21 juin 2011

Stoneware ceramics from the Harvard Art Museums, sold to benefit the Asian Acquisition Fund

A Yaozhou celadon glazed stoneware bowl. Northern Song Period. Photo Bonhams The walls of its deep curving well divided by six radiating lines and the exterior incised with a single band below the rim, the olive green glaze applied to all surfaces except the foot pad exhibiting a dense web of craze lines and burnt to a golden brown where thinly applied around the foot area. 7 7/8in (20cm) diameter - Estimate: US$4,000 - 6,000 Property from the Harvard Art Museums, sold to benefit the Asian Acquisition Fund    A... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2011

Song ceramics @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A fine and rare Konoha Temmoku tea bowl. Southern Song Dynasty, 12th/ 13th century.  Photo Sotheby's of 'Jizhou' manufacture, of conical shape with a small raised knob in the centre, covered with a fine opaque dark brown glaze that leaves the lip in a slightly lighter tone, and decorated on the inside with a large trefoil tree leaf with worm-eaten holes, forming an attractive yellowish-brown silhouette with fine veining, ivory-tinted edges and a honey-coloured stem, the low narrow footring and recessed base exposed in the... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2011

A Yunyao bowl with a purple splash & A Yaozhou bowl with engraved lotos. Song-Yuan dynasty

A Yunyao bowl with a purple splash, China, Song-Yuan dynasty. © 2011 Nagel - Auctions D. 8,6 cmD. 8,6 cm. Very slightly chipped. Estimate  500 € Property from an old German private collection, bought between WW I and WW II in the Berlin art trade. A Yaozhou bowl with engraved lotos, China, Song-Yuan dynasty. © 2011 Nagel - Auctions D. 15,5 cm. Good condition. Estimate 400 € Property from a German private collection. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. May 6th-7th 2011 www.auction.de
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28 avril 2010

Sotheby's Announces London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A Fine and Exceptionally Rare Pair of Imperial Gilt-Bronze and Cloisonné Models of Magpies in Winter Plum Trees, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (est. £500,000-700,000). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s record-breaking Spring sales series in Hong Kong, which totalled almost HK$2 billion, Sotheby’s biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 and presents for sale over 220 lots. The auction, estimated to realise approximately £4 million, will be... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2010

Song dynasty ceramics @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A very rare imperially inscribed small guanyao vase. Southern Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of tapering pear shape raised on a tall foot, covered overall with a thick crackled glaze of bluish-grey tone thinning on the edges of the lug handles, the foot rim left unglazed revealing the dark greyish-brown ware, the base finely inscribed with an imperial poem praising its charm and essence, followed by a Qianlong cyclical bingxu date, corresponding to the summer of 1766, and one seal reading... [Lire la suite]