06 novembre 2009

Magnificent 'famille rose' porcelains sold @ Sotheby's London

A pair of 'famille rose' 'soldier' vases and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each body of baluster form with waisted neck, brightly enamelled around the exterior with a pair of phoenix in a garden enclosing peony blooms issuing from rockwork, all within diaper bands, the domed cover with an elaborate floral band and surmounted by a lion dog finial, with two black and gilt lacquer hexagonal stands, painted with figure panels. 134.7cm., 53in.. Est. 80,000—120,000 GBP - Sold 97,250 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2009

A Blue and White Circular 'One Hundred Boys' Box And Cover, Wanli Mark and Period

A Blue and White Circular 'One Hundred Boys' Box And Cover, Wanli Mark and Period of circular form with a domed cover painted with a lively scene of boys at play, each rendered in deep blue outline filled with a wash of lighter blue, a boy dressed as a dignitary seated in front of a screen reading from a book, surrounded by boys bestowing gifts, matching herbs, flying a kite, and drinking tea, the rounded sides of the box and cover with sinuous five-clawed dragons pursuing 'flaming pearls', with a narrow band of the 'Eight... [Lire la suite]