30 octobre 2010

Sotheby's Sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics to Be Highlighted by a Blue And White "Peony" Jar

A Magnificent Blue And White 'Peony' Jar, Guan, Yuan Dynasty, Mid 14th Century (est. £400,000-600,000). Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- In the wake of Sotheby’s record-breaking Autumn sales series in Hong Kong, which totalled over HK$3 billion, Sotheby’s biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in London will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 and presents for sale over 350 lots. The auction, estimated to realise approximately £5.76 million, will be headlined by a Magnificent Blue and White 'Peony' Jar, Guan,... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

A fine spinach jade censer and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A fine spinach jade censer and cover. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century the rectangular body with projecting tubular corners each terminating in short waisted foot, finely carved around the exterior with an archaistic band of interlocking snakes above shou characters and archaistic strapwork, set to either end with a taotie mask handle suspending a loose ring, the similarly shaped cover surmounted by a large reticulated coiled dragon finial, the stone of apple-green tone with dark flecks. 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP.... [Lire la suite]