07 mars 2011

Sale at Christie's Offers Superb Chinese Works Largely Unseen for Thirty Years

An Exceptionally Rare Blue-Glazed Flask-Form Vase. Qianlong Six-Character Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795). Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 24, Christie’s New York presents Magnificent Qing Monochrome and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection, a single-owner sale highlighted by a group of magnificent imperial monochrome-glazed porcelains from the Qing dynasty. The sale will feature 98 exceptional lots ranging from archaic bronze vessels to modern... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2011

Chinese Celadon Glazed Double-Gourd Vase. Ming Dynasty

Chinese Celadon Glazed Double-Gourd Vase. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Doyle New York The upper and lower registers worked with open scrolling lotus in low relief, between leaf tip and lappet borders at the neck and foot, all under a thick olive green finely crackled glaze. Height 16 inches.Estimate $8,000-10,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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26 décembre 2010

A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine and very rare blue and white double-gourd vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Well painted around the globular body with a lotus scroll between ruyi-heads encircling the shoulder and lotus lappets around the foot, the collared neck with further formal borders, all below the bulbous mouth decorated with further scrolling lotus within a trefoil border, flanked by a pair of strap-shaped handles with ruyi-head terminals; 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) high, box.... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

Ming blue and white @ Christie's. For Imperial Appreciation: Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Greenwald Collection

A rare Ming blue and white brushrest. Zhengde six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1506-1521). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as five scalloped peaks on a waisted rectangular base, each side painted with sprays of lingzhi fungus surrounding a diamond panel enclosing a square inscribed in Arabic, with a double-line border tracing the edges of the peaks, the shaped platform base with scrolled strapwork linked by ruyi-heads at the corners and at the centre of each side, the flat underside with a... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A magnificent yellow-ground famille-rose double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A magnificent yellow-ground famille-rose double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's masterfully potted, the large globular lower bulb gracefully sweeping up to a significantly smaller upper bulb rising to a proportionally elegant slender neck and flared mouth, the lower bulb meticulously painted in soft pastel famille-rose enamels with large stylized lotus, double-lotus, peonies and attendant hibiscus flowers, all borne on a continuous meandering scrolling foliate vine... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2010

Yongzheng period enamel & Chinese porcelains from The Spencer House Sale

A Chinese imari shell-shaped enamel ewer and basin, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ewer formed as a nautilus shell on a stepped, waisted foot, with large scrolling bracket handle, the basin as a scallop shell, the exterior of the ewer and interior of the basin decorated on the fluted surface with bérainesque motifs within iron-red and gilt line surrounds, the underside of the basin with similar motifs in underglaze blue and gilt, supported on three small shell feet, restorations12¼ in. (31... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's superbly potted, the lower globular bulb supporting a smaller similarly shaped bulb, delicately painted in fine copper-red dots forming nine lively chi dragons clambering among lingzhi borne on scrolling stems wrapped around the vessel, all below a row of pendant ruyi heads encircling the slightly flared rim, the footrim encircled by a key-fret border, the copper-red of burgundy tone, the countersunk base... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2009

A very rare copper-red-decorated double-gourd vase. Kangxi/Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

A very rare copper-red-decorated double-gourd vase. Kangxi/Yongzheng period (1662-1735) The lower and upper bulbs of the waisted body painted in tones of copper-red shading from rosy pink to yellowish-green and grey with an overall pattern of the coiled tendrils and leaves of a flowering vine bearing two small double gourds on the lower body, all between double line borders, raised on a slightly concave unglazed base. 5½ in. (14 cm.) high, box - Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: N.V. Hammer Collection.John D. Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]


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