31 octobre 2010

A rare silver- and gilt silver-inlaid cast bronze 'Shou' jar, China, Xuande four-character mark, Kangxi period

A rare silver-and gilt silver-inlaid cast bronze 'Shou' jar, China, Xuande four-character mark, Kangxi period. photo courtesy Nagel of archaic 'pou' form, the rounded sides supported on a low splayed foot rising to a short neck with squated everted rim, decorated with inlaid. H. 18,5 cm - Estimate 6 000 / 10 000 € Provenance: From an old private European collection - See. Sotheby's Hongkong, 8.10.2006, Lot 1154 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
27 octobre 2009

Blue and White porcelains of the Edward (Ted) Wrangham Collection of Chinese Art

A blue and white barbed-rim dish. Early 15th century Boldly painted in rich dark tones of blue at the centre with five various flower heads in a symmetrical meander issuing single leaves, the petal-moulded well with twelve petals each containing a single curling leafy flower head on a stem, the everted rim with simple continuous floral meander beneath the barbed rim, the underside similarly decorated on each of the twelve petals with an upright single leafy blossoming shrub. 33cm (13in) wide. Estimate: £25,000 - 35,000,... [Lire la suite]