09 mars 2009

A Blue and White 'Eight Daoist Immortals' Bowl, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period

A Blue and White 'Eight Daoist Immortals' Bowl, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period painted in cobalt blue along the exterior with each Immortals astride a cresting wave, the 'Three Star Gods' painted on the interior well; together with an incised celadon-glazed bowl featuring mon-type flowerheads connected by leafy scrollwork, Qianlong seal mark and period (2). diameter 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired from a German dealer before 1924.Brought to the United States circa 1934, by Gertrude... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2009

A Fine and Rare Pair Of 'Famille-Rose' 'Eight Daoist Immortals' Jars and Covers, Qianlong Iron-Red Seal Marks and Period

A Fine and Rare Pair Of 'Famille-Rose' 'Eight Daoist Immortals' Jars and Covers, Qianlong Iron-Red Seal Marks and Period each exquisitely painted around the cylindrical body with the 'Eight Daoist Immortals Crossing the Sea', riding on their respective vehicles on finely combed waves, each holding an attribute and some standing in a windswept stance, the scene set between ruyi-head borders outlined in blue and white enamel, filled with a sgraffiato ruby-ground decorated with two registers of scrolling lotus, the short... [Lire la suite]