13 mai 2011

A very large pair of famille rose turquoise-ground 'peach' fishbowls. Da Ya Zhai marks, Guangxu

A very large pair of famille rose turquoise-ground 'peach' fishbowls. Da Ya Zhai marks, Guangxu.  Photo Bonhams Each enamelled with large leafy gnarled peach trees amidst nandina sprays, the trees bearing peach on one side, and peach blossom on the reverse, all reserved on a turquoise ground, with a key-fret border on yellow ground below the lipped rim enamelled with chrysanthemum scrolls, each bowl with an oval iron-red Da Ya Zhai mark within an oval frame flanked by a pair of dragons pursuing the flaming pearl... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing,. photo courtesy Sotheby's robustly potted, the tall upright floral lobed wall divided into two horizontal registers by a raised gilt fillet in the centre, further divided into twelve rectangular sections, each panel decorated with a single vignette containing a foreign tribute bearer dressed in European attire carrying either vases filled with branches, bolts of cloth or other gifts, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground with... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34

A very rare pair of Meissen turquoise-ground vases from the Japanese Palace, circa 1732-34 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of square baluster shape, each side reserved with a quatrelobe panel painted with flowering branches of indianische Blumen, insects and birds within a gilt scrollwork border, the necks reserved with gilt scrollwork, 21.5cm high, crossed swords marks in blue enamel, impressed Dreher's mark for Gottfried Seydel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=291-/ W (2) - Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

A rare 'famille-rose' turquoise-ground vase moulded with dragons. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A rare 'famille-rose' turquoise-ground vase moulded with dragons. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of finely potted bottle form, the globular body supported on a splayed foot, tapering gracefully to a slender slightly flaring neck with a lipped rim, finely and very meticulously moulded in high relief with five uniquely enamelled horned qilong dragons playfully clambering around the sides, one in turquoise, one in pale yellow, one in puce, one in coral-red splashed with gilt, the other in violet, their slender writhing... [Lire la suite]