03 juin 2011

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A very rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu. Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of globular form with characteristic flattened sides, well painted with five lychee fruits on a flowering leafy branch above a band of crested waves encircling the base, the cylindrical neck is decorated with a band of upright overlapping plantain leaves, below rows of circles within line borders at the mouth rim, each side of the neck flanked by a pair of lingzhi-shaped handles with classic scrolls within... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

A rare large Ming-style blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period, (1735-1796)

A rare large Ming-style blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period, (1735-1796). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  Superbly painted around the flattened circular body with a broad band of scrolling lotus, between a band of pendent ruyi-heads encircling the shoulder and a lappet border above the gently tapered oval foot ring, decorated with a band of crested waves, repeated under the everted mouth rim, the cylindrical neck with upright leaves and flanked by a pair of archaistic dragon... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2010

A Ming-style Blue and White vase, Meiping. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A Ming-style Blue and White vase, Meiping. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The vase is sturdily potted with a broad shoulder and waisted neck, the exterior painted in deep shades of blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', with six fruit and flower-sprays arranged in two registers, comprising lychee, peach, pomegranate, peony, prunus and lotus, above a band of upright plantain leaves at the foot, ten petal panels below the neck painted with four floral-sprays; 12... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2010

Qianlong blue and white @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London

A blue and white vase, Hu. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, well-painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaping and piling', the baluster body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock-ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2010

A fine small Ming-style Blue and White leaf. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A fine small Ming-style Blue and White leaf. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately moulded as a veined leaf furled to form a shallow dish with a short stem at the base, the raised veins creating small segments each decorated with sprigs of flowers including peonies, lotuses, and chrysanthemums, the exterior similarly painted, the underside inscribed with a four-character reign mark straddling the stem, fitted hardwood stand; 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. - Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2010

Qianlong blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Ko,g

A fine Ming-style blue and white pilgrim moonflask. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's decorated in underglaze-blue of fine colour with simulated 'heaping and piling' effect, the domed sides with eight petal-shaped panels enclosing the ba jixiang, the central boss with motifs of ruyi heads within line and formal borders, a wide band of lotus scrolls around the edges, the cylindrical neck and splayed foot with similar borders of lingzhi, double stylised dragon scroll handles joining the shoulders to the neck - 49... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

A fine and rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl. Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine and rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl. Yongzheng seal mark and period. photo Sotheby's the deep curved sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a gently flared rim, finely painted on the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous composite lotus scroll with large flowers issuing from undulating leafy stems, all between a keyfret border at the rim and upright lappets enclosing demi-florettes at the base, the interior painted with a single peony spray within a central medallion - diameter 9 1/2 in.,... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2010

Porcelaines de Chine sold @ Hampel, 4 décembre 2009

Chinesisches Deckelgefäß. Das Porzellan China, 18. Jahrhundert. -Deckelgefäß mit feuervergoldeter Bronzemontur. Der Fuß ringsum mit Godronnierungen, seitlich befestigt mit Karyatiden, in Muschelmotive übergehend, daran befestigt jeweils ein Griff. Der Deckel (rep.) mit Pinienzapfen. Porzellan der Famille verte. Höhe: 38 cm. Adjugé € 6.400 Vier-Jahreszeiten-Vase (Sommer). China, 19. Jahrhundert. Vierkantige, sich nach unten leicht verjüngende Vasenform, mit hohem zylindrischen und am Rand ausgestelltem... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2009

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A superb ming-style blue and white vase, meiping. Yongzheng period (1723-1735).  Image 2009 Christie's Ltd Delicately potted and of unusually small size, the tapering body exquisitely painted in cobalt of rich blue tone to simulate 'heaping and piling' with eight detached fruiting branches and vines, including peach, melon, persimmon, cherry, grape, pomegranate, lychee and longan, above a band of interlocking upright lappets formed by ruyi and trefoil scrolls, the broad shoulders with a further collar of lappets with... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period the compressed double-gourd-shaped body rising from a short spreading rectangular foot to a narrow waisted neck set with a pair of ruyi-shaped strap handles, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a medallion enclosing leafy. 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com