19 septembre 2017

A white-glazed bowl and ewer, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 964. A white-glazed bowl and ewer, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate 800 — 1,200 USD. Lot sold 1,875 USD. © Sotheby's   the bowl with a deep, rounded body over a short foot, covered overall in a glossy white glaze, the rim bound in metal; the ewer of lobed ovoid form rising from a tapered foot to a cupped mouth, the rounded shoulder set with two small single-strap handles and a short spout opposite a flattened handle stamped Wang X in relief (2). Diameter of bowl 8 5/8 ... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2017

A rare Jun blue-glazed ewer, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 1153. A rare Jun blue-glazed ewer, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368), 3 ¾ in. (9.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000.  © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The vessel is covered overall with a thick pale blue glaze thinning to a mushroom color towards the mouth rim and edges. The interior below the mouth, the foot ring and parts of the underside are unglazed. Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York, circa 2000. Christie’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A dark olive-green-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 1129. A dark olive-green-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century, 7 ½ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The oviform body is scored with vertical triple-line bands and applied with bows with trailing ends 'tied' around the base of the double spout and the double strap handle, and applied with a pair of small loops on the shoulder below the tall neck that flares to the upright rim. The ewer is covered... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 1159. A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279); 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The oval body is set with a short spout and has a Y-shaped rope-form handle terminating in two molded floral appliques. The whole is covered in a clear ivory glaze that continues onto the base, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Kichi Ominami Collection, Japan, prior to 1970s. Note: A Song dynasty Ding ewer with a similar handle was excavated... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 19. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 10 in., 25.5cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 936,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's inspired by a metalwork prototype, elegantly potted with a broad cylindrical body molded with two ribbed fillets between two registers of molded chrysanthemum petals, rising to a rounded shoulder and waisted neck with a bulbous mid-section and flaring gently to a broad spout, finely painted in... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 1118. A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century, 8 ¾ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is covered with a dark brown glaze decorated with splashes of pale bluish cream color that highlight the three arrangements of floret appliques on the shoulder and the handle that rises to the pinched mouth rim. Provenance: IIn Hong Kong prior to 1996.Sotheby's New York, 22... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2017

Gold Ewer and Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Ewer, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 8 9/16 x 8 3/16 inches (21.7 x 20.8 cm). Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1950, 1950-118-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 2 13/16 x 10 3/16 inches (7.1 x 25.9 cm). Purchased with Museum funds, 1950, 1950-74-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. During periods of the Ming dynasty, laws restricted... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2017

White porcelain ewer, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th - 13th century

White porcelain ewer, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th - 13th century. H. 17.3, mouth D. 4.0, bottom D. 8.3. From Tsuyukiri, Kanzeonnji, Dazaifushi, Fukuoka prefecture. Gift of Mr. Kanzaki Otokichi, G3423 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
12 août 2017

Ewer with floral design, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Ewer with floral design, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Porcelain painted in copper red, Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Height: 36.9 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee, C.857-1936 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This ewer for wine is painted with a floral design using copper as a colourant. It has not fired successfully and in some places the colour has turned grey rather than the... [Lire la suite]