04 septembre 2009

A fine and rare pair of famille rose vases. Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

A fine and rare pair of famille rose vases. Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850) Each with tapering ovoid body decorated with four bats alternately suspending a ribbon-tied chime or a peach above a lotus spray with scrolling tendrils, all surrounded by hibiscus scroll above a band of petal lappets and below bands of ruyi heads and flower sprays on the sloping shoulder, the neck similarly decorated between two small blue scroll handles, all below an out-curved mouth rim with shaped edge... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period Each decorated on the exterior with nine mythical beasts finely painted in pale and dark blue tones, including dragons, horses, elephantine beast and tortoises, all amidst fire scrolls and white crested swirling waves, the interior with a medallion enclosing an elephantine beast amidst fire scrolls and crashing waves, box. 19cm (7½in) diam. (3). Sold for £8,400 Provenance: Bluett and Sons, London, labelsThe Robert Murray Bell and... [Lire la suite]