08 février 2011

A Chinese porcelain Wucai baluster jar and cover, 17th century.

A Chinese porcelain Wucai baluster jar and cover, 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 14¾in. (37.5cm.) high (2) - Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. Christie's, 8 - 9 February 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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]
24 décembre 2010

Yuan Porcelains @ "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Plate with Peonies and Waves in Reverse Pattern, 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware); H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm), Diam. 17 13/16 in. (45.3 cm). Lent by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2010

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct., A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun pin

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct.,  photo courtesy Nagel broadly painted around the sides with the 'Three Abundances', peach, pomegranate and finger citron, between lappet and ruyi-lappet borders.  H. 28,4 cm - Estimate € 40 000 / 60 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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22 octobre 2010

A fine and very rare 'anhua' celadon-glazed porcelain blossom bowl, China, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

A fine and very rare 'anhua' celadon-glazed porcelain blossom bowl, China, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel  D. 15,4 cm - Estimate € 25 000 / 35 000 For the Yongle prototype of this very rare bowl see 'Monochrome Porcelain - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace', Beijing 1999. no. 169 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
21 octobre 2010

A blue and white 'Flying Horse' porcelain bowl, China, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th ct

A blue and white 'Flying Horse' porcelain bowl, China, Jiajing six-character mark, 17th ct. photo courtesy Nagel Glaze frits to rim. D. 16,2 cm - Estimate € 1 500 Property from an old European private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
20 septembre 2010

A molded and enamelled porcelain figural snuff bottle, 1796-1820.

A molded and enamelled porcelain figural snuff bottle, 1796-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's molded and decorated in famille-rose enamels as Liu Hai stepping forward with one leg raised and wearing an iron-red gilt-decorated robe over turquoise enamelled trousers, strings of cash in his hands, and with his three-legged toad perched on his shoulder; height 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD PROVENANCE: Nelly Davies. NOTE: Lui Hai appears to have been a popular subject for... [Lire la suite]
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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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25 mai 2010

A blue and white porcelain bowl, China for Vietnam, marked yuanpu guifan, 18th/19th ct

A blue and white porcelain bowl, China for Vietnam, marked yuanpu guifan, 18th-19th century. © 2010 Nagel - Auction D. 17,6 cm. Two fine cracks - Estimate 600 € Lot sold 1 600 € Property from an Euorpean private collection Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010 www.auction.de
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20 avril 2010

BULGARI jewelry @ Phillips de Pury & Company

Bulgari, A Rare Serpent Bracelet-Watch, 1970. photo Phillips de Pury & Company The flexible bracelet designed as a coiled snake, the scales applied with gold, orange and red enamel, accented by marquise-cut diamond eyes, the hinged head opening to reveal a watch, of mechanical movement, the circular cream dial, with gold tone baton numerals and hands.   Signed 'Bulgari', dial signed 'Vacheron Constantin'.  A similar watch from this series is illustrated in Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Bulgari,... [Lire la suite]
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