02 septembre 2021

An amber-glazed horse, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1069. An amber-glazed horse, Sui dynasty (581-618); h. 44.7 cm . Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 40,320 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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17 juillet 2021

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

Lot 5076. An amber-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 32.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 60,480 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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15 juillet 2021

An amber-glazed 'floral' flask, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5067. An amber-glazed 'floral' flask, Tang dynasty (618-907); 18 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 15,120 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
18 juin 2021

An amber-glazed incised 'phoenix' vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 487. An amber-glazed incised 'phoenix' vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 37cm (14 1/2in) high. Est: £800 - £1,200. Sold for £ 9,562 (€ 11,180). © Bonhams Finely potted with a lobed rim, the cupped mouth surmounting the phoenix head above a ribbed neck, the body of baluster form incised with floral sprays below two string bands and stylised feathers on the shoulders, the glaze of dark-honey tone. Note: For a similar amber-glazed phoenix-head vase, Liao dynasty, see R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2021

Ceramic pillows from the Dream Quest Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

The Dream Quest Collection was assembled since 1990. Beginning with an interest in Cizhou ceramic pillows, the collector gradually expanded his collection to other provincial kilns. Thence, a comprehensive collection of over 100 ceramic pillows, spanning from the Tang to the Qing dynasties, of various shapes, techniques, glazes and decoration was amassed. The Dream Quest Collection of ceramic pillows is unquestionably second to the renowned Yeung Wing Tak Collection. Lot 426. An amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2019

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection of Chinese Pottery at Christie's, 28 November - 5 December 2019

Lot 1. Two pottery jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 20 in. (50.9 cm.) high; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised: USD 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The first jar with a compressed globular body, is molded on the sides with a pair of mask and ring handles, covered overall with a green-streaked amber glaze; the second jar is molded in relief with a band of mythical beasts and equestrian figures amongst rocks and clouds, covered overall in a green... [Lire la suite]

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]