Thu, 29th Sep 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 92
 

92

A YUE CELADON-GLAZED FIGURE OF A RAM, WESTERN JIN DYNASTY
西晉越窯青釉臥羊

Starting price
€3,000
Estimate
€6,000
 

A buyer’s premium of 30.00% (including VAT) applies to the hammer price of this lot if your bid is successful.

Place Bid
Register for free live bidding   |   Request telephone bid

Lot details

China, 265-317. The recumbent animal resting upon its tucked-in hind legs and kneeling forelegs, with a robust rump, the voluminous body incised with wings, a curvaceous spine and short tail, its raised head pierced with a circular aperture on top, detailed with bulging eyes and lop ears encircled by distinct horns.

Provenance
: Canadian trade.
Condition: Very good condition commensurate with age, extensive old wear, shallow surface scratches and other traces of use, manufacturing flaws such as pitting, brown spots and glaze recesses, the glaze crackling is intentional, one ear is reattached, with an associated small chip.

Weight: 892 g
Dimensions: Length 19.8 cm

Applied overall with an olive-green glaze suffused by a dense network of crackles, except for the bottom of the four feet where the naked ware is revealed, partially burnt to a dark orange tone in the firing.

Expert’s note: This charming piece belongs to a group of playful vessels made for the scholar’s desk that was produced in kilns in northern Zhejiang and southern Jiangsu province. Vessels of this form have been unearthed from Three Kingdoms (220-265) and Jin (265-420) dynasty tombs, suggesting that they were highly treasured by their owners.

Literature comparison: Compare two related rams in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Jin and Tang Dynasties, Hong Kong, 1996, pls. 30 and 31. Compare one in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, published in Chinese Ceramics I, Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 58, and another in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, illustrated in Michael Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 71a. A similar ram is also illustrated in The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics, volume 4, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 163, together with an example without incised lines on the body, excavated from Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, pl. 164.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 25 November 2014, lot 1025
Price: HKD 1,360,000 or approx. EUR 194,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A 'yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and glaze, including the crackles. Note the slightly smaller size (15 cm), the lack of incisions to mark the fur, and the more elaborate depiction of the head and legs.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s London, 16 May 2018, lot 68
Price: GBP 50,000 or approx. EUR 64,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A 'yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and glaze as well as the related size (18 cm). Note that the incision work to mark the fur is slightly more elaborate, as well as the horns and hoofs.


西晉越窯青釉臥羊
中國,265-317年。羊臥伏狀,昂首平視,耳下可見彎曲的圓角。體態肥碩可愛。背部飾對稱的線條紋。腹部淺刻戳點和條紋,似羽翼張揚。線條流暢,造型優美。羊首上端開一圓洞。此器釉色青綠,晶瑩潤澤。釉厚處色調較深,釉薄處則淺淡,整體效果晶瑩明澈,四足底部露胎,呈深橙色。

來源:加拿大古玩交易市場。
品相:品相非常好,與年齡相稱,表面有大量劃痕、磨損和使用痕跡,製造缺陷如褐色斑點、釉面開片,一耳重新銜接過,帶有小磕損。

重量:892 克
尺寸:長19.8 厘米

專家注釋:這件擺件屬於浙江北部和江蘇南部越窯生產的器皿。 三國(220-265)和晉(265-420)代的墓葬出土了這種形式的器皿,表明它們受到主人的高度重視。

文獻比較:比較兩件相近的臥羊,見北京故宮博物館編,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集·晉唐瓷器》,香港,1996年,頁30-31。比較另一件臥羊,見香港藝術館編,Chinese Ceramics I, Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong,1991年,頁58。另一件收藏於牛津的Ashmolean Museum,見Michael Sullivan編,Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow,倫敦,1963年,頁71a。一件相似的臥羊,見《中國陶瓷全集》,輯四,上海,2000年,頁163。同本書另一件沒有刻紋的臥羊,出土於浙江江蘇,頁164。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2014年11月25日, lot 1025
價格:HKD 1,360,000(相當於今日EUR 194,000
描述:西晉越窯青釉臥羊
專家評論:比較相似的外型、釉色和釉面開片,但沒有標記皮毛紋路,頭部和足部雕刻較細緻。請注意尺寸較小 (15 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比, 16 May 2018, lot 68
價格:GBP 50,000 (相當於今日EUR 64,000
描述:西晉越窯青釉臥羊
專家評論:比較相似的外型、釉色和尺寸 (18 厘米)。請注意皮毛紋路、羊角和蹄雕刻較細緻。

 
 

China, 265-317. The recumbent animal resting upon its tucked-in hind legs and kneeling forelegs, with a robust rump, the voluminous body incised with wings, a curvaceous spine and short tail, its raised head pierced with a circular aperture on top, detailed with bulging eyes and lop ears encircled by distinct horns.

Provenance
: Canadian trade.
Condition: Very good condition commensurate with age, extensive old wear, shallow surface scratches and other traces of use, manufacturing flaws such as pitting, brown spots and glaze recesses, the glaze crackling is intentional, one ear is reattached, with an associated small chip.

Weight: 892 g
Dimensions: Length 19.8 cm

Applied overall with an olive-green glaze suffused by a dense network of crackles, except for the bottom of the four feet where the naked ware is revealed, partially burnt to a dark orange tone in the firing.

Expert’s note: This charming piece belongs to a group of playful vessels made for the scholar’s desk that was produced in kilns in northern Zhejiang and southern Jiangsu province. Vessels of this form have been unearthed from Three Kingdoms (220-265) and Jin (265-420) dynasty tombs, suggesting that they were highly treasured by their owners.

Literature comparison: Compare two related rams in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Jin and Tang Dynasties, Hong Kong, 1996, pls. 30 and 31. Compare one in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, published in Chinese Ceramics I, Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 58, and another in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, illustrated in Michael Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 71a. A similar ram is also illustrated in The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics, volume 4, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 163, together with an example without incised lines on the body, excavated from Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, pl. 164.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 25 November 2014, lot 1025
Price: HKD 1,360,000 or approx. EUR 194,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A 'yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and glaze, including the crackles. Note the slightly smaller size (15 cm), the lack of incisions to mark the fur, and the more elaborate depiction of the head and legs.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s London, 16 May 2018, lot 68
Price: GBP 50,000 or approx. EUR 64,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A 'yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and glaze as well as the related size (18 cm). Note that the incision work to mark the fur is slightly more elaborate, as well as the horns and hoofs.


西晉越窯青釉臥羊
中國,265-317年。羊臥伏狀,昂首平視,耳下可見彎曲的圓角。體態肥碩可愛。背部飾對稱的線條紋。腹部淺刻戳點和條紋,似羽翼張揚。線條流暢,造型優美。羊首上端開一圓洞。此器釉色青綠,晶瑩潤澤。釉厚處色調較深,釉薄處則淺淡,整體效果晶瑩明澈,四足底部露胎,呈深橙色。

來源:加拿大古玩交易市場。
品相:品相非常好,與年齡相稱,表面有大量劃痕、磨損和使用痕跡,製造缺陷如褐色斑點、釉面開片,一耳重新銜接過,帶有小磕損。

重量:892 克
尺寸:長19.8 厘米

專家注釋:這件擺件屬於浙江北部和江蘇南部越窯生產的器皿。 三國(220-265)和晉(265-420)代的墓葬出土了這種形式的器皿,表明它們受到主人的高度重視。

文獻比較:比較兩件相近的臥羊,見北京故宮博物館編,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集·晉唐瓷器》,香港,1996年,頁30-31。比較另一件臥羊,見香港藝術館編,Chinese Ceramics I, Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong,1991年,頁58。另一件收藏於牛津的Ashmolean Museum,見Michael Sullivan編,Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow,倫敦,1963年,頁71a。一件相似的臥羊,見《中國陶瓷全集》,輯四,上海,2000年,頁163。同本書另一件沒有刻紋的臥羊,出土於浙江江蘇,頁164。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2014年11月25日, lot 1025
價格:HKD 1,360,000(相當於今日EUR 194,000
描述:西晉越窯青釉臥羊
專家評論:比較相似的外型、釉色和釉面開片,但沒有標記皮毛紋路,頭部和足部雕刻較細緻。請注意尺寸較小 (15 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比, 16 May 2018, lot 68
價格:GBP 50,000 (相當於今日EUR 64,000
描述:西晉越窯青釉臥羊
專家評論:比較相似的外型、釉色和尺寸 (18 厘米)。請注意皮毛紋路、羊角和蹄雕刻較細緻。

Zacke Live Online Bidding

Our online bidding platform makes it easier than ever to bid in our auctions! When you bid through our website, you can take advantage of our premium buyer's terms without incurring any additional online bidding surcharges.

To bid live online, you'll need to create an online account. Once your account is created and your identity is verified, you can register to bid in an auction up to 12 hours before the auction begins. 

Create an Account

  

Intended Spend and Bid Limits

When you register to bid in an online auction, you will need to share your intended maximum spending budget for the auction. We will then review your intended spend and set a bid limit for you. Once you have pre-registered for a live online auction, you can see your intended spend and bid limit by going to 'Account Settings' and clicking on 'Live Bidding Registrations'. 

Your bid limit will be the maximum amount you can bid during the auction. Your bid limit is for the hammer price and is not affected by the buyer’s premium and VAT.  For example, if you have a bid limit of €1,000 and place two winning bids for €300 and €200, then you will only be able to bid €500 for the rest of the auction. If you try to place a bid that is higher than €500, you will not be able to do so.

 

Online Absentee and Telephone Bids

You can now leave absentee and telephone bids on our website! 

Absentee Bidding

Once you've created an account and your identity is verified, you can leave your absentee bid directly on the lot page. We will contact you when your bids have been confirmed.

Telephone Bidding

Once you've created an account and your identity is verified, you can leave telephone bids online. We will contact you when your bids have been confirmed.

Telephone Bidding Form

 

Classic Absentee and Telephone Bidding Form

You can still submit absentee and telephone bids by email or fax if you prefer. Simply fill out the Absentee Bidding/Telephone bidding form and return it to us by email at office@zacke.at or by fax at +43 (1) 532 04 52 20.

Asian Art Discoveries Bidding Form Fine Chinese Art, Buddhism & Hinduism Bidding Form

 

How-To Guides

How to Create Your Personal Zacke Account
How to Register to Bid on Zacke Live
How to Leave Absentee Bids Online
How to Leave Telephone Bids Online

 

中文版本的操作指南 

创建新账号
注册Zacke Live在线直播竞拍(免平台费)
缺席投标和电话投标

 

Third-Party Bidding

We partner with best-in-class third-party partners to make it easy for you to bid online in the channel of your choice. Please note that if you bid with one of our third-party online partners, then there will be a live bidding surcharge on top of your final purchase price. You can find all of our fees here. Here's a full list of our third-party partners:

  • 51 Bid Live
  • EpaiLive
  • ArtFoxLive
  • Invaluable
  • LiveAuctioneers
  • the-saleroom
  • lot-tissimo
  • Drouot

Please note that we place different auctions on different platforms. For example, in general, we only place Chinese art auctions on 51 Bid Live.

  

Bidding in Person

You must register to bid in person and will be assigned a paddle at the auction. Please contact us at office@zacke.at or +43 (1) 532 04 52 for the latest local health and safety guidelines.

Auction: DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, Thu, 29th Sep 2022

Galerie Zacke is honored to present Fine Chinese Art, Buddhism & Hinduism, a two-day premium auction. The flagship auction will happen on Day 1 of the sale, showcasing 267 items, including several masterpieces from notable collections.

Extensively researched, the two-day auction features 151 named provenances. Highlights include important names in the industry, such as Linda Wrigglesworth, Susan Chen, Charlotte Horstmann, Hisazo Nagatani, Dr. Wou Kiuan, E & J Frankel, Robert Kleiner, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, Sydney Moss, Hugh Moss, Roger Keverne, A & J Speelman, Hedda and Lutz Franz, the Bernheimer Collection, Leo Diamond, Acher Eskenasy, and Captain Charles Oswald Liddell. There are also more than 20 museum deaccensions from institutions around the world. 

Video Walkthrough

If you would like to bid on Day 1 and Day 2, you will need to register separately for both days of the auction. 

 

Classic Bidding Form   Telephone Bidding Form

Viewing

You can visit our new gallery and view the fine objects in our auction on the following dates:

21-28 September
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment

View all lots in this sale

Important Changes to Our Terms and Conditions

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our auctions fair and transparent, we recently updated our terms and conditions. We encourage you to read through these updates carefully (§34-50) to make sure you understand them. These updates are specifically designed to protect all serious and committed buyers from bidding against non-payers, who attempt to inflate prices without the intent of paying their auction bills.

For further reading about non-payers at auction, go here: https://www.zacke.at/aboutnonpayers/.

Main points include:

  • Bidders must complete their due diligence and clarify all questions about the objects before the auction. After the auction, Zacke will not answer questions from bidders unless the purchase price has been paid in full. Of course, this does not apply to questions concerning shipping, insurance, customs, etc.
  • A sale cancellation of any kind after the fall of the hammer is not possible. The only exception to this fundamental rule is our guarantee of authenticity [the Guarantee].
  • A Guarantee Claim, however, can only be raised after the purchase price has been paid in full by the buyer and within 45 days after the auction day.

If you have any questions about our policies, please contact us at office@zacke.at.

By placing a bid, you agree to our Terms of Auction and Terms and Conditions.