01 mai 2011

A very rare large anhua-decorated white-glazed dish. Yongle period (1403-1425)

A very rare large anhua-decorated white-glazed dish. Yongle period (1403-1425). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted with gently rounded walls rising from a short tapering foot, the interior finely incised with a ferocious five-clawed dragon, the cavetto with large lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls, covered all over with an unctuous white glaze; 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £200,000 - £300,000 ($334,200 - $501,300) Notes: This unusually large dish has a particularly lovely tianbai 'sweet white' glaze, which... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

A Tradition of Excellence: The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin collection formed over four decades in the mid 20th century, is a classic example of American taste in Chinese Art. The Corbins carefully amassed an extraordinary group of pottery and porcelain from the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dr. Corbin corresponded with renowned specialists and other like-minded collectors, forming a worldwide fraternity of passionate connoisseurs of Chinese Art. Through the wide range of material... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2009

A collection of Chinese Blue and white porcelains, Ming dynasty @ Christie's

A blue and white 'windswept'-style meiping and cover. Ming dynasty, late 15th century Painted in underglaze blue of cobalt tone on one side with a scholar awaiting an approaching attendant carrying an album, all in a landscape framed by an upper border of clouds trailing from the reverse where a willow tree stands, with a band of leaf tips below and lotus-filled quadrilobed cartouches reserved on a diaper ground above, the truncated conical cover with a band of pendent leaf tips below fish scale pattern on the top surrounding... [Lire la suite]