07 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty Monochromes @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 - 17 September 2010, New York

An extremely rare pale celadon-glazed compressed globular jar. Yongle period (1403-1425). photo Christie's Ltd 2010    Of broad, compressed form, covered all over, and on the base, with an attractive pale 'winter-green' glaze thinning on the short neck and pooling slightly in darker tears beneath three modified biscuit florets on the sloping shoulders, the interior glazed white; 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam., box - Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Provenance: Nathan Bentz & Co., San Francisco.Harry Nail. Notes:... [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]
03 janvier 2010

Stoneware j, two overglaze yellow enamel dishes & underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze yellow enamel dish; Hongzhi & Zhengde

Jar. China, Shanxi or Henan Province; Ming period (1368-1644), late 15th century (probably Hongzhi era, 1488 - 1505) Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.178 The liveliness and sense of movement seen in the decoration of a phoenix and scrolling lotus flowers on this fahua jar that can be dated to the 15th century typifies the decoration... [Lire la suite]