01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A pair of Canton enamel, famille rose water sprinklers for the Ottoman market

A pair of Canton enamel, famille rose water sprinklers for the Ottoman market © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Each one decorated with shaped panels of floral designs (some damage). 25cm (10in) high (2). Sold for £900 Note: For another example from this genre, compare the Turkish glass sprinkler [V. & A. No.2108-1855]. This shape was also manufactured in English glass for the Indian market, where the form was known as Gulabpash. Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 8 Nov 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
30 octobre 2010

A fine Canton enamel phoenix wall vase, China, 18th century

A fine Canton enamel phoenix wall vase, China, 18th century.photo courtesy Nagel H. 17 cm.  Very minor wear, good condition  Estimate 1 500 € Property from an old European private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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30 octobre 2010

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period

A large Canton enamel box and cover, China, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Nagel D. 34,2 cm. Slightly chipped, old overpainted losses to enamels - Estimate 5 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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30 octobre 2010

A very rare pair Imperial Canton enamel lobed sweetmeat boxes and covers, China, Qianlong period

A very rare pair Imperial Canton enamel lobed sweetmeat boxes and covers, China, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Nagel Finely painted on the cover with a large stylised lotus bloom within bands of floral scroll and peonies near lotos, all enclosed within ruyi borders. D. 34,5 cm - Estimate  28 000 / 38 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
07 mai 2010

Champlevé enamel, cloisonné enamels & Canton enamels @ Bonhams

A fine champlevé enamel and gilt-bronze baluster wall vase. Late Qianlong. photo Bonhams Set to each side with applied archaistic gui dragon handles, the body of the vase decorated with raised archaistic champlevé enamel panels depicting confronted kui dragons contesting a flaming pearl, enamelled in a rich blue, turquoise, purple and yellow, the flat reverse pierced with a square aperture for attachment. 18.3cm (7¼in) high. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, HK$ 180,000 - 240,000 Provenance: A French private collection A large... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

A large octagonal canton enamel sweetmeat box and cover & a painted enamel jardinière. Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A large octagonal canton enamel sweetmeat box and cover. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. photo Sotheby's painted on the cover with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the interior fitted with eight trays of trapezoid form each painted with a dragon and a phoenix, centering an octagonal tray (11) - diameter 18 in., 46 cm. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 140,500 USD A painted enamel jardinière. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. photo Sotheby's painted with panels reserved on a yellow floral ground -... [Lire la suite]