28 octobre 2010

A fine pair of guan vases in fine ormoulu mounts, 18th-19th century

A fine pair of guan vases in fine ormoulu mounts. photo courtesy Nagel the porcelain China, 18th-19th century., the gilt bronze mounts France, 19th century. H. 43,7/44,5 cm - Estimate 18 000 € Comparative items: Collection of the Wilanów Palace Museum, Poland, inv. of the Chinese Rooms. Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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22 juillet 2009

Chinese Celadons in The Royal Collection

Vase, fifteenth century (French mounts, c.1760-70), 15th cent. Porcelain and gilt bronze, 52.5 x 47 x 32.5 cm. Probably bought by George IV. RCIN 2315. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Among George IV's large collection of celadon porcelain (the term denotes the grey-green glaze) probably only two pieces are earlier than the eighteenth century, suggesting that the quality or rarity of the porcelain was of less concern to him than the formal variety and lustre of the metal mounts. In this instance a... [Lire la suite]