04 avril 2011

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's resting on a nest of entwined tree branches forming a bifurcated pine and prunus branch handle to one side and bamboo on the other, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', a large prunus blossom furled to form the cup, the exterior carved and undercut on one side with the figure of Shoulao riding on the back of a crane and Dongfang Shuo holding a peach branch over his shoulder on the reverse, each figure within a raised cloud-form reserve, the... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2011

Chinese celadon-glazed & Ru-type vases from a Palm Beach Private Collector

A Chinese celadon-glazed bottle vase. Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century. photo Sotheby's the bulbous body tapering to a slender neck and a molded garlic-head mouth, all covered in an even pale celadon glaze; height 11 in. 28 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD A Chinese Ru-type bottle vase. Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century. photo Sotheby's covered in a rich gray-blue glaze suffused with fine yellow-brown crackling, the foot dressed in brown; height 11 1/4 in. 28.6 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2011

A fine white jade bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A fine white jade  bowl and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's well carved, of flattened zhadou form, the rounded sides carved in shallow relief with four medallions enclosing auspicious symbols, a band of bats flying amidst a flower scroll on the wide flared mouth and repeated around the domed cover, the reticulated chilong knop encircled by a band of raised ruyi-heads, the stone of even tone, carved wood stand (3); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 230,500 USD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2011

A Famille-Verte vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.. photo Sotheby's of baluster form, the exterior painted with a battle scene from the Qing Dynasty, 'Three Kingdoms', depicting Guandi and his followers in pursuit of the retreating opposition, all amidst mountainous rocky landscape below scrolling iron-red clouds, the shoulders painted with a floral band interrupted by four evenly-spaced leaf-form panels each containing further flower sprays, the trumpeted neck painted with three boys at play; height 17 1/8 in., 43.5 cm.... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2011

Two fine powder-blue-and gilt-decorated, Yen-Yen & Rouleau vases. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine powder-blue-and gilt-decorated, Yen-Yen vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's the gracefully potted baluster form surmounted by a long cylindrical neck everting to a trumpet-shaped mouth, brilliantly decorated in gilding on a mottled cobalt-blue ground with different shaped cartouches, all except one enclosing a bird perched on a branch surrounded by foliage and the other with a swimming fish, all reserved on a fine gilt ground of scrolling lotus flowers with a band of lappets around the base and keyfret scroll... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2011

Famille-Verte Vases. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare Famille-Verte Relief-molded Quadrangulart Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's. the heavily potted angular body with tapered rectangular sides beneath trapezoidal shoulder panels rising to a flared neck and lipped rim, all raised on a splayed foot, the four sides molded with figures in relief depicting the Hehe Erxian and the Three Star Gods, the shoulders and foot with raised cartouches painted with vignettes of landscapes and scholars' objects reserved on a floral ground, the neck with 'The... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2011

Large Famille-Verte, Iron-red and Gilt Rouleau Vases. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

A pair of large Famille-Verte, Iron-red and Gilt Rouleau Vases. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720. photo Sotheby's. of similar form to the preceding lot, one with children playing with a bell toy whilst a lady dances on a patterned carpet, watched by a couple seated on a low bench, and a mother preparing to nurse her child in an elegantly furnished pavilion to one side; the other vase with three figures and children on a terrace with plants in pots and elaborate rockwork, the figures observed by another lady seated at... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2011

Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art @ TEFAF Maastrich 2011

    Blue and White Jar, Ming dynasty ca. 1610-1630. © 2011 Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art Jorge Welsh, Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art will participate in the 24th annual TEFAF Maastricht Fair, in Maastricht, TheNetherlands, the most prestigious art and antiques fair in the world. Amongst an important collection of objects from Africa, India, China and Japan on display during the Fair, will be two particularly outstanding examples. The first is a blue and white porcelain jar that was... [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

Three important Chinese "100 Boys" kesi panels. Early Qing dynasty.

Important Chinese "100 Boys" kesi panel. Early Qing dynasty.  Courtesy Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers Large panel worked to show assemblage of boys engaged in playful activity among foliage, birds and auspicious creatures in a mountainous landscape with architectural structures below swirling clouds; the whole composition surmounted by a wide band containing a pair of phoenix among auspicious symbols. H: 93 1/2 in. W: 70 in.  Estimate $10,000-15,000 PROVENANCE: Property of a Wilmington Gentleman Purchased in... [Lire la suite]
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