The Songde Tang Collection - Song Dynasty Ceramics

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Date of the auction: 03.12.2021

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A SMALL QNIGBAI VASE

A SMALL QNIGBAI VASE NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The vase is raised on a spreading foot rising towards the globular body below the trumpet neck supporting a cup-shaped mouth. It is covered with a translucent glaze of aquamarine tone. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2801

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A QINGBAI ZHADOU

A QINGBAI ZHADOU NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The jar rises from a flat base towards a small globular body beneath a widely flared rim. The wide mouth is incised with a foliate scroll. 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2802

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI ‘LOTUS’ CONICAL BOWL

A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI ‘LOTUS’ CONICAL BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The bowl is exquisitely potted with wide flaring sides rising from a small foot ring. The interior is delicately carved with lotus blossoms growing elegantly from undulating stems amid water weeds and flower heads. It is

Lot #: 2803

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A QINGBAI FIGURE OF A HOUND

A QINGBAI FIGURE OF A HOUND SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The hound is freely modelled resting on its haunches, and covered in a thin glaze of bluish tone. 3 in. (8 cm.) wide, box

Lot #: 2804

Estimate: HK$20,000 - HK$30,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI FISH BASKET-FORM JAR AND COVER

A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI FISH BASKET-FORM JAR AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Potted in the form of a woven bamboo basket and lid, both are covered in a translucent glaze of pale aquamarine tone. 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high, Japanese wood box

Lot #: 2805

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A QINGBAI FOLIATE RIM CUP AND CUP STAND

A QINGBAI FOLIATE RIM CUP AND CUP STAND NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The cup has flared sides with six subtle petal-shaped lobes rising to a rim notched to conform to the lobed sides. The stand is potted with a central two-tiered platform, recessed at the top, all raised on a slightly splayed

Lot #: 2806

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE QINGBAI OCTAGONAL ‘PRUNUS’ MEIPING AND COVER

A RARE QINGBAI OCTAGONAL ‘PRUNUS’ MEIPING AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Both the vase and cover are of conforming octagonal shape and each facet is relief moulded with a prunus spray. The glaze of pale blue tone. 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2807

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE QINGBAI LOTUS-FORM CUP AND CUP STAND

A RARE QINGBAI LOTUS-FORM CUP AND CUP STAND NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The cup is well potted with petal-lobed sides, above a lotus blossom to the central medallion. The cup stand is moulded to the top with overlapping lotus petals. Both are covered in an attractive even greenish-blue glaze

Lot #: 2808

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE QINGBAI CENSER

A RARE QINGBAI CENSER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The censer is potted with a flat everted mouth and a u-shaped body rising from a pagoda-like base. The upper section of the base is modelled with a stylised chrysanthemum-form skirt. It is covered with a pale bluish-white glaze. 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high

Lot #: 2809

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ VASE

A FINE AND RARE QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127- 1279) The globular vase with gently lobed sides divided by double ribs, is applied with a relief moulded dragon coiled around the neck, extending to the shoulder. The glaze of pale blue tone. 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood

Lot #: 2810

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE LARGE CARVED QINGBAI ‘PEONY’ BOWL

A RARE LARGE CARVED QINGBAI ‘PEONY’ BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The bowl is formed with a slightly everted foliate rim and is freely carved to the interior with two peonies and scrolling branches while the central medallion features a leafy spray. It is covered in an attractive pale glaze

Lot #: 2811

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE QINGBAI MEIPING AND COVER

A RARE QINGBAI MEIPING AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Both the vase and cover are covered with a translucent glaze of a lustrous bluish tone, the glaze on the vase ending above the foot revealing the white biscuit body. 8 ¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2812

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE LARGE JUN PURPLE-SPLASHED BOWL

A FINE LARGE JUN PURPLE-SPLASHED BOWL JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) The bowl is covered inside and out with a thick lavender-blue glaze. The interior is applied with two purplish-red splashes connected by a thin line. 9 in. (23 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2813

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A LARGE JUN DISH

A LARGE JUN DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The shallow dish is well potted with rounded sides rising to the slightly inverted rim. The dish is covered overall with a glaze of pale lavender tone which thins to mushroom at the rim, and continues onto the countersunk base which has five spur

Lot #: 2814

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE LARGE JUN PURPLE-SPLASHED BOWL

A FINE LARGE JUN PURPLE-SPLASHED BOWL JIN-YUAN DYNASTY (1115-1368) The deep bowl is covered with a pale blue glaze applied with purplish-red splashes suffused with copper green spots. The thick glaze on the exterior stops short of the finely cut foot to expose the biscuit body. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm

Lot #: 2815

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE HENAN DONGGOU SKY-BLUE GLAZED DISH

A RARE HENAN DONGGOU SKY-BLUE GLAZED DISH NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234) The dish is covered overall with a crackled, intense azure-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the mouth rim and an area on the underside. The foot is unglazed, revealing the pale grey body. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam

Lot #: 2816

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE CARVED YUE ‘BIRDS AND FLOWERS’ BOX AND COVER

A RARE CARVED YUE ‘BIRDS AND FLOWERS’ BOX AND COVER FIVE DYNASTIES-NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (907-1127) The domed cover is carved with alternating birds and flowers. The box is carved to the exterior with overlapping petals. 3 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box

Lot #: 2817

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘GOOSE AND REEDS’ SHALLOW BOWL

A FINE AND RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘GOOSE AND REEDS’ SHALLOW BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The central medallion depicts a single goose flying amidst reeds, clenching a branch in its beak, encircled by a border of scrolling foliage on the cavetto. The exterior is decorated with two bands of

Lot #: 2818

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON DRUM-FORM JAR AND COVER

A FINE SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON DRUM-FORM JAR AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) Both sides of the jar are applied with moulded flower and ring handle appliqués with a ring of raised bosses to the lid and base. It is covered with a glaze of powder-green tone. 3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2819

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON OCTAGONAL ‘EIGHT TRIGRAMS’ TRIPOD CENSER

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON OCTAGONAL ‘EIGHT TRIGRAMS’ TRIPOD CENSER NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) Each section of the facetted body is moulded with the Eight Trigrams within square borders, all above a band of flames , and encircled by lotus petals at the base. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2820

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A SMALL MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE

A SMALL MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The vase is moulded with a central peony meander above a band of upright petals, the neck flanked by a pair of ring handles. It is covered overall in an attractive glaze of rich blue-green tone. 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2821

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX’ VASE

A FINE AND VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX’ VASE NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The ribbed neck is flanked by a pair of moulded phoenixes above the baluster body, carved in relief with four registers of overlapping lotus petals. The lotus petals are detailed with finely incised lines denoting

Lot #: 2822

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A LONGQUAN CELADON HANDLED CUP

A LONGQUAN CELADON HANDLED CUP SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The vessel is applied along one edge of the rim with a bracket-shaped flange above a loop ring handle. It is covered overall under a glaze of bluish-celadon colour with some smoky tones. 4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) wide, box

Lot #: 2823

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A VERY RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ BOX AND COVER

A VERY RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ BOX AND COVER SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368) Of circular form, the cover is carved with an elaborated peony spray, covered overall with an attractive green glaze stopping short of the rims and the ring foot of the box where it reveals the unglazed body. 6 ¾

Lot #: 2824

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON JAR AND COVER

A RARE SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON JAR AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The high shouldered jar is potted with a convex base encircled by an unglazed foot. The lotus leaf-form cover with an undulating rim. Both the jar and cover are covered overall in an attractive glaze of rich blue-green

Lot #: 2825

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE LONGQUAN CELADON LOTUS-FORM DISH

A FINE LONGQUAN CELADON LOTUS-FORM DISH SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The dish with shallow flared sides rising from a short foot is moulded on the exterior with a band of upright lotus petals, covered inside and out with a thick unctuous glaze of pale sea-green tone with the exception of the

Lot #: 2826

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A VERY RARE YAOZHOU FLORAL-FORM STEM CUP AND CUP STAND

A VERY RARE YAOZHOU FLORAL-FORM STEM CUP AND CUP STAND FIVE DYNASTIES-NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (907-1127) The cup is potted with lobed sides rising to the rim of conforming form. The cup stand with a raised centre encircled by moulded lotus petals. Cupstand: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

Lot #: 2827

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE LARGE MOULDED YAOZHOU ‘PEONY’ BOWL

A FINE LARGE MOULDED YAOZHOU ‘PEONY’ BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The bowl is moulded on the interior with six peonies growing from scrolling and entwined branches. It is carved to the exterior with vertical lines representing overlapping petals, covered overall with a sea-green glaze with

Lot #: 2828

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A VERY RARE YAOZHOU BLACK-GLAZED CYLINDRICAL VASE

A VERY RARE YAOZHOU BLACK-GLAZED CYLINDRICAL VASE NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The vase is sturdily potted with a straight cylindrical body rising from a slightly splayed foot, towards a small lipped mouth. It is covered overall in a glaze of brownish-black tone, except for the base and foot. 9

Lot #: 2829

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE YAOZHOU FLORAL-FORM BOWL

A RARE YAOZHOU FLORAL-FORM BOWL FIVE DYNASTIES-NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (907-1127) The bowl is thinly potted with scalloped sides rising to a foliate rim, covered inside and out with a finely crackled glaze of a subtle green tone. 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2830

Estimate: HK$240,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021