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]
04 mai 2011

Sotheby's Presents Its Spring London Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

An extremely important and rare "Guanyao" Hu-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th century. Estimate: £2,500,000-£3,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s presents the first of its 2011 London Sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The auction will feature 343 lots and will take place in London on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. Every item in the sale has been meticulously selected as an iconic example of its genre and in total the auction is expected to realise in excess of £11 million. The highlight of the auction... [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]
30 octobre 2010

Langyao-glazed, copper-red glazed & sang-de-boeuf-glazed porcelains

A good Langyao-glazed porcelain bottle vase , China, 18th century. photo courtesy Nagel H. 40,3 cm - Estimate 8 000 € Property from a Dutch private collection A copper-red glazed moonflask, China, 18th-19th century. photo courtesy Nagel H. 38,2 cm. Fine hairline crack around the shoulder - Estimate 3 900 € Provenance: Former old Berlin private collection A pair of sang-de-boeuf-glazed bottle vases on wood stands, China, 19th century. photo courtesy Nagel H. 22/41 cm. Large vase with chips to stand -... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2010

Christie's Hong Kong sales of chinese ceramics & works of art to offer an impressive array from celebrated private collections

A magnificent large pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) 19 1/4 in. (48.9cm.) high. Estimate: Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2010

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form, well carved on each side with a frontal five-clawed dragon, its sinuous body wrapped around a 'flaming pearl', leaping amongst lotus scrolls and bajixiang, the waisted neck adorned with stylised floral and foliate designs, flanked by a pair of dragon ring handles, the lustrous stone of an even white tone with natural inclusions; 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2009

A superb and rare large blue and white 'dragon' moonflask. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A superb and rare large blue and white 'dragon' moonflask. Seal mark and period of Qianlong the well potted body of flattened globular form, superbly painted on each side in vivid tones of cobalt-blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a medallion enclosing a ferocious full-faced dragon, the scaly five-clawed beast framed by flaring horns and flowing mane, leaping amidst swirling vaporous clouds and flames, the medallion reserved on a ground of scrollwork issuing three large lotus blooms extending up each... [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
14 mai 2009

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century Finely painted on the convex sides of the body with a medallion enclosing a brocade design emanating from a central star shaped panel enclosing a lotus blossom encircled by further panels with foliage, lotus scrolls, lozenges and crashing waves, the shoulders painted with pink and lotus sprays, below the handles with lappet terminals rising to the globular garlic-shaped mouth with lappet panels, all supported on a spreading foot with lappet and floral... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2009

A large and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A large and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century Of compressed spherical shape on a short oval base and with short cylindrical neck flanked by trefoil handles, the body freely painted in linear strokes and washes of pale cobalt tones in 15th Century style with composite lotus, peony and chrysanthemum scrolls, the neck with a lotus meander below classic scroll around the rim. 18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) high. Est. 15,000 - £20,000 - Price realised £73,250 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including... [Lire la suite]
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