10 mars 2018

Early Longquan Yue-Type Octagonal Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Early Longquan Yue-Type Octagonal Jar and Cover, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D., China. Height: 17.5cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware jar of octagonal faceted form with high shoulders and tapered neck, originally influenced by metalwork forms. There are two loops on the top of the shoulders and a foliate-form stopper lid. The eight facets of the body are separated by a raised ridge, and are lightly incised overall with overlapping floral depictions. The body and lid are covered with an... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2018

Yue-Type Foliate Form Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Yue-Type Foliate Form Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D., China. Diameter: 14.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware bowl with steep walls formed into six petal-shaped segments with foliated rim. The interior of the broad, flattened bottom is decorated with highly stylized incised floral and cloud decorations. The piece is covered in a pale green finely crackled translucent glaze of ideal color. There is a small area of brownish discoloration and another area of glaze crawling near the interior... [Lire la suite]