20 avril 2010

Qianlong 'famille-rose' & doucai porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A large turquoise-ground 'famille-rose' vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's the ovoid body painted in bright enamels with iron-red bats carrying beribboned auspicious objects, flying amidst a multi-coloured composite floral meander, all reserved on a turquoise ground, between ruyi and petal borders, the tall waisted neck supported on a collar decorated with shou medallions, similarly painted and flanked with iron-red monster mask handles, the rim and low foot encircled by various formal borders, the base... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2010

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong.  photo Sotheby's based on Western Zhou period bronzes, each with a pear-shaped body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising gently to the waisted neck and flared lipped mouth, flanked by a pair of moulded mythical animal masks suspending mock-ring handles, applied overall with a pale caesious green glaze and painted in gilt, the body with confronting dragons forming interlocking 'S' design... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2009

A very rare celadon-ground four-medaillon porcelain vessel, China, seals Qianlong chenhan and weijing weiyi and of the period.

A very rare celadon-ground four-medaillon porcelain vessel, China, seals Qianlong chenhan and weijing weiyi and of the period. H. 21/D.25,5 cm - Est. 60 000,00 € Poems: yewu jijia yandan - xiqiao yidai shuileng - qiulao bitian bai - hanliu fengye hong - yingfeng yao liu'an - chiyue zhao ca Provenance: Ehemals Sammlung Regal, New York Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 30 October 2009 http://www.auction.de/