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]
24 mai 2009

An 'Eight Immortals' kesi panel. The kesi 18th/19th century

An 'Eight Immortals' kesi panel. The kesi 18th/19th century Hanging scroll, colour on silk, the mounted scroll decorated with the Eight Immortals, Shoulao and Liuhai and the three-legged toad, engaged in leisurely pursuits in the legendary island of Peng Lai, home to the Immortals, all amidst pine, below cloud scrolls and surrounded by crested waves, above the scroll a gilt paper dedication dated AD1900. Overall 223cm x 93.5cm (87¾in x 36¾in). Sold for £26,400 Note: The dedicatory inscription reads:'Presented to... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2009

A wucai 'Eight Immortals' baluster vase and cover, Jiajing

A wucai 'Eight Immortals' baluster vase and cover, Jiajing Enamelled in colours with the Eight Immortals and their attributes, Cao Guojiu, Han Xiang Zi, Zhongli Quan, Lan Caihe, Lu Dongbin, He Xiangu, Li Tieguai, Zhang Guo Lao, Xiwang mu and Shoulao, all in a garden amidst bamboo, wutong tree and waterfalls, with part of the decoration in relief, above a pale blue lotus pond, the shoulders with Buddhist lions amidst a leafy peony scroll, between key-fret and lappet borders, the neck with a floral scroll, the domed cover with a... [Lire la suite]