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]
25 décembre 2010

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins & Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins, Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams Each of similar configuration with a gold filigree body, bright green jadeite forming the head, wings and tail accents, the small feather cloisons inlaid with iridescent kingfisher feathers, most with a single pearl at the base of the tail, and two suspending strands of seed pearls from the head; Average 1 3/4in (4.5cm) long. Sold for $5,490 Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams The first a... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2010

Dragon robe, informal robe & silk velvet vest, Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty & 19th century

A yellow ground silk brocade dragon robe. Qianlong Period. photo Bonhams The nine dragons on the robe woven with gilt-wrapped threads while the remaining auspicious emblems, clouds and lishui border are defined in bright colors against the dark mustard yellow ground, the neck bands and cuffs woven en suite on a black ground. 53 1/4in (135.5cm) long - Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000. Unsold A blue silk ground embroidered dragon robe. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Bonhams The nine dragons and shou medallions on the robe worked... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

'famille-verte' baluster vases & a large circular dish. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period.

A fine 'famille-verte' baluster vase. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's the slightly spreading foot, rising to a rounded body, waisted neck and flaring rim, delicately and brightly enameld with rectangular panels of ladies with attendants standing in gardens, alternating with pomegranate-shaped panels of mountainous river landscapes each above a panel of a deer and a crane, on an ornate chrysanthemum scroll iron-red ground; 44cm., 17 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP  PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

A collection of kingfisher feather brooches. Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century

A collection of kingfisher feather brooches. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. photo Sotheby's comprising thirteen gilt-filigree and kingfisher feather brooches, each finely worked and in various forms of butterflies, fish, flowers and dragons, framed and glazed presentation case; the largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
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04 décembre 2010

The Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Glass @ Christie's Hong Kong

An Introduction to the Chinese Works of Art in the Shorenstein Collection The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, their technical excellence and their historical importance. They include examples of Chinese glass, imperial porcelain and jade of particular distinction. The Shorenstein’s impressively comprehensive collection of glass is one of the most admired and important in America.Both Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein will be remembered for their immense... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Kangxi blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A Lage Blue and White 'Soldier' Vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's of tapering oviform with waisted neck and flaring rim, painted with petal-form panels enclosing various scenes of scholars and ladies within interiors or in gardens and landscapes, on a diaper and lattice ground, with a band of leaf-shaped panels enlcosing foliage at the neck and above the foot: 91cm., 35 3/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Private English Collection. A Blue and White Rouleau Vase. Qing... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Chinese amber and jade pendants @ Bonhams

A fine and rare carved agate 'birthday' pendant. Suzhou, mid Qing dynasty. photo Bonhams The exquisitely carved pendant of rectangular section, intricately carved on both sides, the pictorial side carved through the chocolate-brown layer to the translucent pale ground with a lively scene of two monkeys picking lingzhi, the inscribed side with a ten-character stanza in kaishu script concluding with a two-character seal, both framed under gently incised ruyi-shaped clouds. 4.8cm x 3.8cm. Sold for HK$396,000 清中期 蘇作瑪瑙巧雕靈猴賀壽珮The... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2010

Chinese Glass @ Bonhams, Hong Kong

A rare red glass bottle vase. Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of sumptuous globular form, skilfully moulded with a raised ridge at the shoulder and surmounted by a tall tapering neck, the glass of a rich mottled red colour suffused with bubbles and inclusions. 23cm high. Sold for HK$1,560,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 12 May 1988.Illustrated 出版: A Chorus of Colors, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, pp.50-51, no.24R.Kleiner, Chinese Snuff... [Lire la suite]