21 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Molded with a foliate edge to the canted rim and painted with a central medallion of 'one hundred antiques' surrounded by lotus petal reserves filled with alternating auspicious emblems and flowering stalks (glaze degraded). 12 1/2in (31.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved
21 mars 2009

Two blue and white porcelain plates from the 'San Diego' Cargo

Two blue and white porcelain plates from the 'San Diego' Cargo Each molded with a canted rim and painted with a central medallion of a scholar standing in a garden surrounded by lotus petal reserves filled with alternating figures in a landscape and flowering stalks (glazes degraded, marine adhesions). 12 1/8 and 12 1/2in (30.7 and 32cm) diameters - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain plate for the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Molded with a foliate edge to the canted rim and painted with a bird perched on a garden rock amid flowering plants in an octagonal medallion surrounded by lotus petal reserves filled with alternating auspicious emblems and flowering stalks (glaze degraded). 12 3/8in (31.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain plate from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain plate from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Molded with a foliate edge to the canted rim and painted with a central medallion of a shrimp swimming through water weeds and surrounded by lotus-petal reserves filled with alternating auspicious emblems and flowering stalks (glaze degraded). 12in (30.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain jar from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain jar from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of ovoid form and painted with a large horizontal band depicting an official seated at a table under a pavilion while four other scholars stand waiting in a bamboo-filled garden, the recessed base displaying a rabbit mark (minor staining, abrasions). 6 1/2in (16.5cm) high - Estimate: $600 - 800 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain jar with water fowl decoration from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain jar with water fowl decoration from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of ovoid form and painted all around with a continuous design of ducks swimming or flying amid flowering branches and water weeds (minor staining, glaze abraded). 7 3/4in (19.5cm) high - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship 'Mauritius' in 1600. The plate bears a paper label from the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

A blue and white porcelain ewer from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600

A blue and white porcelain ewer from the 'San Diego' Cargo. Circa 1600 Of pear form with graceful curving spout and handle, painted with bands of stiff leaves, clouds, scepter heads and a large-scale classic lotus flower and leaf scroll pattern that repeats on the spout (marine adhesions to the base). 10 3/4in (27.5cm) high - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by the Dutch ship 'Mauritius' in 1600.... [Lire la suite]