31 août 2010

Song ceramics @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza

A very rare Geyao octagonal archaistic hu-form vase. Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Made in imitation of a Shang dynasty bronze and of octagonal form raised on a tall foot of conforming shape, the tapered neck flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered all over and on the base in a pale creamy glaze suffused with a network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with golden-brown crackle ('golden threads'), stopping above the foot to expose the dark grey ware burnt pale... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2009

A rare large 'kinuta' longquan celadon tripod censer. Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A rare large 'kinuta' longquan celadon tripod censer. Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) Well potted with compressed body raised on three splayed, tapering supports relief-decorated with a single vertical rib issuing from a similar rib at the edge of the high canted shoulder below the upright neck and flared mouth rim, covered all over with a luminous glaze of blue-green color thinning to a whitish tone on the edge of the mouth rim and ribs and ending in an uneven line fired to a pale orange. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam., 6 3/8 in.... [Lire la suite]