12 septembre 2010

Kangxi, Qianlong and Qing dynasty Blue and white and copper-red & iron-red and underglaze-blue porcelains

A blue and white and copper-red 'Shou' lotus dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of lotus form, the interior moulded with two rows of petals centering a medallion painted with a shou character and a ruyi head border, the inner ring painted copper red and the outer ring outlined in underglaze-blue, the exterior similarly decorated with outer petals alternately enclosing stylized characters and copper red florets, the base painted with an eight character Kangxi renzi Zhonghe Tang zhi mark ('made for the Zhonghe... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Scholars's objects @ Doyle New York

Large and fine Chinese carved bamboo mountain. 18-19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Typical form, deeply carved and undercut to show hilltop pagoda among pine and blossoming trees flanking a procession of approximately sixty-three immortals and attendants, over scrolling sea and well-worked rock work, good patina. H: 13 W: 5 1/4 in.. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Private collection of a Princeton Gentleman Purchased Jade Dragon 2002 Chinese White Jade Brushpot . 19th Century. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2010

Chinese monochromes @ Doyle New York

Pair of Light Blue Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vases. Yongzheng Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.  Each of 'gu' form, glazed overall in a thick even light blue tone. Height 4 1/8 inches. - Estimate $20,000-30,000 For a similar example see Bonhams, Fine Asian Art, London, June 10, 2006, lot 197 Property of a Private Collector Overall very good condition. Pair of Chinese Blue Glazed Porcelain Dishes. Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2010

Chinese monochromes @ Sotheby's, Fine Ceramics and works of Art, 15 Sept 2010, New York

A fine ru-type vase (hu) Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear-shaped form, the rounded sides resting on a slightly flared foot rising to an everted mouthrim, the shoulder molded with a raised band and set with a pair of stylized elephant handles, covered overall in a pale greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in archaising characters: height 12 in., 30.5 cm - Estimate 180,000 - 250,000 USD NOTE: This vase is exceptional for its... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2010

Chinese Blue & White porcelains @ Doyle New York

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Meiping, Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York. Delicately drawn with a wide band of foliate lotus and leafy vines between upright overlapping plantain leaves at the foot and pendant lotus panels on the shoulder, the neck with four stylized flowerheads, above a small border of stylized double peach and scrolls. Height 9 3/4 inches. Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. For a similar example see Christie's, Hong Kong, Master Works of Chinese Art, November 5 & 6, 1997,... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2010

"The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City" @ Peabody Essex Museum

Juanquin theater room stage, Palace Museum; Courtesy of WMF and Palace Museum. "An emperor or king should have extensive grounds to stroll in and lovely vistas to enjoy. If he has such a place, he will be able to cultivate his mind and refine his emotions." -The Qianlong emperor SALEM, MA -- When the last emperor of China, Puyi, left the Forbidden City in 1924, the doors closed on a secluded compound of pavilions and gardens deep within the palace. Filled with exquisite objects personally commissioned by the... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2010

RESULTS: Living with Design: The Collections of Walter Lees and Mr NC.

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider. Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period (1736-95). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely modelled recumbent on a rectangular plinth with long curling horns, its body neatly covered in spiralling scrolls emulating fur, carrying on its back a seated figure dressed in ornate robes, 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 Sold £361,250 to an UK Trade. Provenance: Acquired from Spink & Sons Ltd., London, September 1966. ... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

Clair-de-lune-glazed, blue-purple glazed, celadon-glazed & powderblue-glazed porcelains, Qianlong & 18th/19th ct..

A rare clair-de-lune-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, China, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period. © 2010 Nagel - Auction the rounded sides crisply moulded with forty-four radiating petals, rising from the short, straight rim to a corresponding lobed rim in the form of a chrysanthemum. D. 17,8 cm. Estimate 50 000 €. Sold 75 000 € A fine monochrome blue-purple glazed porcelain vase, China, 18th ct. © 2010 Nagel - Auction Good condition. H. 32,6 cm - Estimate 6 000 €. Sold 7 000 € A good... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2010

Chinese glass snuff bottles @ Bonhams, Fine Asian Works of Art, 22 Jun 2010

A large engraved yellow glass snuff bottle. Qianlong Mark and Period. photo Bonhams Of compressed ovoid shape with a flat mouth rim, waisted neck, stylized ring handles on the sides, the main body engraved with a landscape scene on one side and an inscription in running script beginning with the proverb 'Any mountain can be famous with the presence of an immortal, any river can be holy with the presence of a dragon' and ending with a date of 1774 and a signature Jingyi Jushi inscribed in Yanjing (Beijing), the recessed... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2010

Bol & Boite hexagonale couverte Qianlong en laque rouge sculptée & Grand panneau en laque incrusté de pierres dures, Qing

Bol en laque rouge sculptée. Chine, dynastie Qing, marque liulong baowan et époque Qianlong (1736-1795). photo Sotheby's 7 x 20,4 cm, 2 3/4 x 8 in. Est. 18,000—22,000 EUR Lot Sold 78,750 EUR Boite hexagonale couverte en laque rouge sculptée. Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Qianlong (1736-1795). photo Sotheby's 10 x 21 cm, 3 15/16 x 8 1/4 in. diam. Est. 8,000—12,000 EUR Lot Sold 10,000 EUR Grand panneau en laque incrusté de pierres dures. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle. photo Sotheby's 84,6 x... [Lire la suite]