01 mai 2011

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.  Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The upper surface and sides of the cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black, red and yellow lacquer with ruyi scrolls, the base faintly incised with a three-character inscription reading Zhang Cheng zao, or made by Zhang Cheng; 3½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($13,368 - $20,052) Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com
01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.

A rare blue and white dish. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Painted to the interior with a peacock standing on rocks below a large peony bloom surrounded by leafy branches, the cavetto with large blooms borne on leafy scrolls, repeated on the exterior; 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($16,710 - $25,065) Notes: Compare a similar blue and white dish painted with a peacock in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, A Complete... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2011

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century.

A rare blue and white Ewer and Cover. Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying lanterns suspended from a pole, the neck with two phoenix in flight among clouds, all between borders of stiff leaves and classic scroll to the neck... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A pair of large imperial lacquered and gilt cabinets, sijianggui. . Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A  pair of large imperial lacquered and gilt cabinets, sijianggui. . Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Each of massive rectangular form and comprising two sections supported on short square feet, the hat chest top section with two square floating panel doors fitted flush and with a removable centre stile, below the large cabinet similarly fitted with rectangular doors, gilt to the front with fierce Buddhist lions carefully detailed with scaly spines and bushy tails, some in full stride, others in pairs,... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2011

Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish, Cup Stand & white anhua 'Phoenix' Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu

An outstanding Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period.. Photo Sotheby's the thick curved foliate walls rising to an everted rim with sixteen corresponding barbed bracket foliations, all supported on a low circular tapered foot, painted on the interior in a light copper red transmuting from strawberry to puce, with a chrysanthemum spray with four large blooms among evenly spaced foliage and buds in the centre, surrounded by formal lotus sprays on the cavetto, the blooms alternately closed and opened... [Lire la suite]
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]
26 avril 2011

A Kraak blue and white dish. Late Ming Dynasty

A Kraak blue and white dish. Late Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams Decorated with panels depicting Scholars objects and floral designs 50cm (nearly 20in) diameter. Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000, HKD 19,000 - 25,000 Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 9 May 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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26 avril 2011

A late Ming blue and white kendi of typical form. Wanli

A late Ming blue and white kendi of typical form. Wanli. Photo Bonhams Decorated with panels of flower arrangement, and other objects. About 23cm (9in) high. Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500, HKD 15,000 - 19,000 Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 9 May 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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26 avril 2011

A blue and white saucer dish. Shunzhi, circa 1660

A blue and white saucer dish. Shunzhi, circa 1660. Photo Bonhams Brightly painted in a wet blue with a large central cartouche of three tree peony blooms, below a cloud-collar band. 35cm (13¾in) diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, HKD 25,000 - 38,000 Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 9 May 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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15 avril 2011

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century.

A fine Huanghuali wine table, jiatousun jiuzhuo, China, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. photo Nagel Auktionen 77 x 100 x 43,5 cm. Estimate: 9000 / 12000 € Property from an European private collection, bought Weber & Bauer SA, Arte Orientale, Lugano Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6t-7h 2011 www.auction.de