15 mai 2011

Kangxi blue and white @ Bonhams, Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare and large blue and white 'soldier' vase and cover. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams The vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all between the... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2010

Two 18th entury verte-imari porcelains from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III @ Christie's New York

A very rare pair of verte-imari candelabra. Circa 1725. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In European silver form, the knopped standards rising from a scalloped, dished base, a bracketed platform supporting the central nozzle above three elaborately scrolled arms, all decorated with a formal arrangement of flower sprigs, spearhead, scrolling vine and palm leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt - 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high (2). Est. $80,000 - $120,000 Provenance: With Cohen & Pearce, London. Notes: While... [Lire la suite]