01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying lanterns suspended from a pole, the neck with two phoenix in flight among clouds, all between borders of stiff leaves and classic scroll to the neck... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2011

Blue and White 'Lotus' Guan Jar, 'Dragon' bottle vase & Qingbai Ewer and Cover. Yuan Dynasty

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus' Guan Jar. Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasties. Photo Sotheby's robustly potted in ovoid form with a short splayed neck set with a slightly everted rim flange, boldly painted in a dark, greyish cobalt blue with a broad stylised lotus scroll around the centre, with six large blooms alternating in full view and in profile among dense scrolling foliage and attendant buds, set between pendent and upright petal lappets draping the shoulder and skirting the waist, the shoulder lappets containing Buddhist and... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2011

Kangxi period Kangxi period @ Christie's. Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of famille verte dishes, Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each with a central lotus-form panel of antiques and auspicious objects surrounded by six panels in the shape of leaves and fruit enclosing ducks, pheasants, cranes, carp, grasshoppers, a ship and a qilin, the panels flanked by dragons and on a trellis-ground, the reverse with an artemesia leaf and double circle in underglaze blue; 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) diameter (2) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A pair of famille verte dishes,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2009

Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelains sold @ Christie's. European Noble and Private Collections, Amsterdam

A Chinese blue and white 'double-walled' teapot and cover. Kangxi (1662-1722) The globular sides divided in four honeycomb-pattern reticulated panels revealing a central flower-painted body, the outer body with a lotus design, the cover with flower-head reticulated design, moulded with upright handle and S-shaped spout simulating bamboo, minor rim frits, small baking flaw, frit, small cracks - 16 cm. high - Price Realized €5,625 A pair of Chinese blue and white 'double-walled' ewers and covers, Kangxi (1662-1722) The... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A gilt-bronze ewer and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze ewer and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century of Islamic metalware form, the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall narrow waisted neck and everted tapering rim, set to one side with an elegant long S-shaped spout issuing from a monster mask and to the other with a similarly shaped handle terminating with a lingzhi spray, decorated around the exterior in medium relief with dense leafy lotus scrolls, the domed cover surmounted by a lion finial, the base cast with a four-character studio mark.... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

Chinese coral-glazed ceramics, 18th century from Christie's Belgravia and Lake Geneva Two European Collection

A chinese coral-glazed bowl , 18th century With lines of calligraphy advising on the art of drinking, the white glazed interior with famille rose flower sprays, with wood stand4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Est. £800 - £1,200 - Price Realized £813 A chinese coral-glazed dish and a similar bowl , 18th century The dish with Chenghua six character underglazed blue mark to base; and a bowl, with wood stands. The dish - 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. (2). Est. £500 - £800 - Price Realized £1,063 A chinese coral-glazed bowl , 18th... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A small blue and white ewer or wine pot with domed cover, Kangxi

A small blue and white ewer or wine pot with domed cover, Kangxi Decorated with loop handle; the oviform body depicting four 'Long Elizas' beside two large arrangements of flowers; the base with underglaze blue Yu (jade) character and the remains of a Chait Galleries label. 14cm (5½in) high. (2). Estimate: £1,800 - 2,000 Footnote: For a comparable ewer, see page 66 of 'Chinesisches Porzellan/Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main' by Gunhild Gabbert (1977). Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2009

A Blue And White Ewer and Cover (He), Qianlong Seal Mark And Period

A Blue And White Ewer and Cover (He), Qianlong Seal Mark And Period of archaistic he form, the compressed globular body attached to the gently curved neck with a 'C'-shaped handle and set with an upright spout tapering to the tip, supported on four cylindrical legs, painted in underglaze blue around the sides with the bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') amidst luxuriant lotus flowers, the domed cover surmounted by a raised loop knop and decorated with a continuous lingzhi scroll (2). height 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate... [Lire la suite]