10 mai 2011

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted in vivid blue with a dignitary and his entourage including four warriors wielding lances, a banner and a canopy, with a horse in the background below the gnarled tree, all before a kneeling farmer and his companion leading two water buffaloes amidst rockwork and the characteristic V-shaped grass, the scene divided by a mountainous landscape amidst cloud scrolls, all framed by incised borders enclosing foliate patterns. 22.6cm (8 7/8in)... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2011

A blue and white saucer dish. Shunzhi, circa 1660

A blue and white saucer dish. Shunzhi, circa 1660. Photo Bonhams Brightly painted in a wet blue with a large central cartouche of three tree peony blooms, below a cloud-collar band. 35cm (13¾in) diam. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, HKD 25,000 - 38,000 Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 9 May 2011, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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19 janvier 2011

A Chinese porcelain wucai baluster vase and cover, Shunzhi, 1644-1661

A Chinese porcelain wucai baluster vase and cover, Shunzhi, 1644-1661. Courtesy Marchantpainted in a continuous scene with three standing dignitaries holding hu tablets and their attendants in front of a large landscape screen amongst rockwork, banana plant and a cloud bank, the shoulder with a band of cracked ice beneath branches of chrysanthemum, camellia and rockwork on the neck, the cover decorated with three boys, plants and rockwork. 13 ¾ inches, 34.9cm total height. Condition: Body star crack extending to the rim and small... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2010

An exceptional blue and white sleeve vase. Shunzhi

An exceptional blue and white sleeve vase. Shunzhi. photo Bonhams Of tall cylindrical form, gently sloping at the shoulders, the short elegant neck flaring out at the mouth, vividly painted in brilliant tones of underglaze-blue with a continuous landscape scene of a princess depicted mounted on a horse, escorted by two attendants, one shading her with a parasol, and three armed soldiers, an aged sage depicted observing them, all against the backdrop of a wondrous mountainous scene, above an incised border of stylised leaves... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2010

The Stenbeck Collection of Ming, Transitional & Kangxi Porcelain @ Bonhams

A fine blue and white sleeve vase. Circa 1640 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd During the early/mid seventeenth century in China, for some fifty years the absence of Imperial patronage meant non-Imperial kilns played a leading role in ceramic production. This resulted in one of the most dynamic and fascinating periods in China's porcelain history. The withdrawal from Jingdezhen's potters of Court patronage led to a dramatic diversity of production, as the kilns turned their attention to selling both into the non-Imperial domestic... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2009

A wucai baluster vase and cover. Shunzhi

A wucai baluster vase and cover. Shunzhi Painted with qilins amongst blossoming peony scrolls and leafy trellises, the shoulder with a band of lotus scroll below borders of cloud scrolls and stiff lotus lappets, the domed cover similarly decorated with peonies and surmounted by a bud finial.  39.6cm (15½in) high. (2). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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22 avril 2009

A wucai baluster vase. Shunzhi

A wucai baluster vase. Shunzhi Painted with a large phoenix perched on rockwork, with two other smaller birds above, one in flight and another perched on a branch, with flowering peonies and chrysanthemums emerging from rocks, all on a red diaper ground. 37.2cm (14½in) high. Estimate: £2,500 - 3,500 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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