05 juin 2010

Jiaqing iron-red-decorated blue and white & famille rose porcelains @ Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A very rare iron-red-decorated blue and white 'hai shou' porcelain bowl, China, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period.  © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 20,9 cm - Estimate 12 000 € Sold 12 000 € Property from an European private collection Cf. Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection', Hongkong 1973, no. 72 A ruby red-ground famille rose porcelain censer, China, Jiaqing seal mark and period.  © 2010 Nagel - Auctions H. 28,8 cm. Handles restored, inside small restored chip - Estimate 3 800 € Sold 7... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2010

Quatre robes en soie. Chine, XIXe siècle @ Tajan

Robe en soie kesi bleue. XIXe siècle. photo Tajan à décor polychrome, sur chaque face, d'un dragon central de face et deux dragons de profil, évoluant parmi nuages stylisés et motifs auspicieux sur un fond de croisillons spiralés, au-dessus d'une bande de lishui surmontée de vagues et des pics sacrés. (Petit accroc à l'avant et petite restauration au niveau du col). Haut. 132 cm - Estimation : € 6,000-7,000 Robe en soie bleue. Période Guangxu (1875-1908). photo Tajan brodée aux fils or et polychromes, de dragons de... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2010

An imperial nine dragon embroidered panel. Qianlong period

An imperial nine dragon embroidered panel. Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's embroidered with nine gold dragons, the central frontally-faced dragon chasing a flaming pearl, on a pale yellow ground with swirling ruyi-form clouds, scrolling flames and bats above an island and ruyi-form breaking waves and mountains, later hard wood frame, 74cm. by 102cm., 29 1/8 in. by 40 1/8 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP Lot Sold 73,250 GBP NOTE: This panel is impressive for its immaculately embroidered design of nine dragons, which have been... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2010

An important large polychrome wood figure of the watermoon Guanyin. Song dynasty (960-1279)

An important large polychrome wood figure of the watermoon Guanyin. Song dynasty (960-1279). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The deity is seated majestically in Lalitasana, posture of relaxation, the right arm relaxed one the raised right knee, the straightened left arm supporting the figure on its left side above the pendent left leg, wearing a simple shawl exposing the chest and loose robes knotted at the front, a beaded necklace and bracelets, the face with a calm expression beneath the hair tied up in an elaborate... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2010

Chine. Beau vase double gourde. Dynastie des Ming. Début de la periode Wanli (1573-1619)

Chine. Beau vase double gourde. Dynastie des Ming. Début de la periode Wanli (1573-1619). photo Aguttes décoré en bleu sous couverte de deux frises représentant des oiseaux encadrés de bambous, pins parasols et prunus (symbolisant les trois amis de l'hiver) séparées par des ruyis et des pêches de longévité dans des réserves sur fond d'écailles. H. 47 cm - Estimation : 8 000 / 10 000 € Aguttes - Neuilly/Seine. Vente du Lundi 7 juin 2010. Hôtel des Ventes de Neuilly - 164bis, avenue Charles de Gaulle - Neuilly/Seine. Pour... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2010

Kangxi blue and white porcelains @ 3,750 GBP

A large blue and white 'soldier' vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's of tapering oviform with waisted neck and flaring rim, painted with a central band of dragons in reserve with stylised scrolling ruyi on a blue ground, between bands of stylised lotus scrollwork, with a band of ascending leaves at the neck and further band of stylised scrolling lotus at the foot - 92cm., 36 1/8 in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP Lot Sold 133,250 GBP PROVENANCE: A Private Austrian Collection. A blue and white brushpot. Qing... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2010

A wucai 'hundred deer' vase. Wanli mark and period & A large wucai baluster vase. 17th century

A wucai 'hundred deer' vase. Wanli mark and period. photo Sotheby's brightly enamelled around the body in green, yellow, iron-red and brown enamels with auspicious 'hundred deer' design, the animals depicted resting, grazing and at playful leisure in landscape scenes, between a band of stylised lappets to the foot rim and hanging motifs suspended from a scrollwork border to the shoulder, the neck with floral sprays - 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Est. 30,000—40,000 GBPLot Sold 51,650 GBP NOTE: A related Wanli 'Hundred Deer' vase,... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2010

A Qianlong pair of 'famille-rose' 'soldier' vases and covers & a fine 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' bowl.

A pair of 'famille-rose' 'soldier' vases and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's each baluster body brightly enamelled with pairs of birds perched amidst rockwork issuing flowers, all between lotus-lappets at the base and an elaborate lambrequin collar, the waisted neck with quatrefoil landscape panels reserved on a prunus and cracked-ice ground, the domed cover similarly decorated with panels within lotus and ruyi bands - 122 cm. Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP Lot Sold 163,250 GBP Property of a titled Spanish... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl. Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

A very rare guanyao mallow-form bowl. Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The thinly potted body flaring widely from the narrow ring foot before rising to the very slightly everted rim cut with six notches, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of greyish blue-green tone suffused with dark crackle ending neatly at the foot exposing the biscuit burnt reddish brown in the firing, the interior of the foot also glazed - 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm.) diam., box - Estimate HK$5,000,000 -... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'eight immortals' bowls. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period

A fine and rare pair of doucai 'eight immortals' bowls. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely pencilled and enamelled in brilliant tones of iron-red, yellow, aubergine, green and black around the exterior of each with a frieze of the Eight Immortals in billowing clothes with their attributes supported on cloud scrolls encircling the base and extending behind each figure, the central medallion containing the Three Star Gods: Shouxing, Luxing... [Lire la suite]