30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (2)

Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 19.7 cm, DB. 12 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6037. Lady Lever Art Gallery. Vase, which belongs to a set of five (with three vases, LL 6037, LL 6038 (cover to LL 6037 ), LL 6039, LL 6040 (cover to LL 6039 ), LL 6041 & LL 6042 (cover to LL 6041 ) with slender oval bodies, short necks, dome-shaped covers, and slightly spreading feet; and two beakers, LL 6043 & LL 6044, with bulbous stems and flaring mouths). Design in bands of... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1)

Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25.  Lady Lever Art Gallery. Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations. Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2010

Bonhams Make World Record Prices for Glass and Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottles

A 'famille-rose' enamelled gold-ground glass 'lotus' snuff bottle, which sold for HK$9,056,000. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG.- Bonhams Hong Kong today (23 November 2010) celebrated its second “Golden Gavel Auction”, when Part II of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$24,000,000, the sale total was HK$54,832,000 (£4, 437,930) with every one of the 155 rare bottles successfully sold. A good... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2010

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen.

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender, flattened pear form, decorated in relief on both faces with a coiling five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst cloud scrolls, the underside of the base with a raised molded four character mark Ziqin Zhenwan; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th April 1992, lot 399. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2010

An enamelled porcelain reclining lady snuff bottle, 1795-1820. Attributed to Jingdezhen.

An enamelled porcelain reclining lady snuff bottle, 1795-1820. Attributed to Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's painted in famille-rose enamels, the bottle molded in the form of a reclining lady, her head resting on her right hand, while her left arm extends to reach her upraised left leg, both wrists with gilt bangles, her pale face gazing upward, her hair pulled high into a chignon and accessorized with two flowers, dressed in a yellow-ground robe decorated with floral medallions, over loose white pants cascading... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2010

The David Vases, Jingdezhen, dated equivalent to AD 1351

The David Vases, Jingdezhen, dated equivalent to AD 1351. British Musuem These vases are among the most important examples of blue-and-white porcelain in existence, and are probably the best-known porcelain vases in the world. They were made for the altar of a Daoist temple and their importance lies in the dated inscriptions on one side of their necks, above the bands of dragons. The long dedication is the earliest known on Chinese blue-and-white wares. The dedication records that in AD 1351 a man named Zhang Wenjin from... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2010

Miniature Chinese Art Makes World Record Prices at Bonhams

A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold Imperial snuff bottle, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760-1799, is presented at a Bonhams in Hong Kong, China. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD, LONDON.- Bonhams Hong Kong today celebrated the first-ever “Golden Gavel Auction” in its history, when part of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$20,000,000 (£1.8m), the sale total was HK$66,146,800 (£5.8m), with every one... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2010

Prunus Jar (Meiping) with Pair of Peafowls in Floral Scrolls, late Yuan dynasty, 1340-1368

China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen. Prunus Jar (Meiping) with Pair of Peafowls in Floral Scrolls, late Yuan dynasty, 1340-1368. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Porcelain, Wheel-thrown porcelain with blue painted decoration under clear glaze, Height: 18 1/2 in. (46.99 cm). Gift of Carl Holmes (58.49.15). Chinese and Korean Art Department. Los Angeles County Museum of Art http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/
17 janvier 2010

Corinne Van der Kindere @ BBRAFA Bruxelles

Passionnée par la Chine et son histoire millénaire, Corinne Van der Kindere, licenciée en sciences politiques et diplomatiques, en expose dans sa galerie au Sablon, depuis 1989, des objets d’art de Haute Epoque notamment des terres-cuites, bronzes, sculptures, céramiques Song et de l’orfèvrerie. Elle présente aussi des ivoires et estampes du Japon. BRAFA 2010 sera sa 19e participation à la Foire des Antiquaires de Belgique. La galerie est également présente à des foires internationales e.a, à Paris au Salon du Collectionneur et aux... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2010

Two dishes. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435

Dish. China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), Xuande era, 1426 - 1435 Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware). H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. Inv. 1979.165. The Asia Society New York The designs on this Xuande-era dish, consisting of a single, large floral spray in the center of the interior and four different floral sprays along the interior rim, are painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Crepe myrtle is painted in the... [Lire la suite]