19 novembre 2017

A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 318. A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty. 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body painted with three scholars seated in a garden with bamboo and plantain, between stylised tulip sprays and a floral band at the neck and pendent lappets above the foot, the curved spout and the C-shaped handle painted with clouds. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A brown-glazed 'paper-cut' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 101. A brown-glazed 'paper-cut' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). 11 3/4in (30cm) high. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 10,000 (€6,000 - 8,600). Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The oviform body surmounted by a waisted neck, the mouth pinched to form a spout and applied with an integral cover connected to a strap handle, the front decorated with three paper-cut designs of quatrefoil patterns and a rhinoceros, reserved against the dark-brown glaze that stops at the buff-colored base above the... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2017

A fine and rare black glazed 'Yaozhou' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties

Lot 22. A fine and rare black glazed 'Yaozhou' ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties, 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 -- 30,000 USD. Lot sold 33,600 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, the pear-shaped body set with a waisted neck and a pinched lip for a spout opposite a strap handle terminating in a scroll on the shoulder, applied evenly overall with a deep brown glaze thinning at the rim and along the edges to a russet brown, stopping neatly before the unglazed foot revealing an oatmeal body. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2017

A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99

Lot 67.  A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical body with gadrooned rim, embossed with foliate bands between a plain girdle, entwined bifurcated handle, auricular spout, the baluster stem embossed with swirling flutes, on a similarly embossed circular base, later crested, later French swan control mark; 28.6cm., 11 1/4 in. high; 1228gr., 39oz. 8dwt. Provenance: Sotheby's,... [Lire la suite]
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]