01 mai 2011

A Ming blue and white bottle vase. Jiajing period (1522-1566)

A Ming blue and white bottle vase. Jiajing period (1522-1566). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted around the pear-shaped body with large lotus flowers with feathery petals borne on leafy meandering scrolls, all above a lappet band at the foot, the shoulder with a wide band enclosing a stylised leafy scrolls, the base with a four-character inscription reading 'yong bao chang chun'; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($16,710 - $25,065) Notes: Yong bao chang chun may be translated as 'Eternal life and everlasting... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.

A rare blue and white dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted to the interior with a peacock standing on rocks below a large peony bloom surrounded by leafy branches, the cavetto with large blooms borne on leafy scrolls, repeated on the exterior; 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($16,710 - $25,065) Notes: Compare a similar blue and white dish painted with a peacock in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, A Complete... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2011

A rare large Ming blue and white 'dragon' dish. Late 15th-early 16th century.

A rare large Ming blue and white 'dragon' dish. Late 15th-early 16th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Boldly painted to the interior with a large dragon clasping a floral spray, the wide cavetto with three further long-bodied dragons clasping floral sprays in their mouths mirrored on the exterior; 21 in. (53.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($25,065 - $41,775) Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com
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01 mai 2011

A late Ming blue and white 'Three friends of winter',jar. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

A late Ming blue and white 'Three friends of winter',jar. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted around the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, growing from rocks and breaking waves, the coiling stems forming stylised auspicious characters 'Fu Shou Kang Ning', (prosperity, longevity, health and peace), interspersed with stems of lingzhi, all below a band of further scrolling lingzhi stems at the shoulder, the short cylindrical neck... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying lanterns suspended from a pole, the neck with two phoenix in flight among clouds, all between borders of stiff leaves and classic scroll to the neck... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan. 15th-16th century..

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan. 15th-16th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Of baluster form, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with an official on horseback between two attendants carrying various utensils, approaching a tiered pavilion in a landscape with dense scrolling clouds, all between a band of upright leaves and classic lotus scroll; 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000($50,130 - $83,550) Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com
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01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark within double circles

A rare blue and white and iron-red moulded 'lotus' dish. Wanli underglaze-blue six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Crisply moulded as an open lotus bloom supported on a low straight foot, with two rows of overlapping petals encircling a central medallion enclosing a Tibetan/Sanskrit character bordered by bands of ruyi heads, the inner row of petals painted with trefoil motifs on the rounded tips and each thinly outlined with iron-red enamel, the outer lotus petals forming... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A very rare large late Ming blue and white reverse-decorated 'hundred cranes' jar. Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A very rare large late Ming blue and white reverse-decorated 'hundred cranes' jar. Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The large jar strongly potted and skilfully painted with vertical stripes around the lipped mouth, a classic scroll around the neck and the body of the vessel with cranes in flight amongst scrolling clouds reserved in white against a rich blue ground, the mark within a double ring countersunk into the centre of the unglazed base; 15 3/8 in. (39.4 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2011

Blue and White 'Lotus' Guan Jar, 'Dragon' bottle vase & Qingbai Ewer and Cover. Yuan Dynasty

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus' Guan Jar. Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasties. Photo Sotheby's robustly potted in ovoid form with a short splayed neck set with a slightly everted rim flange, boldly painted in a dark, greyish cobalt blue with a broad stylised lotus scroll around the centre, with six large blooms alternating in full view and in profile among dense scrolling foliage and attendant buds, set between pendent and upright petal lappets draping the shoulder and skirting the waist, the shoulder lappets containing Buddhist and... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2011

A large and impressive Ming oviform vase. Jiajing

A large and impressive Ming oviform vase. Jiajing. Photo Bonhams Designed with an hexagonal rim, oviform body and unglazed base; decorated with six panels, variously depicting tigers, cranes, peacocks, long-tailed birds and birds-of-prey. Contained in a fitted Japanese wood box with an inscription; 48cm (19in) high (2). Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000, HKD 760,000 - 1,000,000 Provenance: Ex. A Private Collection in Japan.For another example, also dated to the Jiajing reign [1522-1566], see the Marchant exhibition... [Lire la suite]