14 février 2020

A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 77. A rare black-glazed russet-splashed 'medallion' vase, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD.Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form with a sloping broad shoulder set with a waisted neck and an everted mouth rim, covered overall in a glossy black glaze profusely splashed with vivid russet floret medallions, the rim further dotted with russet, the glaze stopping neatly above the white-slip painted... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 135. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides with a slightly flared rim supported on a short footring, the interior finished with a thin ridge just below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black-brown glaze suffused with tiny glittering 'oil-spots' of circular and star shapes.  Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2019

A black-glazed russet-painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 424. A black-glazed russet-painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate HKD  40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 50,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a countersunk base to a short neck centred with a flange below the lipped rim, painted with two phoenix in flight. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
03 septembre 2019

A large Cizhou black-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1027. A large Cizhou black-glazed deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bowl has deep, rounded sides, and is covered inside and out with a thick black glaze stopping just above the foot, a circular area of the interior center has been left unglazed exposing the buff ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A black-glazed 'oil-spot' jar, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1025. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' jar, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Of globular form, the jar is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze and decorated with irregular rows of silvery splashes. The interior covered with a thin brown glaze, and the lower body and broad foot are left unglazed to show the fine-grained ware. George de Menasce (1890-1967) Collection, no. 475.Spink & Son Ltd., London, 5 May... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A large black-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 731. A large black-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century; 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vase has a bulbous body and a tall, slender neck and is covered on the exterior with an even black glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

Back on Song dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 528. An unusual black-glazed foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A rare black-glazed 'imitation bronze' archaistic vase, cong, 18th-19th century

Lot 305. A rare black-glazed 'imitation bronze' archaistic vase, cong, 18th-19th century; 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,416 - USD 15,624). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The rectangular body of the vase is decorated to two sides with elephant-head handles above a taotie mask on a leiwen ground. The alternating sides are decorated in relief with a central medallion enclosing a stylised shou character surrounded by kui dragons,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2019

A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 86. A Shaanxi black-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a lustrous glossy black glaze suffused with silvery-brown splashes imitating partridge feathers. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM  
01 mai 2019

A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 84. A black-glazed oil-spot bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep conical sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a black glaze infused with silvery oil spots. Note: The present piece boasts a highly lustrous glaze with iridescent ‘oil spot’ markings that shift from silvery-metallic tones to russet-brown when light shines through them. Bowls of this form and covered in... [Lire la suite]