15 mai 2011

Kangxi famille verte @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare famille verte yellow-glazed baluster vase. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams Decorated in a very unusual palette all around the body with three upright clusters respectively of pine, prunus and bamboo, the pine issuing from a pale-green-glazed rock with the tree trunks painted in copper-red and the foliage underglaze-blue, the bamboo all painted in a thick blue possibly enamelled in shallow relief issuing from patches of aubergine and green-glazed terrace, the upright plum tree reserved on a dark blue ground to simulate night-time with... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2010

A fine famille verte biscuit-enamelled dish. Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722)

A fine famille verte biscuit-enamelled dish. Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The shallow rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the interior in vibrant yellow, turquoise, green and aubergine enamels with branches of ripening peach and pomegranate, the centre incised with a five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amidst fire scrolls, the well with two similar dragons, the exterior painted with branches of peony and camellia, two... [Lire la suite]