01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A large purple-splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty 

Lot 219. A large purple-splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty. Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of shallow circular form, the rounded sides gently curving to a flat recessed base supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, the mouth rim decorated with a band of evenly spaced bosses between two narrow raised bands, a further band of bosses above the feet, the glaze on the interior of a milky-blue... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A rare 'Ru-tupe' narcissus bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 601. A rare 'Ru-tupe' narcissus bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1736-1795); 21.5cm, 8 1/2 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the octagonally lobed body with rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base to an everted rim, all supported on three short cabriole legs and covered overall in a pale bluish-grey glaze.  Exhibited: Ju and Kuan Wares, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1952, cat. no. 110.  ... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Narcissus Bowl, Jun ware, Song dynasty (960-1127)

Narcissus Bowl, Jun ware, Song dynasty (960-1127). Stoneware with blue glaze, 2 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (6.35 x 16.19 x 16.19 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.174.2 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Linru in Henan province appears to have been the main production center for Jun wares known for their thick, strikingly beautiful rich blue glazes. While green, white and black ware were common by late Tang, light blue ceramics with purple-red splashes were unknown until Jun ware was developed in... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2015

A rare 'Jun' narcissus bowl, early Ming dynasty

Lot 81. A rare 'Jun' narcissus bowl, early Ming dynasty; 21.6cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 GBP. Lot sold 365,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, encircled by a band of studs repeated between raised ribs on the slightly incurved rim, the fine purplish-blue glaze mottled overall in pale milky-blue and draining around the rim, on the raised studs and on the feet to a mushroom colour, the interior suffused with 'worm tracks', the flat base applied with a brown wash... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

A large purple-splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 3603. A large purple-splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty. Estimation 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (233,438 - 350,157 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow circular form, the rounded sides gently curving down to a flat recessed base supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, the mouthrim decorated with a band of evenly spaced bosses between two narrow raised bands, above a further band of bosses above the feet, the glaze on the interior of a... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2015

A fine and brilliantly splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 3602. A fine and brilliantly splashed lavender-glazed 'Jun' narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty. Estimation 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (933,753 - 1,400,630 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.  of circular section with shallow rounded sides resting on three bold ruyi-head bracket feet, the outer rim moulded with two thin raised fillets enclosing a band of evenly spaced drum-nail bosses, above a row of subtle bosses encircling the base above the feet, covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze suffused... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2013

A lavender-glazed Imperial 'jun' narcissus bowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 3045. A lavender-glazed Imperial 'jun' narcissus bowl. Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 23.8 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,800,000 HKD.Photo:  Sotheby's. the lobed sides divided in six bracket-foliations, rising to a barbed everted rim with a beaded border, supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, the glaze on the interior of milky-lavender tone pooling in the centre, the exterior of vivid purple tone, thinning to a mushroom tone on the edges of the rim and... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2011

An unusual and very rare celadon-glazed barbed-rim Narcissus Bowl, China, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period.

An unusual and very rare celadon-glazed barbed-rim Narcissus Bowl, China, Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auktionen Strongly potted with shallow lobed sides rising to an everted rim of corresponding foliate shape, supported on five ruyi feet. D. 22,5 cm. Estimate 30000 / 50000 € Provenance: Christie's Hongkong, 28.10.2002, Lot 716 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
25 mars 2011

Ten best of Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics @ Sorheby"s

The second single owner collection of the series, Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics, achieved a total of $9,039,375, comfortably exceeding the $4.7/6.8 million estimate. The sale was led by A Rare Imperial Numbered ‘Jun’ Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty which sold for $2,210,500, many multiples of the $200/300,000 estimate. A Very Fine Carved ‘Ding’ ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty fetched $866,500, comfortably exceeding the $500/700,000 estimate and A Rare Molded ‘Ding’ Basin, Jin... [Lire la suite]