03 mai 2009

An unusual longquan celadon-glazed cachepot or censer with a hole in the bottom, China, Yuan/early Ming dynasty

An unusual longquan celadon-glazed cachepot or censer with a hole in the bottom, China, Yuan/early Ming dynasty D. 18,2 cm. Est. 1800 EUR. Provenance: Property from the collection of an old German industrial family, from the Dobrikow Collection, Beijing acquired with Lepke Berlin, 1.3.1930 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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03 mai 2009

A fine engraved celadon-glazed bowl, China, Ming dynasty, 15th ct

A fine engraved celadon-glazed bowl, China, Ming dynasty, 15th ct Very small restored chip to rim. D. 18,4 cm. Est. 1200 Provenance: Property from the collection of an old German industrial family, acquired in the 1920'ies. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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19 avril 2009

"Dressed to Rule: Imperial Robes of China" @ The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Court lady’s robe (Neitao or Chenyi) (late 19th century) China, silk, silk gauze, silk and metallic thread, metal 143.0cm (centre back); 53.5 cm (sleeve length) Private collection, Melbourne MELBOURNE.- The National Gallery of Victoria presents Dressed to Rule: Imperial Robes of China, a fascinating exhibition exploring the political and cultural meanings in the design and symbolism of the robes of Imperial China. Focusing on the Qing dynasty period (1644–1911), Dressed to Rule features robes worn by the Qing Emperor of China... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2009

A Blue and White Globular Jar. China, 18th Century

A Blue and White Globular Jar. China, 18th Century A Blue and White Globular Jar, painted with a design of sinuous archaistic dragons with bifurcated tails amongst clouds over rocks and breaking waves, under a narrow border of bats amongst clouds under the neck. Height: 8 1/2” (21.6 cm). Price: $7,500.00 Mark Powley. Email: mail@markpowley.net (all text & images © Mark Powley)
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13 avril 2009

Blue & White Bottle Vase with Original Lid. China. Wanli period, Ming Dynasty

Blue & White Bottle Vase with Original Lid. China. Wanli period, Ming Dynasty 13 1/2" in height. Original condition no restoration. Full Provenance, held privately since 1952. Black Pearl Antiques and Fine Arts, LLC. Email: Blackpearlantiques@sbcglobal.net (all text & images © Black Pearl Antiques and Fine Arts, LLC)
13 avril 2009

A pair of carved Ivory pagodas. China. 1810

A pair of carved Ivory pagodas. China. 1810 A pair of Chinese ivory model pagodas made in Canton, complete with their garden terraces,trees,tables with precious objects, scholar's rocks, bells and Buddhas. Carved and painted ivory. height: 66.04 cm (2 ft. 2 in.), depth: 29.21 cm (11.5 in.), width/length: 25.4 cm (10 in.). Good antique condition. Price $75,000  Note: There is a Cantonese ivory boat of the same quality in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum that was brought back to England in 1803 by... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

Brown Coromandel Ten Panel Screen. China, Kangxi (1662 - 1772)

"La dignité n'est qu'un paravent placé par l'orgueil et derrière lequel nous enrageons à notre aise." Honoré de Balzac. Extrait de Les petits manèges d'une femme vertueuse Brown Coromandel Ten Panel Screen. China, Kangxi (1662 - 1772) lacquer. Height: 45 3/8 inches Width per panel: 9 3/8 inches. Price On Request Note: The ten panel carved brown lacquer screen is decorated with a continuous scene of the “One Hundred Boys” (shua wa wa) engaged in a variety of play: a group of boys frolicking in a lotus-strewn... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

Cloisonné Censer. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Cloisonné Censer. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) cloisonne enamel. Diameter: 4 ¾ inches. Price On Request Note: Of cylindrical everted form, the censer has two gilt medallions applied to either side and rests on three gilt metal cabriole legs with pad feet. Decorated with six stylized florets of white, red, blue and green enamels around the exterior and with six smaller similar blooms encircling the inside rim all amidst scrolling leaves. The base with a central green floret. Berwald Oriental Art. New York. Email:... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

Rock Crystal Swan Form Container. China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125)

"Les cygnes chantent avant de mourir. Certaines personnes feraient bien de mourir avant de chanter." Samuel Taylor Coledridge Rock Crystal Swan Form Container. China, Liao Dynasty (907-1125) Crystal. Length: 2 3/8 inches. Price On Request Note: The carved recumbent swan, its feet and wings tucked in, arches its head over its body forming a graceful loop with its long neck, the head nestled into the wing. There is a small aperture in the back, between the wings, with a fitted stopper secured by a gilt chain... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

Pair of Underglaze Blue And Iron Red Bowls. China. Jiaqing Mark and period (1796-1820)

Pair of Underglaze Blue And Iron Red Bowls. China. Jiaqing Mark and period (1796-1820) porcelain. Diameter: 5 7/8 inches. Price On Request Note: Each bowl is finely potted with slightly everted rounded sides decorated on the exterior with two bands of underglaze-blue scrolling leaves and stylised lotus flower heads painted in shades of iron-red. The well of the interior is decorated with a roundel enclosing an iron-red sanduo, ‘Three Plenties’ (peach, pomegranate, and finger citron) with three iron-red bats and lotus flower... [Lire la suite]