18 mai 2011

A rare white-glazed relief-decorated vase and cover. Qianlong-Jiaqing

A rare white-glazed relief-decorated vase and cover. Qianlong-Jiaqing.  Photo Bonhams The tall baluster vase with high slanted shoulders rising to the slightly waisted neck and galleried rim, supported on a splayed foot, deeply carved with a dense design of a composite leafy floral and fruiting scroll, including lotus, peony, pomegranate, peach and possibly finger citron, all between a ruyi-head border on the shoulders and lotus-petal panels above the foot, the neck with upright stiff leaves below the rim with a key-fret... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A rare pair of anhua-decorated white-glazed bowls. Hongzhi underglaze-blue six-character marks and of the period

A rare pair of anhua-decorated white-glazed bowls. Hongzhi underglaze-blue six-character marks and of the period (1488-1505). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Each bowl with gently rounded walls rising from a tapering foot and ending on a slightly everted lip, the sides incised under the even white glaze with two long-bodied scaly dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., wood stands (2). Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($66,840 - $100,260) The property of a private English collection Notes: Bowls from the Hongzhi period... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A very rare large anhua-decorated white-glazed dish. Yongle period (1403-1425)

A very rare large anhua-decorated white-glazed dish. Yongle period (1403-1425). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted with gently rounded walls rising from a short tapering foot, the interior finely incised with a ferocious five-clawed dragon, the cavetto with large lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls, covered all over with an unctuous white glaze; 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £200,000 - £300,000 ($334,200 - $501,300) Notes: This unusually large dish has a particularly lovely tianbai 'sweet white' glaze, which... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2011

A fine Imperial Incised White-glazed Stembowl, China, six-character mark and period of Qianlong

A fine Imperial Incised White-glazed Stembowl, China, six-character mark and period of Qianlong. photo Nagel Auktionen decorated with a lotus scroll encircling the mark on the interior and repeated on the exterior, the straight stem with a further lotus scroll. D. 14,3 cm. Estimate 20000 / 30000 € Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5.12.1995, Lot 327   Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
28 mars 2011

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty

A white-glazed pottery ewer. Tang dynasty. photo Sotheby's the bulbous body rising to a trumpet neck, the rounded shoulders with a tapering cylindrical spout opposite a three-stranded strap handle terminating in a stylized lion's head biting the rim of the neck, the overall ivory glaze finely crackled; height 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 2,000—3,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby & Co., London, 14th November 1972, lot 270. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2010

A very rare slip-decorated white-glazed jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A very rare slip-decorated white-glazed jar. Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Unusually decorated around the sides with four melon vines and four squirrels seen biting a tendril of each vine, between a band of slender leaves below and dragons amidst clouds on the high shoulder, with further clouds on the slightly tapering neck, all in slip with incised details that has been left in the biscuit in contrast to the white glaze ground, the interior also glazed white and the base left unglazed - 12 in.... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2009

A blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping & a white-glazed jar and cover. Yuan dynasty, 14th century

A very rare blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping. Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Freely painted to the body in deep purplish tones with a dignitary wearing long flowing robes in an outdoor setting, the reverse with a full grown buck, divided by rocky outcrops issuing foliage and below stylised cloud scrolls and mountain peaks, 10 3/4in. (27.5 cm.) high. Price Realized HK$980,000 ($127,054) 元 青花人物圖玉壺春瓶 Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 25 October 1993, lot 715 Notes:... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2009

A 'wintergreen' glazed & two white-glazed bowl. Ming dynasty, Yongle & Xuande mark and period

An exceptionally rare 'wintergreen' glazed chess jar and cover. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. photo courtesy Sotheby's singularly beautiful, finely-potted in a compressed globular form, the elegant body on a broad flat base with tapered sides extending to softly rounded shoulders and rising to a short neck, veiled in an exquisitely rich and silky 'wintergreen' glaze thinning at the mouthrim and pooling around the shoulders in a sea-green tone, suffused with random silver threads of cracklure, the low flat cover similarly... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2009

A large carved Ming-style white-glazed dish, 18th century

A large carved Ming-style white-glazed dish, 18th century The large dish with rounded flared sides, supported on a short tapering foot ring, the interior carved in the centre with two birds perched on a blossoming tree amidst bamboo, the cavetto carved with a continuous foliate lotus scroll below the rim with a key-fret border, the undersides similarly carved with a lotus scroll between a key-fret and classic scroll borders, covered with a transparent pale blue glaze stopping short of the foot ring, box. 38.9cm (15¼in)... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2009

An imperial white-glazed 'dou' and cover, China, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period

An imperial white-glazed 'dou' and cover, China, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period The present dou belongs to a group of porcelain ritual vessels placed at the Altar of Earth. H. 26,7 cm. Est. 20 000 EUR. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12.12.1972, Lot 158 Note: Die Oberflächendekoration auf diesem Gefäß ist ähnlich dem lackierten Holzgefäß, welches am Altar der Vorfahren während der Herrschaft Qianlongs genutzt wurde. Josh Yiu führt in seinen Anmerkungen über eine Gruppe weiß glasierter... [Lire la suite]