01 mai 2011

A Ming blue and white bottle vase. Jiajing period (1522-1566)

A Ming blue and white bottle vase. Jiajing period (1522-1566). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted around the pear-shaped body with large lotus flowers with feathery petals borne on leafy meandering scrolls, all above a lappet band at the foot, the shoulder with a wide band enclosing a stylised leafy scrolls, the base with a four-character inscription reading 'yong bao chang chun'; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($16,710 - $25,065) Notes: Yong bao chang chun may be translated as 'Eternal life and everlasting... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2011

A large and impressive Ming oviform vase. Jiajing

A large and impressive Ming oviform vase. Jiajing. Photo Bonhams Designed with an hexagonal rim, oviform body and unglazed base; decorated with six panels, variously depicting tigers, cranes, peacocks, long-tailed birds and birds-of-prey. Contained in a fitted Japanese wood box with an inscription; 48cm (19in) high (2). Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000, HKD 760,000 - 1,000,000 Provenance: Ex. A Private Collection in Japan.For another example, also dated to the Jiajing reign [1522-1566], see the Marchant exhibition... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2010

Blue & White Kinrande Style Shallow Bowl, 明代 Ming Dynasty, 嘉慶 Jiajing Period (1522-1566)

Blue & White Kinrande Style Shallow Bowl, 明代 Ming Dynasty, 嘉慶 Jiajing Period (1522-1566) A blue and white shallow bowl with a wide everted rim raised on a tall ring foot painted in Kinrande style, the Japanese term meaning gold brocade style, popular during the reign of the Jiajing emperor, Houcong. The cavetto painted in iron red with traces of a gilt floral motif in evidence and beneath the rim a single underglaze blue line border under the iron red pigment. In the well of the bowl a haloed... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2009

Six ceramics from Northern Song to Ming dynasty sold @ Sotheby's London

A small 'jun' bowl. Northern Song dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides rising steeply from a splayed foot to a slightly incurved rim, all under a pale bluish-grey glaze thinning to a grey-brown colour around the rim and stopping unevenly above the foot - 8.8cm., 3 3/8 in. Est. 18,000—25,000 GBP - Sold 39,650 GBP PROVENANCE: A Japanese Private Collection. A 'yaozhou' pale-glazed tripod censer. Jin dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's the boldly potted rounded body supported by three animal-form feet... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

A rare blue and white 'crane' vase. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare blue and white 'crane' vase. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period the body of pear shape rising from a high spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck and flaring rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with geese in flight above lotus, all between a classic scroll at the base and foliate bands at the neck, the base with two-character inscription. 29cm., 11 3/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 14th December 1982, lot 181. NOTE: The two-character mark on the... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2009

A wucai 'Eight Immortals' baluster vase and cover, Jiajing

A wucai 'Eight Immortals' baluster vase and cover, Jiajing Enamelled in colours with the Eight Immortals and their attributes, Cao Guojiu, Han Xiang Zi, Zhongli Quan, Lan Caihe, Lu Dongbin, He Xiangu, Li Tieguai, Zhang Guo Lao, Xiwang mu and Shoulao, all in a garden amidst bamboo, wutong tree and waterfalls, with part of the decoration in relief, above a pale blue lotus pond, the shoulders with Buddhist lions amidst a leafy peony scroll, between key-fret and lappet borders, the neck with a floral scroll, the domed cover with a... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2009

A large lotos porcelain bowl, China, Chenghua six-character mark, Jiajing period

A large lotos porcelain bowl, China, Chenghua six-character mark, Jiajing period Short hairline crack to rim, rim frits. D. 38 cm. Est. 6 000 EUR. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
05 avril 2009

A blue and white lotus flower jar. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

A blue and white lotus flower jar. Ming dynasty, Jiajing period robustly potted, painted with a wide band of a meandering stem sprouting alternating large single and paired lotus flowers, together with large pads and trefoil leaves, skirted around the waisted foot by a border of stylised lappets, all below a band of peony scrolls around the shoulder and detached ruyi emblems tied with ribbons collaring the short flared neck. 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08... [Lire la suite]