Important Chinese Art

Sotheby's
London

Datum der Auktion: 15.05.2019

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A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON TRIPOD CENSER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the compressed globular body rising from three short tapering legs to a short straight neck and broad everted rim, each leg with a narrow flange running up to a band at the shoulder, covered overall with an even matte blue-green glaze Width 9.5 cm, 3 3/4 in

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A 'JIZHOU' 'TORTOISESHELL' BOWL SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

with the deep rounded sides flaring from a narrow flat foot, covered overall with a brownish-black glaze and splashed with caramel-beige tones simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze finishing just above the knife-pared foot, the base unglazed revealing the buff body 11.2 cm, 4 3/8 in

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A 'CIZHOU' SGRAFFIATO BLACK-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUN PING SONG / JIN...

the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall in white slip overlaid with a brilliant brownish-black glaze, the central band around the body with the glaze cut away to reveal reserve-decorated leafy floral sprays, between similarly

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A 'JIZHOU' 'LEAF'-DECORATED BOWL SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the steeply flaring conical sides rising from a concave base, decorated to the interior with a buff-coloured leaf reserved against a rich dark brown glaze thinning to brown at the rim, stopping at the unglazed foot 15 cm, 5 7/8 in

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' TRIPOD CENSER SONG / JIN DYNASTY

the globular body with a broad tapering neck and flat everted rim, supported on three short cabriole legs, covered with a pale-blue glaze liberally applied with a large single splash transferring from purple to a purplish-red tone, the glaze thinning to a buff tone at the rim and falling short of

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A CELADON-GLAZED LOBED BOWL SONG DYNASTY

delicately potted, the lobed body with five deep rounded sides, the underside with a single incised line just below the rim, applied overall with a smooth olive-green glaze save for the unglazed foot burnt orange in the firing 12.6 cm, 5 in

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A CARVED 'YAOZHOU' CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, crisply carved around the exterior with four rows of overlapping petals resembling a lotus flower, applied overall with an attractive olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recessed areas stopping around the foot, the

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE 'JUN' FOLIATE-RIM VASE NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY

of archaic zun-form, the central globular bulb with a narrow ridge supported on a tall splayed foot, the elegant neck sweeping up the everted rim, the mouth festooned with five lobed, radiating petals, evenly covered overall in a lustrous lavender-blue glaze mottled with lilac and milk-white

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 500.000 £ - 700.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A FINE AND LARGE 'CIZHOU' PAINTED AND SGRAFFIATO MEIPING NORTHERN SONG...

the slender tapering baluster body rising from a recessed base to broad shoulders ending in a narrow neck with tapering conical mouth, covered overall in an ivory-white slip, incised around the body with a band of interlinked cash motifs against a fish-roe ground above a band of incised upright

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A WHITE-GLAZED BASIN 10TH CENTURY

the deep rounded sides rising from a flat base to an angled shoulder and flaring rim, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white body 23.5 cm, 9 1/4 in

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RUSSET PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUN PING NORTHERN SONG...

the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall with a lustrous brownish-black glaze and boldly painted with two stylised floral sprigs, the foot unglazed revealing the buff stoneware, Japanese wood box Quantity: 2 28.3 cm, 11 1/8 in

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' BUBBLE BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a rich glossy lavender-blue glaze fading to a mushroom tone around the rim, suffused with mottled splashes of deep lavender and blue tone to the interior and exterior, the glaze falling short of the foot

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A 'JIAN' 'HARES-FUR' BOWL SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

of deep conical form, with a very slight groove below the lip and a shallow straight foot, covered overall with a thick lustrous black glaze terminating in thick drops just above the unglazed foot showing the dark brown body beneath, the interior and exterior suffused with light silvery 'hares-fur

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RARE 'JIZHOU' 'PLUM BLOSSOM DEER' MEIPING SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the elegantly potted tapering body rising to broad rounded shoulders, sweeping up to a short neck with everted rim, finely decorated with a buff-tone glaze on a dark brown ground with concentric rows of resist technique discs mimicking the markings on the Sika deer, save for the knife-pared footring

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 200.000 £ - 300.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A LARGE PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' HANDLED JAR YUAN DYNASTY

sturdily potted, the deep sides rising from a short splayed foot to a short wide neck, flanked by a pair of loop handles to the side, splashed to one side and to the handles with a rich purple on the pale blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the rim and stopping irregularly above the foot to

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RARE LARGE 'JIAN' 'HARE'S FUR' BOWL SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the conical sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings thinning to russet at the rim and pooling in a line and in thick droplets above the foot revealing the brown body 17.5 cm, 6 7/8 in

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A FINE AND RARE 'JUN' TEA BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the short spreading foot supporting gently rounded conical sides rising to a flared rim, evenly applied on the interior and exterior with a fine milky sky-blue glaze suffused with pale crackles and draining to a mushroom tone at the rim, the glaze pooling unevenly above the unglazed foot 11.4 cm, 4

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED JAR AND COVER NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

the ovoid body rising from a short foot to a slightly tapered neck, flanked by a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze stopping irregularly around the base, accentuated with russet splashes, the domed cover with a flat rim surmounted by a button finial, similarly decorated

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

of compressed globular form with a straight neck and a broad everted rim, supported on three splayed legs each moulded with a vertical flange, covered overall with a rich, lustrous sea-green glaze, the later Japanese silver domed cover pierced with a pair of phoenix amongst foliage Quantity: 2 14

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RARE LARGE MARBLED MEIPING FIVE DYNASTIES - SONG DYNASTY

the subtly waisted lower body rising to broad shoulders and a tall waisted neck with an everted rim, elegantly potted using striated and interlocking cream and dark brown coloured clays creating a radiating feathered pattern, the rim and foot covered with a creamy-white slip 46 cm, 18 1/8 in

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 100.000 £ - 150.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' JAR WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to an incurved rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with five-clawed dragons, phoenix and cranes amidst swirling cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue 13 cm, 5 1/4 in

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 70.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX' BOWL JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD

of square section, the slightly rounded flaring sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted to each side with a phoenix soaring amidst floral blossoms borne on undulating stems bearing lush foliage, the interior decorated with a stylised character within a double square to the

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A RARE IRON-RED AND YELLOW 'DRAGON' JAR JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD

the compressed baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, boldly painted around the body and shoulders with two sinuous scaly yellow dragons striding amidst leafy scrolling ruyi, all between rocks and waves at the base and ruyi clouds at the shoulder and reserved on a rich

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' MEIPING MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

the baluster body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a short narrow neck with an everted rim, freely painted in dark cobalt-blue with a scrolling meander of leafy stems and lotus blooms, between double line borders, the foot encircled with a lappet border, the shoulder adorned with three

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE LOBED BASIN WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

the hexagonally lobed deep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a broad everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing butterflies and dragonflies hovering above flowering chrysanthemum and peony, encircled in each lobe of the well by a floral spray and a foliate scroll band

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A FINE AND VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' MEIPING WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

the tapered baluster body rising from a recessed base to a broad rounded shoulder and short tapered neck with galleried rim, densely painted to the body with leafy scrolling lotus blooms, all between elongated lappet borders around the foot and to the rounded shoulder, the base of the neck encircled

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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TWO DOUCAI 'ROMANCE OF THE WEST CHAMBER' DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

each painted to the interior with scenes from the Romance of the West Chamber, one with Yingying and Hongniang in a garden listening to Zhang Sheng playing the qin outside the walls, the other with four figures in a fenced garden Quantity: 2 The larger 26.3 cm. 10 1/4 in

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A DOUCAI JARDINIÈRE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

with steep gently rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, painted around the exterior with two scenes of scholars and their attendants in a rocky garden setting, divided by stylised characters, the base unglazed Diam. 30.6 cm, 12 in

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A DOUCAI 'FLORAL' BOWL DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, painted and enamelled around the exterior with three stylised floral sprays, the interior with a floral scroll medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue 12.5 cm, 4 7/8 in

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A DOUCAI 'SHOU' BOWL DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD

the rounded sides of the exterior decorated with five stylised shou characters, all framed by further scrolling foliage and iron-red bats, with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue 12.8 cm. 5 in

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019