10 mars 2010

Painting and Imperial Objects Highlight Sotheby's Fine Chinese Sale

A Rare Imperial Tribute Guangzhou Embellished Ivory and Tortoiseshell Fan, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. $100/150,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 23 March 2010 sale of Chinese Works of Art will feature paintings, ceramics, jades and furniture including a number of Imperial works from distinguished private collections. Among the highlights of the sale is A Fine and Rare Imperial ‘Zitan’ Stand and Base – zitan is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious of materials, so much so that it was said to be... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2010

Ming style Blue & White Charger. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Ming style Blue & White Charger. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com A large blue and white Ming style dish (charger) with rounded sides rising in a gentle flare to a out-turned rolled rim supported on a ring foot decorated on the exterior with a meandering lotus blossom and tendril scroll between line borders framed by a single leafy tendril scroll border.  The interior cavetto repeating this pattern with the well of the dish also covered in a blossoming lotus tendril... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2010

Blue & White Imperial Dragon Saucer. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Blue & White Imperial Dragon Saucer. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com A fine blue and white saucer with everted rim painted on the interior with a writhing  five clawed dragon amongst flames with the flaming pearl, framed within double line borders. A further double line border decorates the cavetto rim. The exterior painted with two dragons, each chasing a flaming pearl surrounded by flames. The rim and base trimmed with single line borders. The base is glazed white... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the shallow sides rising to an everted rim raised on a high ring foot. The exterior and interior are covered in a rich copper red glaze suffused with large craquelure. On some of the crackled lines copper has randomly migrated and fired a deeper hue creating an impromptu design. This unusual phenomenon occurs in the center of the dish and in the cavetto and on the reverse. The bottom of the dish is glazed white... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the ribbed globular body surmounted by a molded ring of  pendant ruyi lappet heads, through which the neck rises to a flared foliated (chrysanthemum-shaped) mouth.  The whole sits atop a tall cylindrical foot and is covered overall in a rich cafe au lait brown speckled glaze that appears somewhat metallic to the eye, the exposed footrim showing the fine white paste. Height:  7" (17.9cm).... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Langyao Compressed Bottle Vase @ Vermeer & Griggs Asian Art

Langyao Compressed Bottle Vase 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) A fine small bottle vase, the compressed globular body supported on a high splayed foot and rising to a tall cylindrical neck applied with a copper red Langyao glaze that has fired to a pale tone except at the bottom where the glaze has turned a rich hue of congealed blood. The base is covered in a pale cream colored crackled glaze. Height: 6" (15.2cm). Condition:  Excellent, several minor chips on the foot rim. Price on... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Langyao Apple Form Water Pot. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) @ Vermeer & Griggs

Langyao Apple Form Water Pot. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) A fine small apple form water pot, the compressed globular body applied with a copper red Langyao glaze that has fired to a pale tone except at the bottom where the glaze has turned a rich hue of congealed blood. The base has fired a pale copper green colored crackled tone except in the center where it's turned red. Height: 2 1/2" (6.4cm). Condition:  Excellent, a minor chip at the mouth rim. Price on appliaction Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2009

The Griggs Imperial 乾隆 Qianlong Teadust Vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

The Griggs Imperial 乾隆 Qianlong Teadust Vase, 清代 Qing dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) The Griggs Vase is a very unique imperial vase in many ways. This form as far as I know, is a heretofore unrecorded shape executed in porcelain and is based on an archaic bronze form. The even tone and smooth satin finish of the teadust colored glaze covering the vase is unique amongst this color group. The highly compressed body sits atop a tall slightly splayed foot. The slender neck rises from the shoulder to a large bulbous... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2009

A massive imperial khotan green jade 'ba zheng mao nian zhi bao' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A massive imperial khotan green jade 'ba zheng mao nian zhi bao' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely carved of large square form, surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above jaws bearing sharp teeth, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined crouching on their haunches and pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and crisply carved with the characters Ba zheng mao nian zhi bao, (Treasure of... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2009

A Large Grey Jade Buffalo And A Massive Imperial Khotan-Green Jade Seal Lead Sotheby’s London Fine Chinese Ceramics & W.O.A

A Massive Imperial Khotan-Green Jade Seal, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Est. £400,000-600,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's London biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, which will take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 will present over 250 lots, comprising an important range of sculpture, ceramics and works of art in the wide variety of styles and media for which Chinese works of art are renowned. Robert Bradlow, Head of Sotheby’s Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department, London, said: “In the... [Lire la suite]