19 mai 2011

Two rock crystal 'lotus' & 'chilong' brush washers. Late 18th-early 19th century

A rock crystal 'lotus' brush washer. Late 18th-early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Deeply carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf with undulating rim, its stem forming the base, with further stems and lotus flowers carved in high relief to the sides, the crystal of a smokey brown hue. 9.8cm (4in) wide. Sold for £3,360 A rock crystal 'chilong' brush washer. Late 18thearly 19th century The deep quatrefoil vessel carved in high relief around the sides with two clambering chilongs and sprouting lingzhi fungus, the crystal of a... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2011

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century

A fine Mughal-style agate brush washer. Early 18th century. Photo Bonhams Of deep oval form, the sides finely carved in imitation of a chrysanthemum, each side with chrysanthemum-form handles suspending loose-ring handles, carved wood stand. 14.5cm (5¾in) wide (2). Sold for £14,40 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com  
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29 avril 2011

An exquisite Peach-shaped Guan-Type brush washer. Mark and period of Yongzheng

An exquisite Peach-shaped Guan-Type brush washer. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the asymetrical shallow bowl forming the outline of a peach with unevenly furled sides, the handle formed from a gnarled tree branch set with a plump peach, a lingzhi and curled leaves, all beneath an opaque milky blue-green glaze with faint crackles, thinning at the edges of the leaves and branches to reveal a dark body, fired on four spurs revealing the porcelain body beneath, the underside modelled with a shallow groove... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2010

A rare celadon jade brush washer, China, early Kangxi period.

A rare celadon jade brush washer, China, early Kangxi period. photo courtesy Nagel Of flattened gourd form, well carved in high relief on inturned rim of the palette with a dragon emerging from billowing clouds in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' positioned above a small depression. L. 15,4 cm - Estimate € 20 000 / 30 000 Provenienz: Sammlung Alan & Simone Hartman, erworben Sotheby's Hongkong, 25.11.1987, Lot 428 Ausgestellt:(German only): Chinese Jade from Southern California Collections, Los Angeles County... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

A collection of jade brush washer, brush rest, brush pot, cups, water coupes and carvings

A carved white jade brush pot. Qing Dynasty Finely carved to resemble a plum tree trunk, a magpie perched on one of its blooming branches, all rendered in high relief and some deep undercutting; the evenly hued stone polished to a soft luster marked with pinpoint icy-white inclusions and a few dark spots. 4 1/4in (10.8cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000 A mottled greenish white jade water coupe. 17th/18th Century The ovoid contours of the boulder ingeniously retained to create a shallow basin shaped as two... [Lire la suite]