14 juillet 2011

Chinese Imperial porcelain blue and white, underglaze copper-red and celadon vase. Six-character mark of Kangxi and period

A Chinese Imperial porcelain blue and white, underglaze copper-red and celadon vase. Six-character mark of Kangxi in underglaze blue and of the period, 1662-1722. Courtesy Marchant of club form slightly tapering towards the foot, painted on each facet with a mountainous river landscape with houses, viewing pavilions, pine, wuti and incised celadon rockwork, two panels with fishermen, one beneath the moon, each panel within underglaze blue double lines, the flat shoulder with four sprays of prunus, lotus, bamboo and daisy... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2011

A copper-red 'three fruits' bowl.. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period.

A copper-red 'three fruits' bowl.. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams The bowl with a short foot rising to a flared rim, the exterior with three fruits of pomegranate, persimmon and peach in underglaze copper-red, all on white ground. 15.2cm diam. Sold for HK$540,000 清康熙 釉裡紅三果圖碗 雙圈青花「大清康熙年製」楷書款 Provenance來源: Carl Kempe collectionSotheby's Paris, 12 June 2008, lot 82.Illustrated出版: B.Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 783.Chinese Ceramic Treasures, a... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Yongzheng miniature copper-red vase

A miniature copper-red vase; Yongzheng. photo Bonhams Of elegant pear-shaped form, covered all over with a rich mottled red glaze, thinning at the mouth to an opaque white, wood stand. 8.4cm high; Sold for HK$48,000 Provenance:/ Formerly in the collection of Brodie and Enid Lodge Exhibited 出版: The Oriental Ceramics Society, Monochrome Porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties, London, October 1948, no.5.清雍正 紅釉荸薺扁瓶擺件來源:Brodie 與 Enid Lodge舊藏 Bonhams. Bloch Collection; Wine and Whisky; Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Paintings;... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2010

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct., A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun pin

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct.,  photo courtesy Nagel broadly painted around the sides with the 'Three Abundances', peach, pomegranate and finger citron, between lappet and ruyi-lappet borders.  H. 28,4 cm - Estimate € 40 000 / 60 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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12 septembre 2010

Kangxi, Qianlong and Qing dynasty Blue and white and copper-red & iron-red and underglaze-blue porcelains

A blue and white and copper-red 'Shou' lotus dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of lotus form, the interior moulded with two rows of petals centering a medallion painted with a shou character and a ruyi head border, the inner ring painted copper red and the outer ring outlined in underglaze-blue, the exterior similarly decorated with outer petals alternately enclosing stylized characters and copper red florets, the base painted with an eight character Kangxi renzi Zhonghe Tang zhi mark ('made for the Zhonghe... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2010

Chinese monochromes @ Sotheby's, Fine Ceramics and works of Art, 15 Sept 2010, New York

A fine ru-type vase (hu) Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear-shaped form, the rounded sides resting on a slightly flared foot rising to an everted mouthrim, the shoulder molded with a raised band and set with a pair of stylized elephant handles, covered overall in a pale greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in archaising characters: height 12 in., 30.5 cm - Estimate 180,000 - 250,000 USD NOTE: This vase is exceptional for its... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2010

Underglaze copper-red-decorated, iron-red-decorated porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010

A pair of fine iron-red decorated holy water bottles. Qianlong period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each with baluster body and a cylindrical neck above a domed base, decorated with central lotus sprays between lappets and stylised foliate bands - 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high, finely carved wood stands (2). Est. £10,000 - £15,000 ($14,840 - $22,260) Price Realized £187,250 ($277,879) Notes: A single identical example can be seen in the painting by Giuseppe Castiglione in the National Palace Museum, showing the Emperor... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's superbly potted, the lower globular bulb supporting a smaller similarly shaped bulb, delicately painted in fine copper-red dots forming nine lively chi dragons clambering among lingzhi borne on scrolling stems wrapped around the vessel, all below a row of pendant ruyi heads encircling the slightly flared rim, the footrim encircled by a key-fret border, the copper-red of burgundy tone, the countersunk base... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2009

Three copper-red decorated porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A copper-red decorated porcelain stemcup, China, 18th/19th century Good condition - H. 12,2 cm - Est. 1 500,00 € Cf. Christie's London, 12.11.2002, Lot 58 - Old paper labe to base: L'Exposition Nationale Suisse, Zurich 1885 An iron-red decorated dragon dish, China, Guangxu mark and period Very short hairline to rim - D. 21,3 cm - Est. 650,00 € A copper-red decorated porcelain stemcup, China, probably Qing dynasty Stand with few very small chips - D. 15,5 cm - Est. 600,00 € Property from an... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2009

Two blue and copper-red porcelains of Edward (Ted) Wrangham Collection of Chinese Art @ Bonhams

A rare blue and copper-red pear-shaped vase, 18th century © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Boldly painted on one side in a richly-toned cherry-red and blue palette with a large cluster of twelve peaches irregularly grouped along two long leafy branches, the design extending almost around the vase beneath a band of formal lotus scroll at the shoulder and overlapping stiff leaves rising to the flaring rim. 27cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £12,000 - 18,000, HK$150,000 - 230,000 Provenance: Bluett and Son, LondonFG and EH... [Lire la suite]