12 mai 2009

A very fine small famille rose-enamelled glass bottle. Early 20th century, attributed to Ye Bengqi

A very fine small famille rose-enamelled glass bottle. Early 20th century, attributed to Ye Bengqi The globular body supported on a short straight-cut foot and with a cylindrical neck ending in a gently flaring rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with large rose blooms and daylillies issuing from elaborate rockwork and two small birds perched on a delicately enamelled branch, all below three flying insects around the neck, the base with a Qianlong blue-enamel four-character mark. 3½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate £18,000 -... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' wall vases. Qianlong seal marks and period

A fine pair of 'famille-rose' wall vases. Qianlong seal marks and period each of flat-backed lobed baluster form with tall flaring neck set with a pair of tubular handles and supported on a pierced simulated wood stand, brightly enamelled to the front face with leafy lotus strapwork reserved on a rich crimson ground between ruyi and lotus-lappet bands, the reverse pierced for suspension and enamelled with tiny florets reserved on a crimson ground, the interior glazed turquoise. 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP NOTE:... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

A fine imperial famille rose porcelain bowl, China, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period

A fine imperial famille rose porcelain bowl, China, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period D. 11 cm. Est. 5 000 € Provenance: Property from an old German private collection Note: Cf. Tokyo National Museum 'Chinese Ceramics, Vol. II', Tokyo 1990, no. 660 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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08 mai 2009

A fine and rare imperial yellow-ground famille rose medallion bowl, China, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period

A fine and rare imperial yellow-ground famille rose medallion bowl, China, Jiaqing six-character sealmark and of the period D. 17,9 cm. Est. 18 000 € Note: Compare with a pair of Jiaqing bowls of similar 'lantern' design reserved on ruby-ground, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 20 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
03 mai 2009

A rare famille rose Tibetan-style ewer, penba hu. Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period

A rare famille rose Tibetan-style ewer, penba hu. Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period The globular body rising from a high spreading foot ring, surmounted by an elaborately knopped neck below a thick disc-shaped mouth curving inwards towards a narrow opening, the applied s-shaped spout issuing from the gaping jaws of a moulded makara head, all painted with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) in famille rose, interspersed by leafy lotus flowers and scrolling and intertwining tendrils, framed by lotus... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2009

A fine pair of famille rose bowls. Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period

A fine pair of famille rose bowls. Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period Each one with its domed cover (also bearing a seal mark); decorated in yellow, orange, green and pink enamels with a pair of butterflies beside large peaches or pomegranates and stalks of bamboo; each seal mark in underglaze-blue. 11cm (4¼in) diameter. (4). Estimate: £30,000 - 35,000 Footnote: For a very similar pair of bowls, but without covers and bearing the nien-hao of The Jiaqing Emperor, see Christie's Hong Kong, Important... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

A rare 'famille-rose' turquoise-ground vase moulded with dragons. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A rare 'famille-rose' turquoise-ground vase moulded with dragons. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of finely potted bottle form, the globular body supported on a splayed foot, tapering gracefully to a slender slightly flaring neck with a lipped rim, finely and very meticulously moulded in high relief with five uniquely enamelled horned qilong dragons playfully clambering around the sides, one in turquoise, one in pale yellow, one in puce, one in coral-red splashed with gilt, the other in violet, their slender writhing... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

A fine and rare lime-green ground 'famille-rose' 'foreign tribute' vase. Iron-red seal mark and period of Daoguang

A fine and rare lime-green ground 'famille-rose' 'foreign tribute' vase. Iron-red seal mark and period of Daoguang finely painted in brilliant enamels on the gently rounded sides with a continuous scene of foreign emissaries progressing through a hilly landscape carrying tribute gifts, some seen riding horses or mythical beasts, between ruyi borders, the tapering neck with lotus blossoms borne on entwined leafy stems supporting ji medallions and suspending chimes, all reserved on a lime-green ground and flanked by... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

A 'famille-rose' brushpot. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A 'famille-rose' brushpot. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of rectangular form resting on a four bracket feet, moulded on each side with an indented panel within an iron-red border, two sides of the exterior painted in a 'famille-rose' palette with a landscape scene, the first enclosing Zhang Guolao and Li Tieguai with their associated attributes, the second with two scholars, the other two sides with an inscription written in caoshu, all reserved on a soft greige ground decorated in gilt with foliate scrolls, the interior... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

An unusual 'famille-rose' sgraffiato double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

An unusual 'famille-rose' sgraffiato double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of well potted bulbous form tapering to a short waisted neck and a flared mouth, flanked by a pair of feathery acanthus handles, the lower bulb finely and meticulously painted in 'famille-rose' enamels with four diapers embellished with gilt, each reserved on a yellow ground and framed within feathery acanthus leaves, separated by further diaper motifs and reserved on a white ground deftly incised through the enamelling with scroll... [Lire la suite]