03 juin 2011

A rare and finely painted late Ming blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' garlic-headed vase, suantouping. Wanli

A rare and finely painted late Ming blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' garlic-headed vase, suantouping. Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The globular body painted in inky-blue tones on each side with a sinuous five-clawed horned ascending dragon flanked by a pair of descending phoenix in flight, confronting a 'flaming pearl' reserved on a ground of loose composite floral meander, above a border of prunus flowerheads on a wave ground, and keyfret around the foot, the tall... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2009

A collection of Chinese Blue and white porcelains, Ming dynasty @ Christie's

A blue and white 'windswept'-style meiping and cover. Ming dynasty, late 15th century Painted in underglaze blue of cobalt tone on one side with a scholar awaiting an approaching attendant carrying an album, all in a landscape framed by an upper border of clouds trailing from the reverse where a willow tree stands, with a band of leaf tips below and lotus-filled quadrilobed cartouches reserved on a diaper ground above, the truncated conical cover with a band of pendent leaf tips below fish scale pattern on the top surrounding... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2009

A rare large blue and white 'shou'-character jar. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle

A rare large blue and white 'shou'-character jar. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619) The heavily potted, high-shouldered body decorated with a pattern of shou roundels reserved on a ground of dense lotus scroll with small flowers and scrolling tendrils, above a band of linked ruyi heads at the base, the short neck encircled by an unusual pattern of conjoined lotus buds, the reign mark within a recessed roundel in the center of the base; 18 7/8 in. (48. cm.) high -... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

A pair of incised yellow-glazed dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period

A pair of incised yellow-glazed dishes, Wanli six-character marks and of the period Each incised with a central medallion enclosing a lotus-flower head, encircled by a band of interlocking rings at the well, all beneath a rich yellow glaze, stopping at the foot ring. 15.6cm (6¼in) diam. (2). Sold for £15,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no. 605. Purchased between 1943 and 1951.An incised yellow-glazed dish bearing a Wanli six-character mark was exhibited in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Art... [Lire la suite]