09 juillet 2011

A pair of Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821)

A pair of Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821), the mounts, circa 1815, the neck and handle mounts, circa 1820. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each of bottle shape, stoutly potted with rounded sides, densely decorated with the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, tied with long fluttering ribbons, amongst 'ball' flowers, butterflies, cloud scrolls and bats in flight, with a lappet band rising above the short slightly-splayed foot, all set against a celadon ground,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2011

A set of four Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821)

A set of four Empire ormolu-mounted Chinese porcelain baluster vases, the porcelain Jiaqing period (1796-1821), the mounts, circa 1815. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with globular bodies surmounted by wide cylindrical necks, densely decorated with the Eight Buddhist and Daoist Emblems (bajixiang and anbaoxian) amidst blue cloud scrolls, bats in flight and 'ball' flowers in raised white slip, with a band of gilded lotus lappets rising from the base, all reserved on a celadon ground, surmounted by an out- scrolled collar... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2010

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period.

A superb pair of jadeite imperial seals. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a partially open mouth revealing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane defined by fine incisions, the two bodies intertwined and crouching low on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, one seal deeply and crisply carved with the characters... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2009

A Chinese elephant form censer. Possibly Jiaqing period.

A Chinese elephant form censer. Possibly Jiaqing period. Standing with its head turned to the right, with enamelled decoration, 16cm (repair to top rim). Estimate: £400 - 600 Bonhams. EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS AND ASIAN ART, 7 Jul 2009. KNOWLE www.bonhams.com
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