15 mai 2009

New acquisition of Lichtenstein Museum : Kendi pouring vessel, Wan Li period (1573–1620), Mounts England, c. 1600

China, Wan Li period (1573–1620), Mounts England, c. 1600. Kendi pouring vessel adapted as a ewer with English silver mounts Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue painting silver, gilt , England; height 25 cm ; Inv.-No. PO2531 Provenance: acquired in 2007 from an english art dealer by Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein This ewer belongs to a group of porcelain objects that were made during the reign of Emperor Wan Li and exported to Europe. The term kendi derives from Sanskrit and denotes drinking vessels with... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A blue and white bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period The gently rounded sides painted with four scenes of couples and groups of figures in gardens and pavilions, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a group of boys at play. 20.4cm (8in) diam. Sold for £2,880 Provenance: the Jarras Collection, EnglandBonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
15 mai 2009

A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period Finely painted around the exterior with meandering lotus scrolls, above a band of overlapping upright leaves at the foot, the interior painted with a single lotus scroll medallion, carved wood stand. 41.4cm (16¼in) diam. (2). Sold for £15,600 Provenance: the estate of an English collector Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
15 mai 2009

An incised green and yellow bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

An incised green and yellow bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period Finely incised around the exterior with four figures amidst pine trees and rocky outcrops, the interior with a central medallion enclosing five lingzhi fungus, all against a rich yellow ground. 16.5cm (6½in) diam. Sold for £20,400 Provenance: Stephen D. Winkworth, sold at Sotheby's London, 25-28 April 1933, lot 380.R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.277. Palmer Inventory no.277, where it is stated that the bowl was purchased in April 1933 for... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period The gently rounded sides slightly waisted and rising from a straight foot ring to an everted rim, incised around the exterior with two sinuous dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst clouds, with a band of lotus lappets below, all reserved on a rich yellow ground. 15cm (6in) diam. Sold for £45,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.398. Palmer Inventory no.398, where it is stated that the bowl was purchased in December 1935... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period The pear-shaped vase with a pair of archaistic stylised dragon handles on the shoulders, painted with a dense continuous meandering scroll bearing lobed leaves and large lotus blossoms, below the neck with a register of shou character medallions reserved on a wan diaper ground between a key fret border and band of interlocked ruyi-heads, with lotus-petal panels enclosing floral sprays above the foot decorated with a classic scroll. 45.5cm... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century Finely painted on the convex sides of the body with a medallion enclosing a brocade design emanating from a central star shaped panel enclosing a lotus blossom encircled by further panels with foliage, lotus scrolls, lozenges and crashing waves, the shoulders painted with pink and lotus sprays, below the handles with lappet terminals rising to the globular garlic-shaped mouth with lappet panels, all supported on a spreading foot with lappet and floral... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A large famille rose 'peach' dish, 19th century

A large famille rose 'peach' dish, 19th century Decorated with fruiting and flowering peach branches principally rendered in shades of pink, green and brown enamels, with two confronted bats in flight above and lingzhi fungus emerging from behind a branch, the reverse with further peach and peony blossoms.46.8cm (18½in) diam. Sold for £9,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com 
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14 mai 2009

Imperial Ming Jar Takes the £1.1m Biscuit at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

A rare enamelled and blue and white 'fish' jar, guan. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period A splendid Ming dynasty jar, a rare survivor from a vanished era of Imperial Chinese prestige, sold on 4.5.09 for £1,117,600 in a packed sale at Bonhams New Bond Street.Created in the reign of the Emperor Jiajing (AD1522-66), and estimated to sell for up to £250,000, the elegant understated blue and white jar with highlighted goldfish, came from the collection of the Palmer family, of Huntley and Palmer fame. This sale was... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95)

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95) The fluted slightly compressed globular body with a tall neck, all supported on a high, straight foot, the glass of a rich opaque yellow tone. 6 in. (15 cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 - Lot sold £20,000 Notes: Compare an identical fluted yellow glass bottle, also dating to the Qianlong period, in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated by Claudia Brown & Donald Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame -... [Lire la suite]