14 mai 2009

Imperial Ming Jar Takes the £1.1m Biscuit at Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

A rare enamelled and blue and white 'fish' jar, guan. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period A splendid Ming dynasty jar, a rare survivor from a vanished era of Imperial Chinese prestige, sold on 4.5.09 for £1,117,600 in a packed sale at Bonhams New Bond Street.Created in the reign of the Emperor Jiajing (AD1522-66), and estimated to sell for up to £250,000, the elegant understated blue and white jar with highlighted goldfish, came from the collection of the Palmer family, of Huntley and Palmer fame. This sale was... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2009

Imperial Ming Jar Set To Defy Economic Gloom At Bonhams Chinese Art Sale

A rare enamelled and blue and white 'fish' jar, guan. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period A splendid Ming dynasty jar, a rare survivor from a vanished era of Imperial Chinese prestige, will be offered at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. Created in the reign of the Emperor Jiajing (AD1522-66), and estimated at up to £250,000, it comes from the collection of the Palmer family, of Huntley and Palmer fame, and will be a highlight of London’s Summer Asia Week Chinese art auction sales.A Bonhams spokesman said: “Items... [Lire la suite]