15 mars 2019

A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644)

Lot 616. A rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song-Ming dynasty (1127-1644). Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.1 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 350,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly potted body with rounded sides rising from a narrow tapering foot to a flaring rim notched into six lobes, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of grayish blue-green color, suffused with a matrix of dark gray and pale golden crackles, ending neatly at the foot revealing the dark brown body, the... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1326. A rare small Guanyao shallow dish, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of shallow form with flared sides, covered all over in a thick glaze of greyish-blue tone suffused with a network of black crackle continuing onto the base, the foot left unglazed to expose the buff grey ware, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Private English collection.Bluett & Sons, London.Private... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 5. A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty, 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate on request. Lot sold for HK$294,287,500. World Auction Record for Chinese Ceramics. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot, exquisitely veiled in a luminous and translucent bluish-green glaze suffused with a dense network of glistening ice crackles, the glaze thinning at the extremities to subtly reveal... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2017

Coupe, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), 13e siècle

Coupe, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), 13e siècle. H: 3,5 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA4245. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier.
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18 juillet 2017

A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1979. A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm.) diam. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - HK$6,000,000. Price Realized HK$11,412,000 ($1,476,979) © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The thinly potted body flaring widely from the narrow ring foot before rising to the very slightly everted rim cut with six notches, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of greyish blue-green tone suffused with dark crackle ending neatly at the foot exposing the biscuit burnt... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

A rare and superbly potted 'Guan' cup, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 3601. A rare and superbly potted 'Guan' cup, Southern Song dynasty. Estimation 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (933,753 - 1,400,630 EUR). Lot sold 9,680,000 (1,112,774 EUR). Photo Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short tapered foot, covered overall with an unctuous creamy greyish-blue glaze with a milky-green tint and suffused with a matrix of widely-spaced dark brown crackles stopping neatly above the footring, the exterior and base finely accented with faint golden... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2014

Back on Song ceramics sold at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

Lot 429. A rare Jizhou splashed black-glazed bowl , Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., box. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized: $30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Potted with rounded flaring sides rising from a knife-cut foot ring to a finger-grooved band below the lipped rim, the interior with recessed center boldly decorated with an irregular pattern of swirls of variegated russet and pale milky brown color reserved on the blackish-brown ground, the exterior similarly... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2012

A 'Guanyao' Leaf-Shaped Brush Washer, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 AD)

A 'Guanyao' Leaf-Shaped Brush Washer, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 AD). Photo Stockholm Auktionsverk the pale greyish-brown glaze covered throughout with a black-stained crackle, divided into seven sections, together with a wooden stand, length 16 cm; the top of the leaf with a repair. Estimate SEK 75 000-80 000 (€ 9 100-9 700) Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Laboratory Ralf Kotalla, 17 April 2012, (700 years +/- 20%) PROVENANCE: Swedish private Collection LITERATURE:... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2012

Song dynasty ceramic sells for $26.7M in Hong Kong

 An outstanding Ru guanyao lobed brush washer. Northern Song dynasty. Photo Sotheby's HONG KONG (AP).- A 900-year-old dish has smashed the record for Chinese Song dynasty ceramics sold at auction, fetching $26.7 million.  Sotheby's said Wednesday that eight bidders competed for the Ruyao washer over 15 minutes before it sold for 208 million Hong Kong dollars ($26.7 million). That was triple the pre-sale estimate.  Sotheby's said the price surpassed the previous record set in April 2008 for Song dynasty ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2012

An outstanding Ru guanyao lobed brush washer, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 101. An outstanding Ru guanyao lobed brush washer, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 60,000,000-80,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 207,860,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's overwhelmingly beautiful, finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a wide flat base raised on a slightly splayed foot, the thin walls divided into six evenly spaced lobes by small pinched notches each extending to a vertical groove, fully enveloped in a luscious caesious coloured glaze, a tactile delight, suffused with a latent... [Lire la suite]
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