18 avril 2022

A large straw-glazed jar and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 646. A large straw-glazed jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height overall 12⅛ in., 30.8 cm; wood stand. Lot sold: 7,560 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C122c82. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China / 5000... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

A Massive Straw-Glazed 'dragon-handled' Amphora, Xing or Gongxian kilns, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 162. A Massive Straw-Glazed 'dragon-handled' Amphora, Xing or Gongxian kilns, Tang dynasty (618-907); 22 1/4in (56.5cm) high. Sold for US$ 12,750 (€ 10,862). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of extremely large size, the elegant rounded oviform body set below a tall waisted neck with a cup-shaped mouth, two dragon-form strapwork handles rising from the shoulder and biting the rim of the mouth, all under a finely-crackled straw glaze of green hue, attractively pooling at the shoulder and cup-shaped mouth. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

A Cizhou painted figure of a lady, Southern Song - Jin dynasty, and a straw-glazed figure of a groom, Tang dynasty

Lot 1049. A Cizhou painted figure of a lady, Southern Song - Jin dynasty, and a straw-glazed figure of a groom, Tang dynasty; 24.5 and 22.7 cm. . Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Note: A similar figure of a lady was sold in these rooms, 31st May 2019, lot 400. A similar figure of a man was sold in our New York rooms, 24th June 2020, lot 1078. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2021

A large straw-glazed 'dragon'-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5084. A large straw-glazed 'dragon'-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 51.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 56,700 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
25 mai 2021

Ceramic pillows from the Dream Quest Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

The Dream Quest Collection was assembled since 1990. Beginning with an interest in Cizhou ceramic pillows, the collector gradually expanded his collection to other provincial kilns. Thence, a comprehensive collection of over 100 ceramic pillows, spanning from the Tang to the Qing dynasties, of various shapes, techniques, glazes and decoration was amassed. The Dream Quest Collection of ceramic pillows is unquestionably second to the renowned Yeung Wing Tak Collection. Lot 426. An amber-glazed marbled pillow, Tang dynasty... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2020

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 166. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising to a waisted neck supporting a cupped mouth with a rolled lip rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of dragon handles springing up from the shoulders and biting the rim of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a very pale straw white glaze pooling in the recesses.  Provenance: John Sparks... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2019

A straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 322. A straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-906); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 12,500 HKD (1,597 USD). © Sotheby's. the ovoid body surmounted by a waisted neck and cupped mouth, set with a pair of dragon handles, applied overall with a translucent straw-coloured glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
28 novembre 2019

A rare straw-glazed marbled bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3063. A rare straw-glazed marbled bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 ¾ in. (17.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is with rounded sides rising from the broad foot ring to a slightly everted rim. It is decorated inside and out with a fine marbled pattern depicting six-petal florets. Each petal is detailed with wavy lines of a brown clay against a buff clay ground, radiating from a central stamen inlaid with... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 233. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The high shoulder of the baluster body applied with a pair of double- strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the rim of the cup-shaped mouth, covered with a finely crackled glaze of slightly olive tone that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine-grained ware partially... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2019

A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618)  

Lot 1315. A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The slender figures similarly attired in shawls draped over their shoulders and long dresses falling in folds from a sash tied around the bodice, the hair pulled up and bound in a bun on top of the head, some with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: The Estate of Jerome K.... [Lire la suite]