15 mai 2011

Kangxi blue and white @ Bonhams, Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare and large blue and white 'soldier' vase and cover. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams The vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all between the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2011

Wanli Blue and White @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A blue and white quatrefoil 'dragon' box and cover. Wanli Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's of almost square section with indented corners, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a lively five-clawed dragon flying amongst flame and cloud scrolls on a raised panel encompassed by a further frieze of four dragons striding amongst clouds and lingzhi sprays at the corners on the rounded sides, repeated on the box, the rims decorated with bands of scrolling lingzhi, the base with a six-character Wanli mark; 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A blue and white 'dragon' washer. Mark and period of Wanli..

A blue and white 'dragon' washer. Mark and period of Wanli.. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, painted around the low sides with a frieze of four dragons pacing amid flickering flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', below a border of bajixiang interspersed with lingzhi sprigs at the rim covered in a pale wash, the footring encircled with a continuous scroll border, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze-blue; 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde. Photo Sotheby's painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border at the rim, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue; 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus Bouquet' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus Bouquet' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period.  Photo Sotheby's well potted with a broad flat base rising to shallow rounded sides, painted in the centre in vivid tones of cobalt with a lotus bouquet of thin lotus stalks, arrowhead, pondweed and millet tied together with a ribbon, enclosed on the cavetto with a composite floral scroll of camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peony, all below a wave border, the exterior painted with a similar composite scroll between a band of 'classic' scroll... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white bird feeder. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white bird  feeder. Mark and period of Xuande. Photo Sotheby's the small drum-shaped container painted in bright washes of cobalt blue with four quatrefoil cartouches, inscribed horizontally in two with the reign mark Da Ming Xuande Nianzhi - with three characters in each cartouche, the third panel filled with a cloud conforming to the shape of the panel and the fourth with another cloud and set with a small eyelet loop for attaching to the side of the cage, further decorated with triangular... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640.

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640. Photo Bonhams Brightly painted on one side in tones of characteristic blue with three attendants behind a dignitary standing on a terrace greeting two kneeling figures, beneath stiff leaves on the waisted neck. 46cm (18¼in) high. Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000, HKD 89,000 - 130,000, $ 11,000 - 16,000 Note: The term 'rolwagen', which means nothing in 17th century Dutch, has recently been considered by C.Sheaf, Reflections on Transitional Blue and White, Arts of Asia, Vol.39, Issue... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2011

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted in vivid blue with a dignitary and his entourage including four warriors wielding lances, a banner and a canopy, with a horse in the background below the gnarled tree, all before a kneeling farmer and his companion leading two water buffaloes amidst rockwork and the characteristic V-shaped grass, the scene divided by a mountainous landscape amidst cloud scrolls, all framed by incised borders enclosing foliate patterns. 22.6cm (8 7/8in)... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722. Photo Sotheby's of squat bulbous form with a narrow neck with a broad horizontal flange and swollen neck, the underglaze decoration composed of six bracketed cartouches each enclosing a flowering stem, the shoulder with a frieze of stylised floral motifs within a collar of serrated leaves, the flange with a further series of leaves, the neck with a register alternately of blossoming and unopened flowers, the mouth and flange edge in brown; 18.2cm.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2011

Safavid Polychrome & blue and white, Persia, 17th century

A Safavid Polychrome Bottle, Persia, second half 17th Century. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body with slender elongated neck on a short foot, the slip painting with central decoration comprising lobed cartouches with blue, black and red floral motifs; 29cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,450 GBP NOTE: This is a rare form in Safavid pottery and would appear to evolve around the middle of the seventeenth century. Examples in blue and white are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Crowe 2002, pp.148-151,... [Lire la suite]
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