28 mars 2011

A 'Cizhou' vase (meiping), Song Dynasty

A 'Cizhou' vase (meiping), Song Dynasty. photo Sotheby's of tall ovoid form tapering to a slightly splayed foot, the shoulders rising to a narrow neck with lipped rim, applied overall with a creamy white slip beneath a translucent finely crackled glaze; height 12 1/2 in., 31. 7 cm. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 42,500 USD Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com
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20 février 2011

Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of "Song" Ceramics At Sotheby's

A Fine and Extremely Rare 'Xingyao' Ewer dating to the 10th century (est. $400/600,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia week series of auctions will include a remarkable single owner collection of Chinese ceramics formed over 25 years. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics will take place on 23 March 2011 in New York. The collection encompasses a wide range of ‘Song’ Dynasty ceramic art which is known for its timeless beauty and elegance. Among the highlights of the 83 lot... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2010

Ceramics from Song Dynasty, Jin Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty & Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon lotus bowl. Song Dynasty. photo Bonhams Its wide, curving well rising from a flat floor and its exterior walls carved with overlapping lotus petals, the limpid gray-green glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 6 1/4in (16cm) diameter - Sold for $3,965 Provenance: Ex-collection Pankow Family Trust, San Francisco;purchased Bonhams & Butterfields Fine Asian Works of Art sale, 7 June 2005, part lot 2147 A Longquan celadon glazed stoneware jar with carved floral decoration. Ming Dynasty. photo... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2010

Cizhou stoneware tea bowl with ‘hare’s fur’ glaze. China, Northern to Southern Song dynasty, 12th or early 13th century

Cizhou stoneware tea bowl with ‘hare’s fur’ glaze. China, Northern to Southern Song dynasty, 12th or early 13th century Diameter: 4 1/2 inches, 11.4 cm. Height: 2 1/8 inches, 5.4 cm. Price on application A stoneware bowl, the steeply sloping sides rising from the short, knife-pared foot towards an incurving rim. The exterior and interior of the bowl are covered in several layers of glaze. The top layer has a high gloss and displays a dense pattern of russet ‘hare’s fur’ streaks extending from just below the rim on the inside... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A large Cizhou 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

A large Cizhou 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Yuan/early Ming Dynasty Of globular form rising to broad shoulders and a short neck, the stoneware body painted with a cream slip, painted in brown with two large quatrefoil panels, one enclosing a fierce dragon amidst crashing waves, the other enclosing a phoenix in flight amidst clouds, the shoulder painted with a broad foliate band, the interior painted with a brown slip.  27.4cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £12,000 - 15,000  - Unsold Footnote: The dating of this lot... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2009

Rare green-glazed cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase. Northern Song dynasty, 11th century, or later

A rare green-glazed cizhou sgraffiato 'peony' vase. Northern Song dynasty, 11th century, or later The well-balanced baluster body supported on a high splayed foot and with a tall tapering neck ending on a wide rolled-out everted rim, delicately carved and incised with two large peony blooms borne on leafy stems, all above a band of overlapping petals at the base. 11 in. (31 cm.) high. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 - Price realised : £18,750  Provenance: Acquired by a European collector from Kusaka Shogado in Japan in the... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2009

A blue-black glazed cizhou ware pottery meiping, China, Ming dynasty

A blue-black glazed cizhou ware pottery meiping, China, Ming dynasty Small chip to rim, few small glaze chips. H. 27,2 cm. Est. 8 000 EUR Provenance: Former property from the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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30 mars 2009

Two chinese cizhou carved stoneware pillows, Song Jin dynasty (12th- 13th century)

Two chinese cizhou carved stoneware pillows, Song Jin dynasty (12th- 13th century) The larger, 11in. (28cm.) wide (2)  Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
05 mars 2009

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century Well carved with a broad band of peony scroll bearing three large blossoms framed by leafy, curving stems between a band of narrow overlapping petals below and overlapping leaf tips on the shoulder which issue from the base of the short neck surmounted by a dished, everted mouth, all in dark brown reserved on a white slip ground and covered with a clear glaze through which the details have been incised, the recessed base with a splash of brown... [Lire la suite]