17 avril 2011

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong.

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the deep everted sides rising to a flared, barbed rim with eight bracket foliations, the exterior decorated with raised double fillets, all beneath an even glossy and opaque coffee-brown glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 20.5 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 620,000 HKD PROVENANCE:  Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 670. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

A fine pair of café-au-lait saucers. Marks and period of Yongzheng

A fine pair of café-au-lait saucers. Marks and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's each dish of shallow form with rounded sides issuing from a slightly tapering foot, coated on the outside in a very pale brown glaze, leaving the interior and base white, the latter inscribed with the six-character mark within a double circle; 11.5 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 522.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1988, lot 266. ... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2011

An unusual triple gourd vase. Kangxi period

An unusual triple gourd vase. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The upper register with underglaze blue floral decoration, above cobalt and café-au-lait bulbs, the round body with copper-red and blue floral sprig roundels reserved on a cobalt-blue ground; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high - Estimate $7,000 - $9,000 Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
31 janvier 2010

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the ribbed globular body surmounted by a molded ring of  pendant ruyi lappet heads, through which the neck rises to a flared foliated (chrysanthemum-shaped) mouth.  The whole sits atop a tall cylindrical foot and is covered overall in a rich cafe au lait brown speckled glaze that appears somewhat metallic to the eye, the exposed footrim showing the fine white paste. Height:  7" (17.9cm).... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

Two 'One Hundred Antiques' porcelains, Xuande Marks,18th Century & Kangxi

A pair of café-au-lait glazed porcelain bowls with famille verte decoration. Xuande Marks,18th Century The coffee brown glaze applied to the exterior walls as the ground for 'One Hundred Antiques' painted in brilliantly hued enamels also used for the ribboned Daoist symbols on the interior six-character marks in underglaze blue (hairline crack to one bowl). 6 1/8in (15.5cm) diameter - Estimate: $1,200 - 1,500 A famille verte enameled export porcelain covered jar. Kangxi Its cover and cylindrical walls displaying... [Lire la suite]