03 juin 2011

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of globular form with characteristic flattened sides, well painted with five lychee fruits on a flowering leafy branch above a band of crested waves encircling the base, the cylindrical neck is decorated with a band of upright overlapping plantain leaves, below rows of circles within line borders at the mouth rim, each side of the neck flanked by a pair of lingzhi-shaped handles with classic scrolls within... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2011

A rare export porcelain triple spice box and cover. China, Yongzheng Period, circa 1730

A rare export porcelain triple spice box and cover. China, Yongzheng Period, circa 1730.  photo Luis Alegria/TEFAF Maastricht 2011 Raised on three paw feet, the flower bud knop rising from a molded gadroon border, the arms once on the cover. Width 12.7 cm. With Louis XV Royal Arms of France - Price on application. Literature: This spice box and cover come from a service ordered for Louis XV (1710-Versailles-1774) King of France and of Navarre, also known as The Beloved . This particular shape was inspired by models produced... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2011

A superb pair of chinese porcelain `famille-rose` baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-35).

A superb pair of chinese porcelain `famille-rose` baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Courtesy Gibson Antiques each finely painted with a continous landscape scene, with an Emperor looking admiringly from his terrace at beautiful maidens collecting lotus flowers on a lake. Height 60cm - Price on request. Provenance: Swiss private collection Gibson Antiques. 7 GEORGIAN HOUSE, 10 BURY STREET, ST JAME'S, LONDON, SW1Y 2AA. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: TEL: 0044 (0) 7831 645468
16 janvier 2011

Kendi bottle . 'Famille Rose' porcelain decorated with figures. China, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Kendi bottle . 'Famille Rose' porcelain decorated with figures. China, Yongzheng period (1723-1735) © BRAFA 2010 H 24.5 cm - Price on request Installée au Louvre des Antiquaires depuis 1985, la Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne présente des porcelaines d’exportation et des œuvres d’art chinoises ainsi que de la porcelaine japonaise du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle et s’affirme comme l’une des rares galeries françaises spécialisées en tabatières chinoises Qing de la plus haute qualité. Son directeur, Bertrand de Lavergne est expert auprès... [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]
09 juillet 2010

Yongzheng period enamel & Chinese porcelains from The Spencer House Sale

A Chinese imari shell-shaped enamel ewer and basin, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ewer formed as a nautilus shell on a stepped, waisted foot, with large scrolling bracket handle, the basin as a scallop shell, the exterior of the ewer and interior of the basin decorated on the fluted surface with bérainesque motifs within iron-red and gilt line surrounds, the underside of the basin with similar motifs in underglaze blue and gilt, supported on three small shell feet, restorations12¼ in. (31... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2010

雍正 Yongzheng Celadon Lotus Form Vase

Celadon Lotus Form Vase. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 雍正 Yongzheng Period (1723-1735).  photos Vermeer & Griggs A fine and elegant fluted and foliated lotus form vase covered in a thick rich blue-green celadon glaze. The form reminiscent of a Song shape and the glaze in imitation of the famous Song  Kinuta glaze, the term used by the Japanese to describe the hue of blue-green celadon that covered a Longquan mallet vase. The pear-shaped fluted body sits atop a high fluted foot-rim, the interior foot-rim scalloped... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2010

Two 'famille-rose' porcelains. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

A 'famille-rose' 'eggshell' plate. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately painted with an interior setting of a seated woman with two boys, the everted rim with an intricate floral border in gilding outlined in rouge-de-fer - diameter 8 3/4 in., 21.4cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 23,750 USD PROVENANCE: Christie's London, 8th November, 2005, lot 127.S. Marchant & Son, London, 2006. EXHIBITED: Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1936 (according to label). A... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2009

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735).  Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Delicately potted and of unusually small size, the tapering body exquisitely painted in cobalt of rich blue tone to simulate 'heaping and piling' with eight detached fruiting branches and vines, including peach, melon, persimmon, cherry, grape, pomegranate, lychee and longan, above a band of interlocking upright lappets formed by ruyi and trefoil scrolls, the broad shoulders with a further collar of lappets with... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2009

Two Yongzhen blue and white porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A rare, large blue and white ewer, China, Yongzheng period the large ewer copies shape and floral decoration of a fifteenth century Ming original derived from Near Eastern metalwork, the tall body is divided in eight panels, containing alternating sprays. H. 33,7 cm. Est. 80 000,00 € A good imperial  blue and white porcelain lotus saucer, China, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period Small chip outside at the rim. D. 15,3 cm - Est. 3 500,00 € Property from a German castle collection - Nagel... [Lire la suite]