26 avril 2011

Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish, Cup Stand & white anhua 'Phoenix' Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu

An outstanding Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period.. Photo Sotheby's the thick curved foliate walls rising to an everted rim with sixteen corresponding barbed bracket foliations, all supported on a low circular tapered foot, painted on the interior in a light copper red transmuting from strawberry to puce, with a chrysanthemum spray with four large blooms among evenly spaced foliage and buds in the centre, surrounded by formal lotus sprays on the cavetto, the blooms alternately closed and opened... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2011

An extremely rare underglaze-red figure of an acolyte. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period.

  An extremely rare underglaze-red figure of an acolyte. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. photo Sotheby's boldly modeled standing on a high lotus base, his shoulders slightly bowed, with hands held together in prayer, wearing a short floral-decorated apron over a plain dhoti, billowing as if windswept, the bare chest with an elaborate lotus and bead pendant flanked by a short scarf draped over the shoulders, the head with well-defined features and hair drawn into a topknot and two coiled plaits at the nape, all beneath... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2011

Sotheby's to Offer a Selection of Magnificent Imperial Porcelain from 'The Meiyintang Collection'

A supreme highlight is a Falangcai (‘foreign colour’) vase with golden pheasants, Qing Dynasty, AD 1736-95, expected to sell in excess of HK$180 million/ US$23 million / £14 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’'s announced that it will offer in Hong Kong on the 7th April 2011 selections from one of the grandest collections of Chinese Art formed in the last century, The Meiyintang Collection. Assembled over a period of more than 50 years, The Meiyintang Collection is world-renowned for having brought together... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period

An extremly rare underglaze-red meiping. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the robustly potted broad-shouldered tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short flaring neck with rolled rim, painted around the exterior in copper-red fired to silvery-red tones with a broad band enclosing pine, plantain and bamboo trees, all between classic scroll and lotus-lappet bands at the base and leafy peony scroll and foaming wave bands encircling the neck, a stiff leaf band at the neck, the base... [Lire la suite]
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