19 décembre 2010

Wanli blue and white 'kraak porselein' & Transitional blue and white @ Christie's Amsterdam

A Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' wine-pot and a cover. Wanli (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The globular sides painted with a continuous scene of tigers in a fenced garden, applied with upright handle and S-shaped spout, the cover matched, minor chips, frits and baking flaw; 20.4 cm. high - Estimate €1,500 - €2,000 Price Realized €5,000 A Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl. Wanli (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated to the exterior with panels of figures... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

Wanli blue and white 'kraak porselein' & 'kraak porselein klapmuts'

A pair of Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' bottle vases. Wanli (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Each with the pear-shaped body moulded and painted with vertical panels enclosing Symbols and flowering plants, the long neck painted with panels of jewels, below a ruyi pattern border around the rim, cracks; 27.7 cm. high (2) - Estimate €1,000 - €1,500 Two Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' bottle vases. Wanli (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Each painted to the pear-shaped body... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

Chinese Transitional blue and white porcelains

A Chinese Transitional blue and white vase. Chongzhen (1628-1643). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Painted with a continuous scene of fern-grown rocks and mountains among swirling clouds, with four characters from the well-known semi-historical novel 'The Water Margin', firing flaw to the rim; 45.1 cm. high - Estimate €8,000 - €10,000 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Royal house of Hannover from the Schloss Marienburg. Notes: The characters depicted are from the Ming dynasty novel Shuihu Zhuan, 'Water... [Lire la suite]