04 juin 2011

An important and very rare Ming imperial doucai stemcup. Chenghua six-character mark and of the period (1465-1487)

An important and very rare Ming imperial doucai stemcup. Chenghua six-character mark and of the period (1465-1487). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The small stemcup delicately potted with deep flaring sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in underglaze-blue and primrose-yellow, aubergine and very dark grey enamelled around the exterior with four lotus blooms, the interior plain, supported on a slender knopped hollow stem foot spreading at the base, with the reign mark inscribed in a line on the underside, some... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2011

Rhinoceros horn libation cups & A rare Arabic-inscribed rhinoceros horn stemcup. Late Ming dynasty

A finely carved 'Ode to the Red Cliff' rhinoceros horn libation cup. Late Ming / early Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Superbly carved in deep relief to depict a scene from 'Ode to the Red Cliff', depicting Su Dongpo accompanied by two other figures seated on a raft on a fast-flowing river, all below large, cragged rock faces, a cascading waterfall and over-hanging pine and wutong trees, with a scholar and attendant seated on the riverbank, a large gnarled pine tree forming the openwork handle, the horn of a warm honey tone, carved... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2010

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a high domed hollow foot with stepped edge to an incurved broad mouth rim, finely painted in heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion and to the exterior with a broad band of leafy scrolling daylilies, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a chevron band at the rim, the stem with double lines and lotus-lappet and dot bands, the underglaze-blue six-character... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

A blue and white sheng vase. Jiajing underglaze blue six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The lower body of tapering square sectioned form painted with qilin roundels, the upper body of globular form with flowering lilies and peonies issuing from rockwork and surrounded by flying insects - 12 5/8in. (32cm.) high, Japanese box and cover. Est. £6,000 - £8,000 ($8,928 - $11,904) Price Realized £20,000 ($29,180) A blue and white 'dragon' dish. Wanli underglaze blue six-character mark... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

Yongzheng and Qianlong monochromes @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A fine blue-glazed vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng. photo Sotheby's the slender ovoid body surmounted by a tall waisted neck flared towards the rim, covered overall with a rich purplish-blue glaze leaving a white edge around the rim, the interior and base glazed in white - 38.3 cm., 15 1/8 in. Est. 800,000—1,000,000 HKDLot Sold 3,140,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9th November 1982, lot 267.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1998, lot 313. NOTE: It is extremely rare to find Yongzheng vases of this shape... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2010

Yuan dynasty's 'qingbai' & 'longquan' celadon @ Sotheby's

A carved 'qingbai' 'dragon' vase (meiping). Yuan dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's the baluster body boldly carved with a large dragon amidst foaming waves, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a floral scroll encircling the shoulder - height 10 7/8 in., 27.6 cm. Est. 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,625 USD NOTE: Vases of this type are quite precisely datable since several examples are known from dated archaeological sites. A closely related pair of 'Qingbai' meiping with covers unearthed at Wannian county,... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2009

Three copper-red decorated porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A copper-red decorated porcelain stemcup, China, 18th/19th century Good condition - H. 12,2 cm - Est. 1 500,00 € Cf. Christie's London, 12.11.2002, Lot 58 - Old paper labe to base: L'Exposition Nationale Suisse, Zurich 1885 An iron-red decorated dragon dish, China, Guangxu mark and period Very short hairline to rim - D. 21,3 cm - Est. 650,00 € A copper-red decorated porcelain stemcup, China, probably Qing dynasty Stand with few very small chips - D. 15,5 cm - Est. 600,00 € Property from an... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2009

A Transitional blue and white silver-mounted bottle vase, a blue and white stemcup and a silver-mounted jarlet. Mid 17th Century

A Transitional blue and white silver-mounted bottle vase, a blue and white stemcup and a silver-mounted jarlet. Mid 17th Century and Kangxi, the silver modern The vase painted to the globular body with a continuous scene of a warrior and his entourage, surmounted with a tall neck moulded with a bulb, painted with stylised upright tulips, with silver mounts, damages and repair, 38 cm. high; a stemcup painted to the ribbed sides with scrolling foliage, Kangxi, 16.4 cm. high; and a hexagonal jarlet decorated with hatched floral... [Lire la suite]