27 mai 2011

Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover & quatrelobed incense burner. Ming dynasty

An Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of large circular form, the cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic invocation within a circular border cast with continous foliate wavy scroll, the base cast with apocryphal Zhengde two-character mark. 23.8cm wide. (2). Estimate: HK$300,000 - 500,000, US$ 39,000 - 64,000. Unsold 明 梵字紋圓蓋盒 陽文「正德」篆書款 The inscription on this box is the bismallah, the formula which appears at the start of every sutra or chapter in the Qur'an, and appears... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

Ming blue and white @ Christie's. For Imperial Appreciation: Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Greenwald Collection

A rare Ming blue and white brushrest. Zhengde six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1506-1521). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as five scalloped peaks on a waisted rectangular base, each side painted with sprays of lingzhi fungus surrounding a diamond panel enclosing a square inscribed in Arabic, with a double-line border tracing the edges of the peaks, the shaped platform base with scrolled strapwork linked by ruyi-heads at the corners and at the centre of each side, the flat underside with a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty wucai and yellow and green glazed porcelains @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York

A rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619). photo Christie's Ltd 2010  The domed cover painted around the bud-form finial with opposed dragons in underglaze blue and iron red chasing flaming pearls amidst crashing waves rendered in green enamel, above a band of flowers and rockwork repeated on the box, the interior divided into seven lobed compartments forming a large flowerhead and painted en suite with butterflies amidst flowers... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2010

Chinese Blue & White porcelains @ Doyle New York

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Meiping, Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York. Delicately drawn with a wide band of foliate lotus and leafy vines between upright overlapping plantain leaves at the foot and pendant lotus panels on the shoulder, the neck with four stylized flowerheads, above a small border of stylized double peach and scrolls. Height 9 3/4 inches. Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. For a similar example see Christie's, Hong Kong, Master Works of Chinese Art, November 5 & 6, 1997,... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2010

Stoneware j, two overglaze yellow enamel dishes & underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze yellow enamel dish; Hongzhi & Zhengde

Jar. China, Shanxi or Henan Province; Ming period (1368-1644), late 15th century (probably Hongzhi era, 1488 - 1505) Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Stoneware with trailed slip under glaze and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware). Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.178 The liveliness and sense of movement seen in the decoration of a phoenix and scrolling lotus flowers on this fahua jar that can be dated to the 15th century typifies the decoration... [Lire la suite]