24 janvier 2010

Two 18th entury verte-imari porcelains from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III @ Christie's New York

A very rare pair of verte-imari candelabra. Circa 1725. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In European silver form, the knopped standards rising from a scalloped, dished base, a bracketed platform supporting the central nozzle above three elaborately scrolled arms, all decorated with a formal arrangement of flower sprigs, spearhead, scrolling vine and palm leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt - 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) high (2). Est. $80,000 - $120,000 Provenance: With Cohen & Pearce, London. Notes: While... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2009

A pair of ormolu-mounted verte-Imari square bottles and covers. The porcelain Kangxi

A pair of ormolu-mounted verte-Imari square bottles and covers. The porcelain Kangxi Each richly enamelled and gilt on each face with a panel enclosing chrysanthemums emerging from behind a garden fence, surrounded by stylised floral sprays on an iron-red ground, with original covers and later European gilt mounts. The porcelain 30.2cm (11¾in) high. (4). Sold for £4,080 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com