23 janvier 2011

A Chinese Ming Imperial porcelain yellow glazed saucer dish. Six character mark of Jiajing within a double ring and of the perio

A Chinese Ming Imperial porcelain yellow glazed saucer dish. Six character mark of Jiajing within a double ring and of the period, 1522-1566. Courtesy Marchantwith flared rim, covered over all in a rich and even egg yolk yellow glaze slightly pooling on the exterior of the foot rim, the base glazed white; 6 7/8 inches, 17.5cm diameter. Price on request • Formerly in a private English collection. • Two similar dishes given by Sir. A.W. Franks, OAF.42, are illustrated by Jessica Harrison-Hall in Ming Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2009

Three Yongzheng & Jiajing yellow-glazed porcelains sold @ Bonhams

A very rare yellow-glazed bowl and cover, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Finely and crisply incised around the exterior of the deep U-shaped body under the flaring rim with a wide band of two five-clawed dragons amidst fire and cloud scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls, all above two relief-moulded ribs and an incised band of stylised foaming waves and rocks above the short straight foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a crisply-moulded reticulated seated... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period Of compressed globular form, exquisitely painted in cobalt-blue of soft purplish tone to depict sixteen lively boys at play in a continuous landscape, one group in mock procession with a boy 'attendant' using a lotus leaf parasol shading a boy 'official' on a hobby horse behind a boy carrying a staff, observed by another boy in the foreground; another group of three boys are kneeling over a bowl,... [Lire la suite]