19 septembre 2010

A rare blue-splashed box and cover. Tang dynasty

A rare blue-splashed box and cover. Tang dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's of circular section with straight sides, the slightly domed cover and base modeled with a groove around the edge, covered overall in mottled blue and ochre splashes (2): diameter 3 3/4 in., 9.4 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
18 septembre 2010

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and periodA very rare carved polychrome

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the straight-sided domed cover finely carved through the cinnabar, yellow and green lacquer with a raised medallion of eight children surrounding a jovial and bearded peddler carrying a massive horn-like yoke on his back from which is strapped a pair of rattan arches, each balancing a large balustraded square basket filled with carved lacquer vases, food containers and tall rattan canes... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

Rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight, parcel-gilt silver cup & box and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Possibly a sleeve weight, finely cast as two birds nestling against one another, their claws and tail feathers interlocked and their wings overlapping on the reverse; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long - Estimate $65,000 - $75,000 Provenance: L. Wannieck, Berlin.W.W. Winkworth Collection, London.The Fabbri Collection, Milan; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1986, lot 36.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Literature: R. Kleiner, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2010

Vietnamese ceramics @ the Art Institute of Chicago

Miniature Water Dropper in the Shape of a Blowfish, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 5.5 x 8.3 x 3.8 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.). Gift of Cheney Cowles, 2006.5 Bowl with relief parrot, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 3.6 x 9.3 x 8.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.). Gift of Margaret Gentles, 2005.84 Box, 15th century. Vietnam. The Art Institute of Chicago Porcelain with underglaze... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Three cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period @ Sotheby's

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, the domed cover carved with a central floral medallion with various flowers and lingzhi fungus, encircled by sprigs of various flowers including peonies, prunus, chrysanthemum, and lotus, all reserved on a diaper ground and enclosed by a circular key-fret border with a band of lappets, the curved sides further decorated with various flowers and fruits including lychee, pomegranate, and melon - 21.2 cm., 8 1/4 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century. photo Bonhams The larger with the top deeply carved with figures at work and leisure in a riverside townscape, the sides with dwellings amongst trees, the base with larger scale figures in a garden setting, 9.7cm diameter, the smaller with the top carved with a single figure in a rocky landscape, sides with dwellings amongst trees and base with figures in a garden setting, (smaller example badly cracked), 8.8cm diameter - Sold for £1,860 Bonhams. Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2010

Ming dynasty, Wanli period porcelains @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover. Wanli mark and  period. photo Sotheby's of well potted rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the cover with a rectangular panel enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above rolling waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by lotus blooms on meandering leafy stems above a keyfret band, the box decorated with a similar scrolling lotus meander below a keyfret band, inscribed on the base with the six-character... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2009

A very rare yueyao large circular box and cover. Five dynasties period (907-960)

A very rare yueyao large circular box and cover. Five dynasties period (907-960) The domed cover impressed in the center with the seeds of a lotus pod separated from the encircling overlapping lotus petals by a bow-string border, with straight sides that match those of the box raised on a pedestal foot with shallow straight sides above a spreading rim, covered inside and out with a thin glaze of greyish olive-green color, the base inscribed with a da (big) character under the glaze. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box -... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white, Wanli period (1573-1620)

A chinese blue and white 'hundred crane' jar and matched cover. Wanli period (1573-1620) Reverse decorated with cranes in flight amongst scrolling clouds, the domed cover with replacement silver swing handle. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high. Estimate £10 000- £20 000 - Price Realized £24 375 A chinese large blue and white pear-shaped vase. Wanli period (1573-1620) Brightly painted around the body in bright shades of cobalt blue with horses galloping freely amidst large lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2009

A collection of chinese blue and white, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A chinese blue and white jar Kangxi (1662-1722) Painted in a vibrant blue tone with flowering peony and lotus blossoms. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate£600 - £800 - Price Realized £750 A chinese blue and white silver-mounted jarlet. The porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the silver later Brightly painted around the baluster body with two shaped medallions enclosing floral stems issuing from rockwork and interspersed by scrolling foliage. 7½ in. (19.3 cm.) high.... [Lire la suite]