3227. A large 'Cizhou' white-ground black-painted 'floral' jar, Yuan–Ming dynasty, 32.3 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a robust ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a gently tapering neck and lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted in black over the even white slip with a dense frieze of four lobed cartouches, each enclosing a large blooming floral blossom wreathed by foliage, interrupted by scrolling motifs and a flower,... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

A crackle-glazed birdfeeder, Yuan–Ming dynasty

Lot 860. A crackle-glazed birdfeeder, Yuan–Ming dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently tapering deep 'U'-shaped vessel set with a small loop to one side for suspension, covered overall with a greyish-green glaze with a network of golden-beige crackles - 5.3 cm, 2 in.. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
11 juin 2016

A mallow-shaped Guan-type washer, Yuan–Ming dynasty

Lot 635. A mallow-shaped Guan-type washer, Yuan–Ming dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with slightly flaring sides divided into eight bracket foliations, resting on a countersunk base of corresponding form, covered thickly overall with a grey glaze suffused with a matrix of golden and dark grey crackles, the base with five spur marks; 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Provenance: Collection of Richard Bennett, Thornby Hall, Northamptonshire.Sydney L. Moss,... [Lire la suite]