30 mai 2011

A blue-glazed altar vessel. Xianfeng six-character seal mark and of the period

A blue-glazed altar vessel. Xianfeng six-character seal mark and of the period  (1850 -1861). Photo Bonhams Of archaistic dou form, the semi-spherical rounded bowl bordered by a shallow engraved band towards the rim, also with ten sectioned rectangular enclosure, each with a dotted decoration, all supported on a tall cylindrical splayed and hollow foot, with a frieze of pendant trefoils and triangular work. 16cm high. Sold for HK$24,000 清咸豐 霽藍釉仿古紋豆 模製「大清咸豐年製」篆書款 The Temple of Heaven was constructed from 1406 to 1420... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2011

Chinese 18th century's monochromes @ Czerny's

An important white porcelain vase. Qianlong six-character seal mark. Qing dynasty, 18th Century.. Photo Czerny's Globular body on a ring-shaped foot; long, cylindrical neck slightly flared at the border, decorated with relieved and engraved palm leaves; at the first part of the body a wide band with branches of peonies, a lingzhi decoration at the shoulder; covered by a warm, cream white glaze showing the underneath decorations, at the base a six-character seal mark. Excellent conditions. high 33,2 cm. Estimate 15000.00 |... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2011

Sale at Christie's Offers Superb Chinese Works Largely Unseen for Thirty Years

An Exceptionally Rare Blue-Glazed Flask-Form Vase. Qianlong Six-Character Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795). Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 24, Christie’s New York presents Magnificent Qing Monochrome and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection, a single-owner sale highlighted by a group of magnificent imperial monochrome-glazed porcelains from the Qing dynasty. The sale will feature 98 exceptional lots ranging from archaic bronze vessels to modern... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2011

Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains from the Gordon Collection at Christie's New York

A very rare blue-glazed slender baluster vase, Ganlanping, Yongzheng Six-character Mark in Underglaze Blue. Within A Double Circle and of the Period (1723-1735), 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $1,000,000-2,000,000. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s presents the sale of Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection on 24 March 2011 at New York. Morton and Grace Gordon were passionate American collectors who lovingly assembled a comprehensive collection of Chinese ceramics and works of art.... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

Tang potery @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010

A blue-glazed pottery jar and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Covered with a rich dark blue glaze that continues over the lipped rim and falls in an irregular line on the lower body to expose some of the white slip underlayer, the interior covered with a clear glaze wash, raised on a ring foot, the body of buff color, the domed cover similarly glazed; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1984. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2010

Qianlong copper-red glazed dish, copper-red glazed stem bowl & blue-glazed bowl

A copper-red glazed dish. Qianlong six-character mark within a double circle and of the period. photo Bonhams The finely potted dish with elegant flaring sides, the interior and underside covered in a rich red glaze. 7.6cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate: HK$60,000 - 80,000, USD 7,700 - 10,000 Unsold清乾隆 霽紅釉盤 雙圈六字楷書款The six-character mark, inscribed in three columns on the base, is written in kaishu, suggesting that the dish is from the early years of Qianlong's reign. A fine copper-red glazed stem bowl. Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Waterpots @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010. New Bond Street

A rare pale green jade waterpot and cover, 18th century. photo Bonhams The square vessel rising to the slanted shoulders and rectangular opening, superbly carved with a chilong dragon clambering over the side in pursuit of the flaming pearl atop the cover and with further two chilongs emerging from the crested crashing waves, the underside carved with swirling waves, the stone of a pale green tone with minor russet inclusions to the underside, wood stand. 12cm wide. (3). Sold for £45,600 A blue-glazed waterpot, 16th... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Qing dynasty monochromes @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10. London

A very fine and rare flambe-glazed bottle vase. Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and period. photo Sotheby's the slightly compressed globular body with moulded horizontal ribs around the waist and shoulder, covered overall in a flambe glaze of deep reddish-purple tone lightly mottled with milky pale blue to the body and the rim, the foot unglazed exposing the biscuit, the base covered in a caramel-brown glaze - 41cm., 16 1/8 in. Est. 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 481,250 GBP PROVENANCE: John Sparks Ltd., London. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2010

Qing dynasty monochromes @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 11 May 2010, London

An extremely rare ru-type oval washer. Yongzheng underglaze blue seal mark and of the period (1723-35). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The vessel with deep gently rounded walls rising from an unglazed foot rim, the interior with a moulded lotus bloom, covered overall in an unctuous, attractively crackled, light blue glaze - 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 ($22,560 - $30,080) Provenance: R.F.A. Riesco Collection, no. 485.Sotheby's London, 11 December 1984, lot 419.Bluett & Sons, London, 18 December 1984. ... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Yongzheng and Qianlong monochromes @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A fine blue-glazed vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng. photo Sotheby's the slender ovoid body surmounted by a tall waisted neck flared towards the rim, covered overall with a rich purplish-blue glaze leaving a white edge around the rim, the interior and base glazed in white - 38.3 cm., 15 1/8 in. Est. 800,000—1,000,000 HKDLot Sold 3,140,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9th November 1982, lot 267.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1998, lot 313. NOTE: It is extremely rare to find Yongzheng vases of this shape... [Lire la suite]