27 mars 2010

Qianlong monochromes porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A rare small teadust-glazed hu-form vase. Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot and encircled by a bow-string band beneath the slender, tapering neck, flanked by a pair of affixed stylized mask and ring handles, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the edges, the seal mark also covered in tortoiseshell and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2009

A turquoise-glazed 'lantern' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A turquoise-glazed 'lantern' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century of tall ovoid form, rising from the straight foot to the broad high shoulders flanked on each side by two lion-mask handles suspending fixed rings, all below a short waisted neck, covered overall with a brilliant turquoise-blue glaze suffused with a fine network of crackles and pooling in the recesses to a deeper blue tone, Japanese wood box (2). 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo... [Lire la suite]