28 octobre 2009

Two blue and copper-red porcelains of Edward (Ted) Wrangham Collection of Chinese Art @ Bonhams

A rare blue and copper-red pear-shaped vase, 18th century © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Boldly painted on one side in a richly-toned cherry-red and blue palette with a large cluster of twelve peaches irregularly grouped along two long leafy branches, the design extending almost around the vase beneath a band of formal lotus scroll at the shoulder and overlapping stiff leaves rising to the flaring rim. 27cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £12,000 - 18,000, HK$150,000 - 230,000 Provenance: Bluett and Son, LondonFG and EH... [Lire la suite]