21 septembre 2010

Exhibition of Twelve Outstanding Chinese Works of Art @ Eskenazi Limited

Falangcai Porcelain Pear-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and of the period, 1723-1735; Height 30cm. photo courtesy Eskenazi Limited Eskenazi Limited, one of the world’s most respected dealers in Chinese art, is celebrating its golden jubilee with an exhibition of twelve exceptional pieces which have been acquired over the past ten years and set aside especially for this event.  Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition:  Twelve Chinese Masterworks will be held at 10 Clifford Street, London W1, from Thursday 4 to... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2010

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period.

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, the generously rounded sides finely painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape, the stags, bucks, doe, and fawns painted white, red, brown, and sometimes with spotted fur prancing and grazing, all amidst fruiting peach trees, lingzhi, and twisted pine trees, the wide neck set with a pair of stylized iron-red zoomorphic handles with gilt details; height 17 in.,... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2010

Chinese Famille Rose, Doucai, Famille Noire, Famille Verte, Wucai, Dayazhai porcelains @ Doyle New York

Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Enamel Porcelain Dishes. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York. Enameled on the interior with blossoming peony within a ring of four bats. Diameter 3 3/4 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000 Pair of Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cups. 18th/19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.   Each enameled on the interior with a rooster and hen perched on rockwork before blossoming flowers, the exterior sides with further scenes of rooster,... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2010

Assiette, Chine, XVIIIème siècle d'après Cornelis Pronck (1691-1759)

Assiette, Chine, XVIIIème siècle d'après Cornelis Pronck (1691-1759). photo Artcurial En porcelaine blanche décorée en émaux polychromes de la famille rose de La Réunion des docteurs d'après Cornelis PronckDiamètre : 26 cm. (10 ¼ in.) Estimation : 2 000 / 3 000 € Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Vente du Mercredi 23 juin 2010. Hôtel Dassault - 7 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées - 75008 - Paris. Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez contacter Marianne Balse au +33 1 42 99 20 51
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20 juin 2010

A Chinese porcelain minyao famille rose hexagonal wine cup. Six character sealmark of Jiaqing in iron-red and of the period

A Chinese porcelain minyao famille rose hexagonal wine cup. Six character sealmark of Jiaqing in iron-red and of the period, 1796-1820. photo Marchantpainted with five standing officials and an attendant pulling a wheeled chair in a continuous landscape scene with fencing and rockwork, the interior with flower sprays of lotus, chrysanthemum, peony, winter sweet and others, all encircling a day lily in the well beneath a gilt rim. 3 inches, 7.6cm diameter. Price on application From the Auty Collection, Bristol. A... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2010

Jiaqing iron-red-decorated blue and white & famille rose porcelains @ Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A very rare iron-red-decorated blue and white 'hai shou' porcelain bowl, China, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period.  © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 20,9 cm - Estimate 12 000 € Sold 12 000 € Property from an European private collection Cf. Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection', Hongkong 1973, no. 72 A ruby red-ground famille rose porcelain censer, China, Jiaqing seal mark and period.  © 2010 Nagel - Auctions H. 28,8 cm. Handles restored, inside small restored chip - Estimate 3 800 € Sold 7... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2010

A Qianlong pair of 'famille-rose' 'soldier' vases and covers & a fine 'famille-rose' 'sanduo' bowl.

A pair of 'famille-rose' 'soldier' vases and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's each baluster body brightly enamelled with pairs of birds perched amidst rockwork issuing flowers, all between lotus-lappets at the base and an elaborate lambrequin collar, the waisted neck with quatrefoil landscape panels reserved on a prunus and cracked-ice ground, the domed cover similarly decorated with panels within lotus and ruyi bands - 122 cm. Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP Lot Sold 163,250 GBP Property of a titled Spanish... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

A superb rare pair of famille rose 'peach' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-squares and of the period

A superb rare pair of famille rose 'peach' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-squares and of the period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each dish thinly potted with low rounded sides rising from a shallow foot ring to a flaring rim with a gently rounded edge, finely enamelled in shades of pink, green, brown, yellow, white, black and iron-red, the exterior with three peaches on flowering branches besides two bats, the design continuing over the rim to the interior with a further five peaches and three bats... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2010

A magnificent pair of famille rose 'peony' bowls. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period

A magnificent pair of famille rose 'peony' bowls. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The exterior of each bowl is intricately detailed in shades of pink, iron-red, yellow, pale green and turquoise-green enamels to depict two bees in flight above leafy branches bearing peony and magnolia blossoms at varying stages of maturity, entwined with a cluster of smaller daisy flowers - 4 in. (10.1 cm.) diam. (2) Est. HK$7,000,000 - HK$10,000,000 ($905,963... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

"Message in a Bottle": Auction of World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles

On 28 May, Bonhams Hong Kong will offer 141 Chinese snuff bottles from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection. The total sale is expected to achieve in excess of HK$40 million. The habit of using ground tobacco (snuff) was introduced to Asia by 17th century Western travellers from Europe, where it was an exotic import from the Americas. Chinese snuff takers found that traditional Western snuffboxes did not work well in the humid climates of Asia, and from the later 17th century Chinese craftsmen created small airtight... [Lire la suite]