10 janvier 2010

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase, four character mark of Chenghua. Kangxi 1662-1722.

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase, four character mark of Chenghua. Kangxi 1662-1722. with slender cylindrical neck and gently flaring rim, painted with the moon goddess Chang Er and nine of her attendants, some with scroll, wrapped qin, peach, white hare, osmanthus sprig and fan respectively, all in a continuous scene with screen, wuti and cloud scrolls beneath the lotus topped roof and the moon. 13 3/4 inches, 34.9cm high. Price on application. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2010

Blue & White Kinrande Style Shallow Bowl, 明代 Ming Dynasty, 嘉慶 Jiajing Period (1522-1566)

Blue & White Kinrande Style Shallow Bowl, 明代 Ming Dynasty, 嘉慶 Jiajing Period (1522-1566) A blue and white shallow bowl with a wide everted rim raised on a tall ring foot painted in Kinrande style, the Japanese term meaning gold brocade style, popular during the reign of the Jiajing emperor, Houcong. The cavetto painted in iron red with traces of a gilt floral motif in evidence and beneath the rim a single underglaze blue line border under the iron red pigment. In the well of the bowl a haloed... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2009

A Chinese blue and white Gu vase. Kangxi period (1662-1722) & A Chinese wucai Gu vase. Transitional

A Chinese blue and white Gu vase. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Painted to the lower body with cranes wading within a watery landscape surrounded by oversized lotus blossoms, the bulbous mid-section with scattered flowering branches, the upper body and flaring neck with birds amongst blossoming peony branches issuing from rockwork - 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) high - Estimate £5,000 - £8,000 ($7,985 - $12,776 Literature: Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth,... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2009

Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelains sold @ Christie's. European Noble and Private Collections, Amsterdam

A Chinese blue and white 'double-walled' teapot and cover. Kangxi (1662-1722) The globular sides divided in four honeycomb-pattern reticulated panels revealing a central flower-painted body, the outer body with a lotus design, the cover with flower-head reticulated design, moulded with upright handle and S-shaped spout simulating bamboo, minor rim frits, small baking flaw, frit, small cracks - 16 cm. high - Price Realized €5,625 A pair of Chinese blue and white 'double-walled' ewers and covers, Kangxi (1662-1722) The... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2009

Ming blue and white porcelains, Chenghua, Yongle & Xuande sold @ Christie's Hong Kong

An extremely rare Ming blue and white 'birds' stembowl. Chenghua period (1465-1487) Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Finely painted on the exterior with four pairs of birds perched and flying among hibiscus, peach, peony and loquat sprays, above four fruiting sprays on the splayed stem foot, the interior well with a crane standing in front of a large lotus leaf, observing a smaller bird perched on the stem of a lotus pod, all within double circles, repeated under the mouth rim - 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., box. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2009

A blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping & a white-glazed jar and cover. Yuan dynasty, 14th century

A very rare blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping. Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Freely painted to the body in deep purplish tones with a dignitary wearing long flowing robes in an outdoor setting, the reverse with a full grown buck, divided by rocky outcrops issuing foliage and below stylised cloud scrolls and mountain peaks, 10 3/4in. (27.5 cm.) high. Price Realized HK$980,000 ($127,054) 元 青花人物圖玉壺春瓶 Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 25 October 1993, lot 715 Notes:... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2009

A fine and extremely rare blue and white vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine and extremely rare blue and white vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) The vase of square section with chamfered corners below the waisted neck, the angled shoulders tapering to a bulbous base finely painted and pencilled with a dense lotus flower scroll issuing curled leaves and tendrils, interspersed with pairs of bats to each of the main facets with a further bat below the rim suspending a musical stone and tasselled wan emblem, with additional tasselled musical chimes dangling from the... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2009

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735).  Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Delicately potted and of unusually small size, the tapering body exquisitely painted in cobalt of rich blue tone to simulate 'heaping and piling' with eight detached fruiting branches and vines, including peach, melon, persimmon, cherry, grape, pomegranate, lychee and longan, above a band of interlocking upright lappets formed by ruyi and trefoil scrolls, the broad shoulders with a further collar of lappets with... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2009

Imperial yellow-ground blue and white saucer dish. Six character mark of Zhengde within a double ring and of the period

Imperial yellow-ground blue and white saucer dish. Six character mark of Zhengde within a double ring and of the period, 1506-1521.with shallow rounded sides and gently flaring rim on a slightly inverted foot painted in the centre with a flowering gardenia spray, the single branch bearing two open blooms, a bud and eight leaves, all within a double ring repeated at the rim, the cavetto with fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and vine and a tied bouquet of flowering lotus, the underside encircled by a continuous peony... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2009

Li Xiaofeng, porcelain clothes

Li Xiaofeng, Memory of Beijing suitdress, Material Blue and White porcelain from Ming dynasty Sewed by Silver Thread, 2007, 110x90x35cm Like all other chinese artists, Li Xiaofeng took a long and striving road of study and artistic practive. After graduating from Hubei Huanggang Normal College in last century, he came all the way to pursue further studies in Central Academy of Fine Arts and completed graduate courses in 2002.  Then, Just like all the others perisistently going in for art, Li chose to stay in Beijing, over... [Lire la suite]