25 mars 2009

A Superb Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue Decorated 'Dragon' Moonflask, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A Superb Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue Decorated 'Dragon' Moonflask, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong of flattened globular form supported on a short straight foot, the very white porcelain superbly and deftly painted on each side in soft ruby tones of copper-red with a ferocious full-faced dragon, the scaly five-clawed beast framed by flaring horns and long flowing mane above furrowed brows and piercing blue eyes, entwining a central 'flaming pearl' amid a scatter of vaporous clouds and leaping above turbulent rolling... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2009

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng delicately potted with an elongated ovoid body tapering to the countersunk foot, the sloping shoulder sweeping up to a slender flaring neck with triple filets 'three string' (san xian) collaring the base of the neck, the body decorated with a band of blue bagua trigrams around the shoulder, above four yin-yang symbols painted in two shades of contrasting cobalt blue, all above deftly painted and well-controlled bright copper-red... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2009

Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale in April @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale 2009 will be held on 8th April, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. An exceptional collection of rare and magnificent imperial Chinese Ceramics and works of art from the Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties will be featured. Together with two extraordinary sales, a total of over 70 lots will be offered and the sale is estimated to fetch HK$200 million. Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, commented on... [Lire la suite]