01 mai 2011

An unusual bronze 'Duck' censer and cover. Zhengde Incised Mark And Of The Period (1506-21)

An unusual bronze 'Duck' censer and cover. Zhengde Incised Mark And Of The Period (1506-21). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Well cast as a duck standing on a waisted rectangular base decorated with wave patterns, with the head raised and beak open, with wings forming the detachable cover, finely detailed with naturalistically modelled tail feathers, webbed feet, and incised all over with feather markings, the base of the tail pierced for the release of smoke, the reign mark incised in a line along the rim of the opening on the back; 14¾... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2010

Meissen white porcelains @ Christie's, The Althorp Attic Sale

A Meissen model of a duck. Circa 1740, blue crossed swords and cancellation mark to side of base at back. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Naturally modelled standing on a reed and frond-moulded circular mound base, its plumage incised, 11 in. (28 cm.) high - Estimate £4,000 - £6,000 Literature: Probably W.B. Honey, Catalogue of the Porcelain and Pottery both Oriental and European in the Collection of Earl Spencer at Althorp, 1937, no. 593 Two Meissen white artichoke boxes and covers and a rose box and cover.... [Lire la suite]
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