26 mai 2011

Chinese 18th century's monochromes @ Czerny's

An important white porcelain vase. Qianlong six-character seal mark. Qing dynasty, 18th Century.. Photo Czerny's Globular body on a ring-shaped foot; long, cylindrical neck slightly flared at the border, decorated with relieved and engraved palm leaves; at the first part of the body a wide band with branches of peonies, a lingzhi decoration at the shoulder; covered by a warm, cream white glaze showing the underneath decorations, at the base a six-character seal mark. Excellent conditions. high 33,2 cm. Estimate 15000.00 |... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2011

The Meiyintang Collection – An important selection of Imperial Chinese porcelains fetched HK$399,392,000 / US$51,204,103*

An exquisite blue and white 'fish pond' brush washer. Mark and period of Xuande.  Photo Sotheby's Hong Kong, April 7, 2011 Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department, said: “As the seventh day of sales for Sotheby’s Hong Kong series, 1-7 April 2011, concludes, the company has achieved HK$2,628,604,000 / US$337,000,513, in excess of the high pre-sale estimate of HK$2,539,996,000 / US$326,478,000. While there were some remarkable prices during the evening sale of The Meiyintang... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2010

Important Chinese Lacquer from Japanese Collections @ Bonhams

A fine large tixi black lacquer carved circular dish. Song-Yuan Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The interior deeply carved through the layers of thick black lacquer with a central flower head, surrounded by three registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box; 32cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 60,000, HKD 610,000 - 740,000, USD 79,000 - 95,000 The term tixi can be literally translated as 'carved rhinoceros', and is recorded in use... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty Monochromes @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 - 17 September 2010, New York

An extremely rare pale celadon-glazed compressed globular jar. Yongle period (1403-1425). photo Christie's Ltd 2010    Of broad, compressed form, covered all over, and on the base, with an attractive pale 'winter-green' glaze thinning on the short neck and pooling slightly in darker tears beneath three modified biscuit florets on the sloping shoulders, the interior glazed white; 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam., box - Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Provenance: Nathan Bentz & Co., San Francisco.Harry Nail. Notes:... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2010

Trois porcelaines bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Ming @ Sotheby's Paris

Plat en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, dynastie Ming, époque Yongle (1403-1424). photo Sotheby's 40,2 cm, 15 7/8 in. Est. 60,000—80,000 EUR  Lot Sold 180,750 EUR Tabouret en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIE siècle. photo Sotheby's 36 cm, 14 1/4 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 EUR Lot Sold 18,750 EUR Vase en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIE siècle. photo Sotheby's 51 cm, 20 in. Est. 3,000—4,000 EUR Lot Sold 10,000 EUR Sotheby's. Asian Art. 09 Jun 10. Paris... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body painted in vibrant colbalt tones with a continuous leafy lotus scroll, growing around and into a ruyi-head shaped cartouche on the center of each side, all below a tapering neck with a band of pomegranate scroll and a pendent ruyi-head band rising to an everted rim painted with gardenia sprays, set with an elegant curved handle surmounted by an eyelet above three moulded bosses... [Lire la suite]