04 juin 2019

Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics

Unknown Delights from the Tianminlou CollectionRegina Krahl  The Tianminlou collection, assembled by Ko Shih Chao, better known as S.C. Ko (1911 – 1992), can be considered one of the most remarkable private assemblages of Chinese ceramics. It is most famous for porcelains from the Jingdezhen kilns of the Yuan (1279-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and its name does first of all evoke blue-and-white porcelain – a section that is particularly strong and representative. A fine selection of its... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2019

An amber-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 11. An amber-glazed amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 38.5cm (15 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The baluster body rising to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a tall waisted neck and everted lipped rim, flanked by a pair of curved strap handles terminating in dragon heads biting the cup-shaped rim, splashed with an amber glaze stopping irregularly and exposing the unglazed lower body.  Provenance: Bluett and Sons Ltd., London, 27 November 1989A distinguished... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2018

An amber-glazed relief-decorated brush pot, 19th-20th century

Lot 32. An amber-glazed relief-decorated brush pot, 19th-20th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate : USD 1,000 - 1,500. Price Realised: USD 2500.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior is carved overall with a riverscape including two horses standing next to the river bank, all beneath a mottled-amber-tone glaze. The base is with a four-character mark reading Wang Bingrong zuo (made by Wang Bingrong).  Property from the Studio of Clear Garden Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2018

An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 1135. An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century; 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer has a rounded, lobed body rouletted with undulating bands below the canted shoulder incised with a foliate scroll, and set with a tubular spout opposite the strap handle attached to the tall, cylindrical neck, and is covered with a finely crackled glaze of yellow-amber color, while the base is... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2018

A rare large amber-glazed figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 63. A rare large amber-glazed figure of a horse, Han dynasty  (206 BC-220 AD). Height 112cm., 44in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 11,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 powerfully modelled standing four-square, the vigorously sculpted head with large alert eyes, flaring nostrils and pricked ears, covered overall in a rich warm amber glaze save for the hooves, forelock and tail, the muscular back adorned with a large detachable unglazed saddle. Quantity:... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2017

An amber-glazed 'Floral' incense stick holder, Liao dynasty

Lot 428. An amber-glazed 'Floral' incense stick holder, Liao dynasty, 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    the exterior of the compressed globular body densely incised with three large blooms below a stylised scroll band, the rounded top with a butterfly and further pierced with a small circular and rhombus-shaped aperture, covered overall with a glassy glaze, the base with three spur marks. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2016

An amber-glazed globular jar, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 24. An amber-glazed globular jar, Liao Dynasty (907-1125). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The globular jar has a slightly flared mouth, and is covered with a glaze of rich amber tone that falls irregularly near the foot. 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Some kiln abrasions to the sides - expected glaze chips - restoration to the majority of the neck and the rim with associated over painting. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 4,000 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 2010. Christie's on line. The... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2015

A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618)

Lot 7. A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618); 45cm., 17 3/4 in.  Estimate 67,825 - 94,955 EUR. Lot sold 269,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to stepped shoulders, surmounted by a trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the exterior applied with bands of moulded animal masks suspending mock rings and seated spirits, interspersed between stylized palmettes and single lotus lappets, all above a band of lappets, the neck encircled by raised... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An amber-glazed dish, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 809. An amber-glazed dish, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Raised on a short foot, the rounded shallow dish covered inside and out with a streaked amber glaze, the center with three spur marks, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART:... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 804. An amber-glazed mortar, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of circular drum shape, the exterior applied with 'nail' bosses below the rim, with a small hole in one side, covered overall with a thin amber glaze darkening to a caramel tone at the rim and streaked in the interior; 6 ¼ in. (18 cm.) diameter, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. ... [Lire la suite]