01 mai 2011

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed'dragon' dish. Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the p

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed'dragon' dish. Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the period, (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Decorated on the biscuit in turquoise, green and aubergine, with two confronted five-clawed scaly dragons with heads turned towards the rear divided by a band of clouds, above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the cavetto with a band of six dragon roundels alternately ascending and descending, the exterior with sprays of peach, pomegranate, prunus and... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2010

$16.7 Million Cranes Lift Christie's Chinese Art and Ceramics Sale in Hong Kong

One of a pair of Cloisonne enamel double crane censers of Yongzheng reign. EPA/YM YIK. HONG KONG (REUTERS).- A Hong Kong tycoon paid $16.7 million on Wednesday for a quartet of Chinese cloisonne cranes at a Christie's sale in Hong Kong that also saw strong prices paid for high-end Chinese ceramics amid a white-hot streak in the market. While parts of Europe have plunged into a debt crisis and the U.S. economy remains stagnant, China's antique-loving millionaires are splashing out on rare Chinese antiques and ceramics, driven by... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A finely enamelled famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A finely enamelled famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with an undulating leafy composite floral scroll, all reserved on a rich bright yellow ground, the interior with the wufu in iron-red, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark; 15 cm., 6 in. - Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD NOTE: Brightly enamelled... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A magnificent yellow-ground famille-rose double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A magnificent yellow-ground famille-rose double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's masterfully potted, the large globular lower bulb gracefully sweeping up to a significantly smaller upper bulb rising to a proportionally elegant slender neck and flared mouth, the lower bulb meticulously painted in soft pastel famille-rose enamels with large stylized lotus, double-lotus, peonies and attendant hibiscus flowers, all borne on a continuous meandering scrolling foliate vine... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2010

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly incised in the center with two leaping dragons, one in green enamels and one in aubergine enamels, confronting on a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered billowing clouds and flame motifs, the cavetto encircled by flowering sprays of lotus, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum and peach blossom, the wide everted rim encircled by a frieze of six smaller dragons each chasing 'flaming pearls', the underside with four... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Kangxi imperial green and yellow-enamelled bowl & Daoguang yellow-ground green dragon bowl

A rare imperial green and yellow-enamelled bowl, China, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 11,6 cm. Estimate (EUR) 4500. Sold (EUR) 9000. Cf. Gugong bowuyuan cang - Gu taoci ziliao xuancui vol. 2, no. 85 - Sotheby's Hongkong, 2.5.1991, Lot 132 A yellow-ground green dragon bowl, China, Daoguang seal mark and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Good condition. D. 10,2 cm. Estimate (EUR) 2800. Sold (EUR) 6000. Provenance: Former old Berlin private collection Nagel... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2010

Yellow ground porcelains @ Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 10 May 2010. Knightsbridge

A Yellow-Ground, famille rose bowl. Underglaze blue Daoguang six-character mark and of the period. photo Bonhams. Decorated with flowerheads and scrolling foliage on the exterior and with five orange bats in the well (some old damage) - 18.5cm (7.25in) diameter. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 A yellow-ground famille rose bowl decorated with panels of flowers. Qianlong six-character mark. photo Bonhams. With a fitted box. Nearly 11.5cm (4.5in) diameter (2). Estimate: £400 - 600 A lemon-yellow ground, famille... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2010

A large and a pair of aubergine and green-enamelled yellow-ground 'dragon' dishes.Kangxi six-character marks

A large green and aubergine-enamelled yellow-ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Decorated in green, aubergine and cream enamels, the interior with two scaly, five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amongst cloud and flames beneath a band of prunus, camellia, chrysanthemum, peony and lotus, the exterior decorated with similar dragons on the rounded sides - 12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) diam., fitted box. Estimate £60,000 - £80,000 ($88,200 -... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2009

Imperial yellow-ground blue and white saucer dish. Six character mark of Zhengde within a double ring and of the period

Imperial yellow-ground blue and white saucer dish. Six character mark of Zhengde within a double ring and of the period, 1506-1521.with shallow rounded sides and gently flaring rim on a slightly inverted foot painted in the centre with a flowering gardenia spray, the single branch bearing two open blooms, a bud and eight leaves, all within a double ring repeated at the rim, the cavetto with fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and vine and a tied bouquet of flowering lotus, the underside encircled by a continuous peony... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2009

Ming dynasty. Imperial green-ground & Imperial yellow-ground porcelains, Six character mark of Jiajing and of the period

Ming dynasty. Imperial green-ground saucer dish. Six character mark of Jiajing within a double ring and of the period, 1522-1566.with gently flaring rim, incised in the centre with a yellow five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylised lingzhi clouds and flames within a double ring, the underside with two dragons, each in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the base with collector’s mark. 7 ¾ inches, 19.7cm diameter. Price on request. Provenance: • Formerly in the collection of Edward Arthur Lane... [Lire la suite]