30 novembre 2010

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar & a green-enamelled 'dragon' dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar. Qianlong seal mark and of the period Of well-potted ovoid form, vibrantly painted around the sides in underglaze blue and green enamel with two scaly striding dragon in pursuit of flaming pearls, amidst cloud and flame scrolls, with a band of lappets at the base and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, encicling the neck at the shoulder; 19.4cm high - Sold for HK$336,000 清乾隆 白地綠彩雲龍紋罐 「大清乾隆年製」篆款A similar Qianlong green 'dragon' jar in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated in... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

A rare famille noire and green-enamelled bowl. Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A rare famille noire and green-enamelled bowl. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Elegantly potted with tall rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, supported on a very slightly splayed foot, the exterior superbly enamelled with a continuous undulating leafy composite floral scroll reserved in green against the black ground, including lotus, peony, aster, prunus and lily, with several of the blossoms unusually bearing auspicious fruit in the centre, including pomegranate and finger citron, the rim... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2009

A blue and white green-enamelled baluster vase. Second half of the 16th century

A blue and white green-enamelled baluster vase. Second half of the 16th century Painted with four vertical lotus scrolls outlined in blue and reserved in white against the blue ground, emanating from a border of lotus lappets decorated in green enamel bordered by white in reserve on a blue ground, with a band of upright stiff leaves around the spreading foot decorated in green enamel and blue. 27.5cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 - Unsold. Provenance: a Southern French private collectionNote Compare a smaller... [Lire la suite]