22 juin 2011

Yongzheng, Jiaqing & Qianlong monochrome @ Bonhams

A copper red glazed porcelain vase (yuhuchunping). Yongzheng Mark and Period photo Bonhams Of elegant pear shape raised on a flared foot and tapering inward to a narrow neck under a flared trumpet mouth, the deep peach-red glaze of even color shading to a darker rich color at the foot, the base with a six character mark written regular script within a double ring in underglaze blue; 9 3/4in (24.8cm) high. Sold for US$290,000 A coral red and gilt enameled porcelain double gourd vase. Jiaqing Mark. photo Bonhams The rich... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2011

The Alan E. Feen Collection of Chinese Glass

A red glass cup. Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of cylindrical section rising to a narrow waisted everted lip, the thin translucent walls carved in raised relief with an elegantly rendered blooming mallow plant, the base bearing the incised four-character mark within a square border; 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Note: The mallow flower has been a popular subject for glass blowers since the mid-Qing era. For its use in snuff bottle decoration, see Bonhams, New York, March 24, 2010, the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2011

Shopping of Chinese Glass @ Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Rare set of eight Chinese simulated coral glass immortal figures, 19th century. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Tall coral-tone figures representing the eight Taoist immortals mounted over wood stands. Glass H: 9 in. Pits and pores to glass likely intended to mimic coral surface; one figure repaired / rebuilt at ankle level; very small chip to nose of one figure and small chip to drapery at foot of another. Estimate $15,000-30,000 PROVENANCE:  Property from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection of Fine... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2011

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark

Chinese white jade archer's ring. Qianlong mark. Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Ring carved to exterior with figures in a simple landscape; true white jade with pebble skin inclusions. H: 1 in. Estimate $3,000-5,000 Light surface wear Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Arts - Main Floor Gallery - Mar 19 2011 10:00. www.freemansauction.com
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25 mars 2010

A red and blue overlay glass bottle vase. Qianlong mark, probably of the period

A red and blue overlay glass bottle vase. Qianlong mark, probably of the period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear shape, carved around the exterior through thick blue and transparent red layers to a white ground depicting two qilong dragons and five bats amid cloud scrolls and flowers - height 8 in., 20.4 cm. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 128,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 23 Mar 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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24 mars 2010

Chinese textiles @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A fine and rare gold 'kesi' 'one hundred birds' jacket. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely woven depicting 'one hundred birds' in a landscape with trees flowers including pomegranates, finger citrons, nandina berries, crab apples, and peaches - width 63 in., 160 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold  50,000 USD NOTE: Compare a 'one hundred boys' informal robe in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, illustrated by Robert Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A 'spinach' jade cricket cage and cover and a marriage bowl, Qianlong

A 'spinach' jade cricket cage and cover. Qianlong Mark The cover of rectangular section with cusped corners and deeply undercut panels of figures in a verdant landscape setting that rests upon a low, footed base finished with a raised collar at the top, the underside bearing a four-character mark in seal script. 8 1/2in (21cm) long. Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000 A fine 'spinach' jade marriage bowl. Qianlong Its low, curving well centered with a raised peony flower head, the flower... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

A pair of carved white jade circular plaques and cloisonné enameled metal stands. Qianlong Marks

A pair of carved white jade circular plaques and cloisonné enameled metal stands. Qianlong Marks Each plaque thinly sectioned and carved to one side with mirror images of three figures standing in a landscape setting, the reverse bearing an incised four-character mark in seal script filled with gold lacquer; the 18th Century metal stands decorated with brightly colored enamels and remains of gilt. 6 1/8 (15.5cm) high overall. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2009

A red overlay Peking glass vase. Qianlong Mark, 18th-19th Century

A red overlay Peking glass vase. Qianlong Mark, 18th-19th Century Of stick neck shape and translucent white 'snowflake' ground beneath the rich cranberry red layer carved away to form a cloud collar band above a five-clawed dragon striding through clouds and scudding waves, the recessed base bearing a four-character mark in seal script. 9in (23cm) high. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com