05 décembre 2010

Ming blue and white @ Christie's. For Imperial Appreciation: Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Greenwald Collection

A rare Ming blue and white brushrest. Zhengde six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1506-1521). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as five scalloped peaks on a waisted rectangular base, each side painted with sprays of lingzhi fungus surrounding a diamond panel enclosing a square inscribed in Arabic, with a double-line border tracing the edges of the peaks, the shaped platform base with scrolled strapwork linked by ruyi-heads at the corners and at the centre of each side, the flat underside with a... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2010

A Ming-style Blue and White vase, Meiping. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A Ming-style Blue and White vase, Meiping. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The vase is sturdily potted with a broad shoulder and waisted neck, the exterior painted in deep shades of blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', with six fruit and flower-sprays arranged in two registers, comprising lychee, peach, pomegranate, peony, prunus and lotus, above a band of upright plantain leaves at the foot, ten petal panels below the neck painted with four floral-sprays; 12... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Kangxi blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A Lage Blue and White 'Soldier' Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's of tapering oviform with waisted neck and flaring rim, painted with petal-form panels enclosing various scenes of scholars and ladies within interiors or in gardens and landscapes, on a diaper and lattice ground, with a band of leaf-shaped panels enlcosing foliage at the neck and above the foot: 91cm., 35 3/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Private English Collection. A Blue and White Rouleau Vase. Qing... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2010

An exceptional blue and white sleeve vase. Shunzhi

An exceptional blue and white sleeve vase. Shunzhi. photo Bonhams Of tall cylindrical form, gently sloping at the shoulders, the short elegant neck flaring out at the mouth, vividly painted in brilliant tones of underglaze-blue with a continuous landscape scene of a princess depicted mounted on a horse, escorted by two attendants, one shading her with a parasol, and three armed soldiers, an aged sage depicted observing them, all against the backdrop of a wondrous mountainous scene, above an incised border of stylised leaves... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white porcelain stool. Jiajing

A rare blue and white porcelain stool. Jiajing. photo Bonhams Heavily potted of large barrel form with three registers of decoration separated by borders of raised bosses, the larger central register painted in varying shades of underglaze-blue with cranes flying amidst clouds above a band of crashing waves, flanked by a pair of pierced lion masks moulded in relief, each with curling mane formed by raised spirals, enclosed within a quatrelobed cartouche, the upper register painted with ruyi-shaped lappets enclosing horses, the... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of broad rounded form, the steep sides rising from a straight foot and flaring out at the rim, the interior painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a circular medallion enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons writhing in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the cavetto with four stylised lotus flowers, the exterior painted with four baskets of fruit and flowers interspersed with butterflies, below a narrow band of auspicious motifs... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

A blue and white bottle vase. Wanli

A blue and white bottle vase. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of pear-shaped form, painted around the bulbous body with four circular panels each enclosing blossoming branches, separated by swirling clouds, the shoulder with a border of ruyi-heads, the slender neck with a swooping phoenix amidst further cloud scrolls, with pendent lappets at the rim, the base painted with a single hare; 32.1cm (12½in) high. Sold for £2,160 Provenance: Goldschlager Collection, no.40.2 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

Two large blue and white jars, guan. Wanli

A large blue and white storage jar, guan. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The broad body divided into six vertical panels by shallow grooves, each panel containing a lobed cartouche of birds including hawks, geese and song birds, all reserved on a trellis ground beneath similar small oval fruit and flower cartouches on the shoulder and neck.34cm (13½in) high. Sold for £6,000 A large blue and white jar, guan. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Moulded and painted in a very similar manner to the preceding jar, two... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white jar. Wanli

A large blue and white jar. Wanli © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The robustly-potted jar painted around the sides with a continuous scene depicting a phoenix perched on rockwork amidst a gnarled pine tree and blossoming peonies, all above a band of lappets at the foot, the shoulder with four shaped panels enclosing floral sprays at the rim against a blue diaper ground. 42.6cm (16¾in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HK$ 49,000 - 74,000, USD 6,300 - 9,500. UnsoldProvenance: a European private collection, gifted to the present... [Lire la suite]
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