07 février 2016

Guan ware Dish, late 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Dish, late 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Stoneware with crackled blue glaze (Guan ware), Diam. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm). Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.172.1) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The cracks on this dish, made to resemble the accidental cracks that sometimes occurred during the firing of ceramics, are deliberate. The piece is an example of ceramics produced in south China near the Southern Song capital of Hangzhou to re-create imperial wares produced earlier in the north:... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2015

A 'Jun' 'Moon-white' glazed dish, Song dynasty

A 'Jun' 'Moon-white' glazed dish, Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD (3,399 - 5,665 EUR).  Photo Sotheby's the circular dish with shallow, gently rounded sides covered overall in a pale blue glaze draining to a pale mushroom colour at the rim and thickening just before stopping at the neatly cut footring - 18.5 cm., 7 1/4  in. PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE JAPANESE COLLECTION, TOKYO  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM
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09 novembre 2015

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Japan, Summer kimono, Yukata, detail, Meiji period (1868–1912), Japan; cotton, natural indigo; painted resist dyeing (tsutsugaki yuzen). Purchased with funds donated by the Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall, 2013 (2013.696). MELBOURNE.- Blue: Alchemy of a Colour explores the meaning and history of the colour blue through highly detailed textiles, ceramics, and exquisite works on paper from the 7th century to the present in a new exhibition at NGV International. One of the most highly prized and... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2015

A yellow-glazed dish, Wanli mark and period

A yellow-glazed dish, Wanli mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted flaring rim, covered overall with an egg-yolk yellow glaze, save for the base glazed white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle, wood box. Quantity: 2. 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 Nov 2015, 11:00 AM
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06 novembre 2015

A copper-red dish, Yongzheng mark and period

A copper-red dish, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall in a rich red glaze thinning to white at the rim and stopping neatly at the foot revealing the buff-coloured body, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle - 20.9cm., 8¼in. Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection, since 1970s. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM
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11 août 2015

Dish, incised and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Dish, incised and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter: 17.5 cm. Bequeathed by Mrs A. C. M. Brownjohn. CIRC.362-1967 © V&A Images.  This dish is an example of the Yaozhou wares typical of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). While the wares produced at the Yaozhou kiln complex enjoyed popularity from the end of the Tang dynasty (618-906) through to the beginning of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), these dishes exhibit the olive green glaze and dense surface... [Lire la suite]


03 mai 2015

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is heavily potted with gently flaring sides rising to an everted, lipped rim. It is covered in a thick glaze of an even sea-green tone. 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) diam. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 15 May 2015, London, South Kensington
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07 avril 2015

A purple-splashed 'Junyao' dish, Song-Yuan dynasty

A purple-splashed 'Junyao' dish, Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate  150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with shallow sides rising from a carefully cut footring to an everted rim, applied overall save for the footring with a pale bluish-lavender glaze draining to a mushroom tone around the extremities, the interior decorated with a single purple splash from the rim; 10 cm., 4 in. Provenance:Sotheby's London, 19th June 2002, lot... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2015

A Jian tea bowl, a Cizhou jar, and a Ding-type dish, Song Dynasty or later

A Jian tea bowl, a Cizhou jar, and a Ding-type dish, Song Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$100,000 ($6,481 - $12,961). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The Jian bowl is covered overall with a lustrous black glazed finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings, pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the body fired to a purplish-brown colour. The Cizhou jar is painted in brown on a white slip with stylised flowers separated by vertical spear-shaped lines and covered in a clear glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

A Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

A Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,547 - $23,320). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is potted with shallow sides rising from a narrow tapered foot to a slightly inverted rim. It is covered overall under a pale lavendergrey glaze thinning to mushroom around the rim and pooling slightly around the foot. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) diam., box  Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]