22 mars 2009

A European porcelain covered jug (Asurelik) for the Ottoman market with Tughra of Abdülmecid (r.1839-1861)

A European porcelain covered jug (Asurelik) for the Ottoman market with Tughra of Abdülmecid (r.1839-1861) of baluster form, with elaborate gilt-scroll handle, finely painted with summer flowers within two roundels, rose-pink ground between gilt rims, lid with swan finial, front roundel issuing foliate sprays containing the gilded tughra  44.5cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP NOTE: A pair of comparable asureliks (from Sévres) which also bear the tughra of Sultan Abdülmecid can be found in the Dolmabahçe Palace (see... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2009

A Pair of Saint-Cloud Porcelain White Pot Pourri Vases and Covers, Circa 1750

A Pair of Saint-Cloud Porcelain White Pot Pourri Vases and Covers, Circa 1750 together with a similar smaller vase and cover. 6 pieces. 29.2 cm. Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD PROVENANCE: (The smaller vase), Property of a Lady, sold Sotheby's, London, December 4, 1959, lot 17Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, sold Christie's, New York March 21, 1991, lot 7 Sotheby's. Fine European Furniture.| 03 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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21 mars 2009

A Pair of Samson Porcelain Chinese Export-Style Gilt Metal-Mounted Elephants, Late 19th Century

A Pair of Samson Porcelain Chinese Export-Style Gilt Metal-Mounted Elephants, Late 19th Century 21 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine European Furniture.| 03 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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21 mars 2009

Two blue and white porcelain plates from the 'San Diego' Cargo

Two blue and white porcelain plates from the 'San Diego' Cargo Each molded with a canted rim and painted with a central medallion of a scholar standing in a garden surrounded by lotus petal reserves filled with alternating figures in a landscape and flowering stalks (glazes degraded, marine adhesions). 12 1/8 and 12 1/2in (30.7 and 32cm) diameters - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Provenance: the 'San Diego' Cargo, excavated off the coast of the Philippines in 1991, named after the Spanish galleon attacked and sunk by the by... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

A mirror black glazed porcelain rouleau vase with gilt painted decoration 19th Century

A mirror black glazed porcelain rouleau vase with gilt painted decoration 19th Century The shiny black ground on the exterior walls thinning to dark brown near the cupped rim and painted in gilt with decorative bands above and below auspicious phoenix and cranes standing amid flowering plants and garden rock beneath leafy tree branches (wear to gilt). 16 1/2in (42cm) high - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A small celadon glazed porcelain vase. Chenghua Mark

A small celadon glazed porcelain vase. Chenghua Mark Of compressed globular form, its exterior walls carved in shallow relief with flower petal bands bordering peony sprays visible beneath the blue-green glaze also applied across the base bearing an underglaze blue four-character mark and the foot pad finished with iron wash. 5 7/8in (15cm) diameter - Estimate: $500 - 700 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century)

A White Porcelain Box and Cover and a Small White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th and 18th century) The box and cover of circular shape with short ring foot and domed lid recessed in the circular center and applied overall save the rims with a blue-tinged clear glaze; the small bottle of compressed disc form rising from a short circular foot to a rolled lip, applied with a powdery clear glaze with bluish cast. Box 2 5/8in. (6.8cm.) high, 3 7/8in. (9.7cm.) diameter; bottle 2 5/16in. (5.8cm.) high, 3 9/16in. (9.1cm.)... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Artist's Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A White Porcelain Artist's Palette. Joseon dynasty (19th century) Of square shape with flat base and moulded with five shallow rectangular sections for mixing inks, applied overall with a transparent glaze with pronounced blue cast, pooling in the recesses; base unglazed. 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 x ½in. (13.4 x 13.4 x 1.2cm.).  Estimate $40,000 - $50,000 Notes: Previously sold in these Rooms, 22 September 2005, lot 466For another palette, see Rhee Byung-chang, Richo toji/Yi Ceramics in Kankoku bijutsu shusen/Masterpieces of... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A White Porcelain Brush Rest. Joseon dynasty (19th century) Modelled in the form of the Diamond Mountains, known in Korea as the Geumgang mountains, applied with a lustrous clear glaze of pronounced blue color with small flecks of intense blue; flat base unglazed. 4 7/8 x 3½ x 1 5/8in. (12.5 x 8.8 x 4.2cm.) . Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 PUBLISHED:Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Richo no bunbogu/The Scholar's Implements of the Yi Dynasty, Korea, exh. cat. (Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics, 1994), pl. 86._____, Richo hakuji... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A Bevelled and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A Bevelled and Moulded Blue and White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty (19th century) Hexagonal, of baluster form set on a six-sided plinth supported by six cabriole legs outlined by a line of underglaze cobalt blue, the facetted body moulded in high relief at the joins of the panels with simulated twisted rope tied to an hexagonal rib at the base of the hexagonal, tapered neck; the vessel also decorated with a glossy transparent glaze of blue cast with random small flecks of dark blue. 5 11/16in. (14.4cm.) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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