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]
08 juin 2010

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar @ Nagel

A carevd agate brushwasher with lotos and boy on a carved wood stand, China, 19th ct. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions B. 18,5 cm - Few very small chips, good condition - Estimate (EUR) 1500 Sold (EUR) 3 600 Property from an European private collection A fine carved carneol brushwasher with tree and rock, China, 18th/19th ct © 2010 Nagel - Auctions L. 13,7 cm. - Slightly chipped - Estimate (EUR) 3500 Sold (EUR) 3 600 A spinach-green jade seal with dragon handle, China, seal to base: jize huangxuan © 2010 Nagel -... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body painted in vibrant colbalt tones with a continuous leafy lotus scroll, growing around and into a ruyi-head shaped cartouche on the center of each side, all below a tapering neck with a band of pomegranate scroll and a pendent ruyi-head band rising to an everted rim painted with gardenia sprays, set with an elegant curved handle surmounted by an eyelet above three moulded bosses... [Lire la suite]