12 mai 2010

Underglaze copper-red-decorated, iron-red-decorated porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010

A pair of fine iron-red decorated holy water bottles. Qianlong period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each with baluster body and a cylindrical neck above a domed base, decorated with central lotus sprays between lappets and stylised foliate bands - 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high, finely carved wood stands (2). Est. £10,000 - £15,000 ($14,840 - $22,260) Price Realized £187,250 ($277,879) Notes: A single identical example can be seen in the painting by Giuseppe Castiglione in the National Palace Museum, showing the Emperor... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

An archaic bronze stem bowl and cover, dou. Warring States Period

An archaic bronze stem bowl and cover, dou. Warring States Period The rounded bowl raised on a tall spreading foot and flanked by a pair of small loop handles, surmounted by a domed cover with a flared circular finial, finely cast with bands of interlaced dragons, lappets enclosing taotie masks, rope-twist, triangular units and foliage. 1.5cm (8½in) wide. (2). Sold for £5,400 Provenance: Gorman Collection, TorontoAstenbury Investments, TorontoJ. Abraham Cohen Collection, New York Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14... [Lire la suite]