18 juillet 2010

An Aubergine Lion Mask Handled bombé bronze form censer. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644).

An Aubergine Lion Mask Handled bombé bronze form censer. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644). photo Vermeer & Griggs the compressed bulbous body sits atop a splayed foot, rising to a slightly everted flat rim with opposing male lion-headed handles mounted on the shoulder covered entirely in a deep eggplant purple toned glaze. The bottom shows evidence of radial chatter marks from the potter's wheel.Height:  2" (5.1cm)  Diameter mouth:  4 5/8" (11.8cm). Condition:... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2010

A pair of Chinese Imperial porcelain copper-red glazed jardinières and stands. Yongzheng four character sealmarks and period

A pair of Chinese Imperial porcelain copper-red glazed jardinières and stands.  Yongzheng four character sealmarks and of the period, 1723-1735.  photos courtesy Marchant of deep “U”-form with flat everted lipped rim, the stands with chrysanthemum petal ribs on the exterior, covered over all in a rich red glaze, thinning to a paler tone on the petals, the rim interior and base glazed white.  4 ¼ inches, 10.6cm total height. Price on application Formerly in the collection of a North American Chinese family,... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2010

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant. The porcelain 18th century, the ormolu 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In robes, on rockwork and a pierced ormolu base cast with flowering scrolls, damages and restoration, 14 in. (36 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 8½ (21.5 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,200 - £1,800 Price Realized £5,625 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
17 juillet 2010

A Chinese carved coral figural group. 19th century

A Chinese carved coral figural group. 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely carved with seven Immortals holding various attributes and standing on a rockwork with crashing waves, the base with a two-character mark, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000 Price Realized £21,250 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
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16 juillet 2010

A Chinese blue glass bottle vase. 18th-19th century

A Chinese blue glass bottle vase. 18th-19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The globular body supported on a short straight-cut foot and surmounted by a tall slightly flared neck, 14 in. (35.5 cm. ) high. Est. £400 - £600 Price Realized £3,500 Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Son, London, 1966. Christie's. Living with Design: The Collections of Walter Lees and Mr NC. 16 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
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16 juillet 2010

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider. Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider. Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period (1736-95). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely modelled recumbent on a rectangular plinth with long curling horns, its body neatly covered in spiralling scrolls emulating fur, carrying on its back a seated figure dressed in ornate robes, 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Est. £15,000 - £25,000 Price Realized £361,250 Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Sons Ltd., London, September 1966. Literature:... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2010

A pair of Chinese yellow glazed dishes. Kangxi period (1662-1722).

A pair of Chinese yellow glazed dishes. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each covered in a translucent bright yellow glaze, Mei yu zhi zhen (Treasure of the beautiful jade) underglaze blue mark to the base, 8¼in. (21cm.) diam. (2). Est. £1,500 - £2,000 Christie's Interiors. 20 July 2010. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
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15 juillet 2010

A Chinese porcelain blue and white medallion bowl. Ming dynasty, Wanli period

A Chinese porcelain blue and white medallion bowl. Ming dynasty, Wanli period. photo Sotheby's 28.5cm., 11 1/8 in. Est. 1,000—1,500 GBP. Lot Sold 2,000 GBP Sotheby's. An Exceptional Eye: A Private British Collection. 14 Jul 10. London www.sotheby's.com
09 juillet 2010

Yongzheng period enamel & Chinese porcelains from The Spencer House Sale

A Chinese imari shell-shaped enamel ewer and basin, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ewer formed as a nautilus shell on a stepped, waisted foot, with large scrolling bracket handle, the basin as a scallop shell, the exterior of the ewer and interior of the basin decorated on the fluted surface with bérainesque motifs within iron-red and gilt line surrounds, the underside of the basin with similar motifs in underglaze blue and gilt, supported on three small shell feet, restorations12¼ in. (31... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2010

Pékin et Taiwan collaborent à un projet sur les trésors impériaux

Celestial globe vase with decoration of dragon among lotus blossoms in underglaze blue Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424). Credit: National Palace Museum, Taipei CHONGQING (CHINE) [08.07.10] – Deux musées « rivaux », le Musée national du Palais de Pékin et celui de Taipei collaborent à un projet de recherches pour retracer le parcours de milliers de trésors impériaux de la Chine pendant les troubles des années 1930 et 1940. Un rapprochement très diplomatique. Des chercheurs des musées et universités de Pékin et de... [Lire la suite]
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