21 août 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection to be auctionned at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Kai-Yin Lo with her collection on view at Denver Art Museum, 1998. Kai-Yin Lo’s White Wares When in 1998 Kai-Yin Lo mounted an exhibition of her Chinese white wares entitled Bright as Silver, White as Snow at the Denver Art Museum, it was meant to be more than a showcase of a collector’s treasures. It was meant to celebrate something unique to China’s potters: the ability to create vessels of a pristine white out of earth. In the exhibition catalogue I started my essay by saying “The wish to create a ceramic ware... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2021

A large Longquan celadon barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

  Lot 893. A large Longquan celadon barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 18 ¾ in. (47.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The dish is sturdily potted with a tapered foot ring rising to the bracket-lobed cavetto below an everted rim of conforming shape. The dish is covered overall with an even translucent glaze of soft sea-green tone with the exception of the wide ring on the recessed base. Provenance: Property from the Jingguantang... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

A pair of cafe-au-lait glazed barbed dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 447.A pair of café-au-lait glazed barbed dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each rising from a splayed foot and flaring to a barbed rim divided into eight bracket foliation, the exterior embellished with a raised double bow-string band, covered overall save for the base with a café-au-lait glaze. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 18th April 1966.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A Longquan celadon barbed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 389. A Longquan celadon barbed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 16.4 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an eight bracket-lobed rim, covered overall save for the footring in a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2019
29 septembre 2018

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Arcadian BeautyRegina Krahl In the Song dynasty (960-1279), probably more than in any other period of China’s history, culture and education were considered the most important prerequisites of the elite and valued higher than office and rank. Advancement in society was certainly desired and sought, but at the same time spurned, and the state’s most outspoken critics were often celebrated as sages. Even if the post of a high official in the service of the Emperor was considered the ultimate achievement, a modest and humble existence... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 109. A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely potted, the center deftly incised with a fruiting branch of grape vine framed within a medallion of eight rounded lobes, the cavetto divided into eight barbed lobes, each incised with alternating fruiting and flowering floral sprigs, including peony, pomegranates, peach, lotus and chrysanthemum, the barbed everted rim with... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 108. A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the flat dish painted in inky-washes of vivid cobalt-blue with scattered flecks of silvery 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing two peaches borne on a leafy stem, framed by a collar of radiating petals and a wreath of scrolling peony, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each painted with a single lotus... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white barbed dish, Yongle period

  Lot 318. A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white barbed dish, Yongle period. Sold for HK$ 2,280,000 (€262,195). Photo Bonhams. Very finely moulded and shaped, a feat of technical accomplishment, the large dish of flattened circular form gently rising at the sides to a pronounced everted rim, the cavetto neatly moulded into twelve sections, the rim barbed at each section, forming twenty-four near symmetrical lobes, brilliantly painted in bold tones of cobalt-blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' effect... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2016

Deep dish, underglaze blue, interior floral scrolls, wave pattern at rim. Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Deep dish, underglaze blue, interior floral scrolls, wave pattern at rim. Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, 6.5 × 33.8 cm diameter. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1946, 558-D4.      
12 septembre 2015

A large famille verte barbed dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A large famille verte barbed dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The shallow dish is decorated on the interior with a battle scene, and with crane medallions reserved on an iron-red diaper ground on the wide, everted rim with barbed edge. An artemisia leaf mark within a double circle is in underglaze blue on the base. 14 5/8 in. (37 cm.) diam. Notes: The present dish belongs to a group of Kangxi famille verte dishes depicting various narrative... [Lire la suite]