10 janvier 2011

Blue and white porcelains @ Christie's, Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York

A massive pair of blue and white jars and covers, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Kangxi style, the swelling sides tapering to a flat base, decorated with an overall pattern of shaped panels showing landscapes or flowering plants reserved on a blue ground of scrolling chrysanthemum vine, a classic border on the short necks and the domed covers surmounted by Buddhist lion knops; 33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high (4) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A blue and white spiral-fluted five-piece garniture. Kangxi... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10 London

A pair of blue and white garden seats. Ming dynasty, Wanli period. photo Sotheby's each of bombe rounded form with a lion mask handle applied to each side at the centre of the body, painted with a wide central band of peacocks amongst peony issuing from rockwork, between two bands of raised bosses, above a band of breaking waves at the base and below a band of shaped cloud collar panels of peony, the upper surface with four Buddhistic lions playing animatedly with brocade balls, around a central pierced roundel in the form of a... [Lire la suite]