01 mai 2011

A late Ming blue and white 'Three friends of winter',jar. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

A late Ming blue and white 'Three friends of winter',jar. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming stylised auspicious characters 'Fu Shou Kang Ning', (prosperity, longevity, health and peace), interspersed with stems of lingzhi, all below a band of further scrolling lingzhi stems at the shoulder, the short cylindrical neck... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white 'Three friends of winter' vase. Ming Dynasty, circa 1500

A rare blue and white 'Three friends of winter' vase. Ming Dynasty, circa 1500. Photo: Sotheby's the baluster body rising from a high domed foot to a tall trumpet neck set with a pair of elephant-head handles, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with pine, prunus and bamboo between lotus lappet and ruyi bands, the neck with key-fret and stiff leaf bands; 21cm., 8 1/4 in.  Estimate 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,625 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 13th December 1988, lot 158. NOTE: This vase is... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A rare blue and white gourd-shaped porcelain vase with dragons, China, marked Chang ming fu gui, Jiajing period © 2010 Nagel - Auction H. 27 cm - Estimate 60 000 € - Unsold. Property from a German private collection Cf. 'Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II) - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum', Hongkong, 2000, no. 82 - Krahl 'Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul', Vol. II, London, 1986, no. 1040 A fine and very rare large blue and white bowl, China,... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan. Ming dynasty, 15th century. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Of baluster form, painted in underglaze blue in the 'windswept' style, with an official seated on the ground, with his horse resting nearby and accompanied by two young attendants, one carrying a qin, the other carrying his sword, another scene depicting an official in a pavilion in a riverscape, with an attendant bearing a vase, all below billowing clouds, with quatrefoil panels and lotus blossom sprays against a diaper ground on the... [Lire la suite]