24 janvier 2010

Kangxi period Blue and white porcelains @ Christie's New York, 21 - 25 January 2010

A very large pair of blue and white baluster jars and covers. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each well-painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with continuous scenes, in one a maiden wielding a hatchet rides piggyback away from a pagoda as her father rides out of the gate after her, in the other two groups of mounted warriors confront each other, around the neck symbols of the gentlemanly accomplishments - 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high (4) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A large pair of blue and white jars.... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2009

A collection of Chinese famille verte porcelain sold today @ Christie's Amsterdam

A large Chinese famille verte baluster jar and a cover . Kangxi (1662-1722) Enamelled around the sides with a continuous rocky landscape, depicting foreigners with curly hair and prominent noses, a figure with large red nose waiting cross-armed by a pavilion, one dignitary seated beside a Chinese beauty in a horse-driven cart and surrounded by bannermen, a servant carrying a picnic basket and water jug suspending from a pole, from behind rocks two men carrying game, rim crack and frittings. 56 cm. high. Est.  €8,000 -... [Lire la suite]