11 novembre 2010

A blue and white 'Windswept' meiping. Ming dynasty, 15th century

A blue and white 'Windswept' meiping. Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Sotheby's the slender body rising from a spreading foot to a rounded shoulder and a short narrow tapering neck, freely painted in 'windswept' style around the exterior with an Immortal in a landscape beneath a band of scrolling foliage and above a band of ascending leaves; 31cm., 12 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
11 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white 'Three friends of winter' vase. Ming Dynasty, circa 1500

A rare blue and white 'Three friends of winter' vase. Ming Dynasty, circa 1500. Photo: Sotheby's the baluster body rising from a high domed foot to a tall trumpet neck set with a pair of elephant-head handles, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with pine, prunus and bamboo between lotus lappet and ruyi bands, the neck with key-fret and stiff leaf bands; 21cm., 8 1/4 in.  Estimate 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,625 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 13th December 1988, lot 158. NOTE: This vase is... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A blue and white meiping. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A blue and white meiping. Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo: Sotheby's the slightly spreading foot, rising to a rounded shoulder and short narrow neck, painted with a central band of two peacocks amongst rockwork and foliage, between a band of shaped panels of lotus on a diaper ground at the shoulder and a band of ascending leaves at the foot; 36cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 11,875 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
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11 novembre 2010

The Stenbeck Collection of Ming, Transitional & Kangxi Porcelain @ Bonhams

A fine blue and white sleeve vase. Circa 1640 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd During the early/mid seventeenth century in China, for some fifty years the absence of Imperial patronage meant non-Imperial kilns played a leading role in ceramic production. This resulted in one of the most dynamic and fascinating periods in China's porcelain history. The withdrawal from Jingdezhen's potters of Court patronage led to a dramatic diversity of production, as the kilns turned their attention to selling both into the non-Imperial domestic... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2010

The Chinese Jade Collection of Mrs R. Gladwyn @ Bonhams

The Collection of the Late Lieutenant Colonel R.F.C. Gladwyn and the late Mrs R. Gladwyn Lt. Col. Gladwyn served in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and was then posted to Hong Kong, where he served from 1953 to 1955 and was joined there by his family. The collection of Chinese jade carvings and ceramics was formed during the stay in Hong Kong. He had an eye for detail and collected these works of art because he thought they were beautiful. Their intricate designs and small details fascinated him, and he admired the great skills of the... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2010

A set of two fine openwork carved jade plaques mounted to coppergilt belt hooks. China, probably Ming dynasty

A set of two fine openwork carved jade plaques mounted to coppergilt belt hooks. China, probably Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel L. 12,5 cm. Wear to gilding, greenish patina - Estimate 1 800 € Property from a German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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31 octobre 2010

A fine Ge-ware flower-shaped bowl, China, early Ming dynasty, probably Yongle period

A fine Ge-ware flower-shaped bowl, China, early Ming dynasty, probably Yongle period. photo courtesy Nagel D. 13,5 cm. Covered overall in a fine pale-grey glaze, the foot rim revealing the typical iron-grey body, nice jinsi tiexian craquelure 'gold thread and iron wire' - Estimate 9 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
31 octobre 2010

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel inscribed at the reverse side on the shoulder: tianxia emei shengjing and on the robe chaoyangmen nanxiaojie sun lian zao zhu. H. 47,5 cm - Estimate 60 000 / 80 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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21 octobre 2010

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a high domed hollow foot with stepped edge to an incurved broad mouth rim, finely painted in heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion and to the exterior with a broad band of leafy scrolling daylilies, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a chevron band at the rim, the stem with double lines and lotus-lappet and dot bands, the underglaze-blue six-character... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2010

A very large Blue and White 'Three Friends' porcelain bowl, China, marked Fu gui jia qi, Jiajing-Longqing period

A very large Blue and White 'Three Friends' porcelain bowl, China, marked Fu gui jia qi, Jiajing-Longqing period. photo courtesy Nagel Polished chip to rim. D. 37,5 cm - Estimate € 9 000 Property from a South German private collection, former collection Tseng Tung-fa, Stuttgart, until 1982 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de