30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1)

Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25.  Lady Lever Art Gallery. Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations. Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2009

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640 Finely painted around the exterior with two ladies standing amidst rocky outcrops and beneath plantain trees, one holding a bawu and looking at a magnificent phoenix in flight above, with incised borders at the shoulder and foot. 46.9cm (18½in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 Footnote: For an extensive discussion about the emergence of these wares, and the possible origin of this otherwise inexplicable name from rotating vases with continuous designs, in Dutch called... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2009

A pair of blue and white powder-blue-ground cylindrical vases. Kangxi

A pair of blue and white powder-blue-ground cylindrical vases. Kangxi Each painted around the body with four quatrefoil panels alternately enclosing arrangements of scholar's objects, waterside landscape scenes and flowering chrysanthemum stems, all reserved on a powder-blue ground heightened with gilding (one neck repaired, other neck cracked). 25.8cm (10¼in) high. (4). Sold for £1,920 The covers are wrongly illustrated in the catalogue, and belong to another lot. Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 4 Mar... [Lire la suite]