17 juin 2011

A pair of blue and white porcelain dragon bowls. Jiajing Mark and Period

A pair of blue and white porcelain dragon bowls. Jiajing Mark and Period. Photo Bonhams Each of inverted bell form with a flared rim and tall foot, a dragon roundel centering the floor of the well and two dragons on the exterior walls pursuing a flaming pearl above a jeweled lappet band, the recessed base displaying the six-character mark in regular script enclosed within a double ring. 6 1/8 (15.5cm) diameter - Estimate: US$10,000 - 15,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
02 avril 2011

Two Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowls. Jiajing mark and period & Wanli Mark and Period

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowl. Jiajing mark and period. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot, the exterior painted in shades of bright cobalt-blue with two dragons striding amidst wisps of clouds, dividied by lingzhi issuing from rockwork, framing a single fu and shou character, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon amidst ruyi clouds: diameter 7 1/8 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 92,500 USD A Fine Blue and White 'Dragon'... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2011

A large blue and white 'Dragon' jar. Jiajing mark and period

A large blue and white 'Dragon' jar. Jiajing mark and period. photo Sotheby's the broad swelling shoulders tapering to a flat and slightly recessed foot, surmounted by a short, wide neck with a lipped rim, boldly painted in a rich cobalt blue with four supple leaping dragons separated by winged phoenix and cranes in flight among cloud scrolls, above a border of ruyi lappets enclosed within double and triple line borders; height 16 1/4 in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 362,500 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
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]
12 novembre 2010

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the upper surface of the cover painted with a frontal five-claw dragon flying amongst cloud scrolls and flames, above a band of two striding dragons, pursuing flaming pearls, with a similar band to the side of the base; 19.2cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
10 novembre 2010

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period.

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a ruyi medallion encircled by a classic scroll band, the exterior with four scaly five-clawed dragons each holding a pearl enclosing the single character wan, shou, qing and ping, all above a lotus lappet band at the base; 18cm., 7in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 61,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and periodA very rare carved polychrome

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the straight-sided domed cover finely carved through the cinnabar, yellow and green lacquer with a raised medallion of eight children surrounding a jovial and bearded peddler carrying a massive horn-like yoke on his back from which is strapped a pair of rattan arches, each balancing a large balustraded square basket filled with carved lacquer vases, food containers and tall rattan canes... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

A Blue and White dish & A Blue and White dish, Jiajing mark and period.

A Blue and White dish. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a phoenix and crane in flight amidst scrolling lotus, the reverse similarly decorated with a frieze of alternating cranes and phoenix amidst lotus scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark ; diameter 7 in., 17.7 cm - Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 USD EXHIBITION: Oosterse Schatten: 4000 Jaar Aziatische Kunst, Riijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 3rd July - 10th October 1954, no. 254 (according to... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Jiajing mark and period & 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period

A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's painted around the body in bright blue with a continuous band of lotus flowers issuing from leafy scrolls, between a double line encircling the rim and base, the interior with plain sides and a large medallion enclosing four lotus flowers, all within a double line border repeated at the rim; diameter 11 5/8 in., 29..5 cm - Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli mark and period. Photo: Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2010

A rare biscuit-reserved white 'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period

A rare biscuit-reserved white 'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period..photo courtesy Sotheby's the center decorated in reserve and incised with a downward swooping dragon among clouds left in the biscuit, the underside similarly decorated with a frieze of two further dragons - diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Christie's New York, 24th March 2004, lot 176. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 23 Mar 2010. New York www.sothebys.com