12 mai 2010

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

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases. Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each of baluster form, the central section finely painted with circular medallions of stylized lotus flowers and scrolling leaves below a band of formal lappets and florets encircling the neck, the foot and rim moulded and shaped in the form of a series of ruyi heads, the shoulders applied with pierced handles in the form of sinuous chilong - 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box (2). Est. £400,000 -... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white, Kangxi (1662-1722)

A Chinese blue and white 'dragon' vase. Kangxi (1662-1722) The slender baluster sides painted with a large writhing dragon clasping the 'sacred' pearl in one claw amongst firing cloud scrolls, the slightly flaring neck encircled by bands of ruyi, clouds, keyfret and jewels, small glaze crack. 46.6 cm. high. Est. €6,000 - €9,000 A Chinese blue and white rouleau vase. Kangxi (1662-1722) The cylindrical body painted with a continuous river landscape with steep rocks, a solitary figure seated on an outcrop, three... [Lire la suite]