19 mai 2009

A famille verte hexagonal bottle and cover, Kangxi

A famille verte hexagonal bottle and cover, Kangxi Each facet alternately painted with elegant ladies within a garden, flowers amidst rockwork, and collections of scholar's objects, all below a meandering floral scroll on the flat shoulder, the cover similarly painted around the sides. 28.8cm (11¼in) high. (2). Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
19 mai 2009

A fine and rare large blue and white five-piece octagonal garniture, Kangxi

A fine and rare large blue and white five-piece octagonal garniture, Kangxi Comprising two waisted flaring beaker vases and three baluster jars with domed covers, each piece with each facetted side painted with panels enclosing various flowering and blossoming plants, including prunus, rose, hibiscus, peony and magnolia, with insects and birds in flight above, the necks painted with smaller panels depicting various flowers growing behind rockwork, the domed covers similarly painted and surmounted by lotus bud finial, all... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt pear-shaped vase, Kangxi

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt pear-shaped vase, Kangxi The gently bulbous body rising from a splayed foot to a tall flaring cylindrical neck, flanked on either side by mythical beast handles, finely gilt around the exterior with two registers of fierce taotie-style animal masks against geometric grounds, all below borders of upright and pendent leaves interspersed by ruyi-head and taiji motifs on the neck, with a chevron band at the rim.  38.8cm (15¼in) high. Sold for £5,400 Provenance: a French private... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt baluster vase, Kangxi

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt baluster vase, Kangxi Finely and intricately painted around the exterior with figures on a bridge over a lake amidst a busy landscape of mountains, tiered pavilions and rocky outcrops, with additional groups of figures engaged in various pursuits, all below wispy clouds, the neck with bulbous middle section painted with a further continuous landscape, bordered below by a band of ruyi-heads, and above by floral sprays and insects, with a classic scroll band at the rim. 44.1cm (17¼in) high.. Sold... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2009

A large powder-blue-ground copper-red 'prunus' dish, Kangxi

A large powder-blue-ground copper-red 'prunus' dish, Kangxi Painted at the centre with a scalloped panel enclosing a blossoming prunus branch, with the flowers skilfully rendered in copper-red, all reserved on a rich powder-blue ground.  36cm (14in) diam. Sold for £2,040 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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18 mai 2009

A pair of ormolu-mounted powder-blue-ground and famille verte pear-shaped bottle vases. The porcelain Kangxi

A pair of ormolu-mounted powder-blue-ground and famille verte pear-shaped bottle vases. The porcelain Kangxi Each surmounted by a tall tulip neck with flaring rim, painted around the exterior with two large quatrefoil panels, enclosing birds and insects in flight above blossoming flowers and rockwork, and two smaller leaf-shaped cartouches enclosing flowering plants, the bases and rims with later European gilt-metal mounts. 25.7cm (10in) high. (2). Sold for £2,400 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

A pair of turquoise-glazed openwork brushpots, Kangxi

A pair of turquoise-glazed openwork brushpots, Kangxi Each of cylindrical form carved in pierced openwork with intertwined branches and leaves of the 'Three Friends of Winter', bamboo, pine and prunus, covered with a bright turquoise glaze stopping at the foot.  9.4cm (3¾in) high. (2). Estimate: £2,500 - 3,000 - Unsold Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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18 mai 2009

A green-glazed carved baluster vase, meiping, Kangxi

A green-glazed carved baluster vase, meiping, Kangxi The gently waisted body rising to a wide rounded shoulder carved with a wide scale-pattern band, with a border of inverted foliate lappets at the shoulder and foot, applied on either side with two lion-mask handles.  20.6cm (8in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 - Unsold. Provenance: the Jarras Collection, EnglandA comparable example, but without the lion-mask handles, in the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2009

A blue and white mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi

A blue and white mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi Finely painted around the exterior with two winged fish amongst crashing waves and rocky outcrops, the bulb-mouth painted with a band of ruyi-head motifs. 25.6cm (10in) high. Sold for £5,400 Provenance: the Jarras Collection, England Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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18 mai 2009

A blue and white mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi

A blue and white mallet-shaped vase, Kangxi Finely painted around the exterior with a continuous riverscape scene of a lone fisherman surrounded by high peaks and rocky outcrops, the tall neck painted with a chilong holding a kite, surrounded by flame scrolls. 25.3cm (10in) high. Sold for £9,360 Provenance: Douglas J K Wright Ltd., London, label, purchased in the 1970sAn English private collection Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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