14 mai 2011

Wanli Blue and White @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A blue and white quatrefoil 'dragon' box and cover. Wanli Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's of almost square section with indented corners, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a lively five-clawed dragon flying amongst flame and cloud scrolls on a raised panel encompassed by a further frieze of four dragons striding amongst clouds and lingzhi sprays at the corners on the rounded sides, repeated on the box, the rims decorated with bands of scrolling lingzhi, the base with a six-character Wanli mark; 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2011

Two Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowls. Jiajing mark and period & Wanli Mark and Period

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowl. Jiajing mark and period. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot, the exterior painted in shades of bright cobalt-blue with two dragons striding amidst wisps of clouds, dividied by lingzhi issuing from rockwork, framing a single fu and shou character, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon amidst ruyi clouds: diameter 7 1/8 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 92,500 USD A Fine Blue and White 'Dragon'... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2011

Sotheby's to Offer a Selection of Magnificent Imperial Porcelain from 'The Meiyintang Collection'

A supreme highlight is a Falangcai (‘foreign colour’) vase with golden pheasants, Qing Dynasty, AD 1736-95, expected to sell in excess of HK$180 million/ US$23 million / £14 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’'s announced that it will offer in Hong Kong on the 7th April 2011 selections from one of the grandest collections of Chinese Art formed in the last century, The Meiyintang Collection. Assembled over a period of more than 50 years, The Meiyintang Collection is world-renowned for having brought together... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2010

A blue and white jar. Wanli mark and period.

A blue and white jar. Wanli mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short waisted rim, painted around the exterior with four arched panels of frontal facing five-clawed dragons writhing amongst flame scrolls, all between a lappet collar at the shoulder and a band of stiff leaves at the base; 19.5cm., 7 5/8 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 85,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
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21 octobre 2010

An imperial sweet meat porcelain tray, China, Wanli mark and period

An imperial sweet meat porcelain tray, China, Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy Nagel    European silver rim and stand. Minor glaze frits to edges, old repaired chip to rim. D. 21,2 cm - Estimate € 2 500  Property from an old European private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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10 septembre 2010

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's stoutly potted with steeply rounded sides, painted in underglaze-blue of soft tone with a continuous scene of aquatic birds swimming amongst flowering lotus, arrow grass and other weeds, all below a border of florets sprinkled on stylized waves at the mouthrim interrupted by a cartouche with a six-character Wanli reign mark, the top edge further painted with a detached band of foliate scrolls; diameter 22 in., 55.7 cm - Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2010

A fine 'Wucai' 'Immortals' bowl & fine and rare small 'Wucai' bowl, Wanli Mark And Period

A fine 'Wucai' 'Immortals' bowl. Wanli Mark And Period. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's painted on the interior with a ferocious dragon amongst clouds and foliage, within a border of floral sprays on the rim, the exterior well-painted with a continuous scene of the Eight Immortals beneath pine and willow trees, all below a lingzhi scroll at the rim, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze-blue; diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.3 cm - Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD Note: A pair of identical bowls from the Christina... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Jiajing mark and period & 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period

A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's painted around the body in bright blue with a continuous band of lotus flowers issuing from leafy scrolls, between a double line encircling the rim and base, the interior with plain sides and a large medallion enclosing four lotus flowers, all within a double line border repeated at the rim; diameter 11 5/8 in., 29..5 cm - Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli mark and period. Photo: Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2010

Wanli, Kangxi & Guangxu blue and white porcelain @ Bonhams

A small blue and white porcelain jar. Wanli Mark and Period. photo Bonhams Its short neck painted with leaf scrolls and its compressed oval body surrounded by phoenix in flight amid flowering and leafy scrolls above a serrated leaf border, the recessed base displaying the six-character mark enclosed within a double ring. 4 7/8in (12.5cm) high - Sold for $33,550   A blue and white porcelain plaque. photo Bonhams Depicting two principal dragons set amid clouds and waves while two other dragon heads appear in the... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2010

A wucai 'hundred deer' vase. Wanli mark and period & A large wucai baluster vase. 17th century

A wucai 'hundred deer' vase. Wanli mark and period. photo Sotheby's brightly enamelled around the body in green, yellow, iron-red and brown enamels with auspicious 'hundred deer' design, the animals depicted resting, grazing and at playful leisure in landscape scenes, between a band of stylised lappets to the foot rim and hanging motifs suspended from a scrollwork border to the shoulder, the neck with floral sprays - 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Est. 30,000—40,000 GBPLot Sold 51,650 GBP NOTE: A related Wanli 'Hundred Deer' vase,... [Lire la suite]