15 mai 2011

Kangxi famille verte @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare famille verte yellow-glazed baluster vase. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams Decorated in a very unusual palette all around the body with three upright clusters respectively of pine, prunus and bamboo, the pine issuing from a pale-green-glazed rock with the tree trunks painted in copper-red and the foliage underglaze-blue, the bamboo all painted in a thick blue possibly enamelled in shallow relief issuing from patches of aubergine and green-glazed terrace, the upright plum tree reserved on a dark blue ground to simulate night-time with... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2011

A fine yellow-glazed bowl. Incised mark and period of Jiajing

A fine yellow-glazed bowl. Incised mark and period of Jiajing. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides, flared rim and short foot, covered with a deep yellow glaze, including the base, incised with a six-character reign mark, 10 cm., 4 in. Estimate ,500,000—3,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,740,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London (505a).Sotheby's London, 15th October 1968, lot 118.Messrs John Sparks, London. EXHIBITED: Evolution to Perfection. Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection/Evolution vers... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2011

A rare incised barbed-rim yellow-glazed dish. Mark and period of Kangxi

A rare incised barbed-rim yellow-glazed dish. Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo Sotheby's the shallow petal-shaped dish with fluted sides rising from a straight narrow foot to an everted barbed rim, finely incised on the interior with a five-clawed dragon en face among undulating waves with high crests and clouds above, surrounded by the four incised characters wan shou qi tian ('a myriad longevities, equal to heaven'), covered overall save for the base in an opaque pale yellow glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bottle vase. Incised seal mark and period of Jiaqing.

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bottle vase. Incised seal mark and period of Jiaqing. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall slightly waisted neck, finely incised around the exterior with two large scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, their bodies writhing around the vessel amidst ruyi-head cloud scrolls and above foaming tumultuous waves, all below a ruyi band at the rim and covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base incised with... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2010

A yellow-glazed porcelain saucer, China, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period

A yellow-glazed porcelain saucer, China, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period. photo courtesy Nagel D. 12,6 cm. Small glaze imperfections - Estimate 1 500 € Property from a Berlin private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
26 septembre 2010

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen.

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender, flattened pear form, decorated in relief on both faces with a coiling five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst cloud scrolls, the underside of the base with a raised molded four character mark Ziqin Zhenwan; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th April 1992, lot 399. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2010

Chinese monochromes @ Sotheby's, Fine Ceramics and works of Art, 15 Sept 2010, New York

A fine ru-type vase (hu) Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear-shaped form, the rounded sides resting on a slightly flared foot rising to an everted mouthrim, the shoulder molded with a raised band and set with a pair of stylized elephant handles, covered overall in a pale greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in archaising characters: height 12 in., 30.5 cm - Estimate 180,000 - 250,000 USD NOTE: This vase is exceptional for its... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2010

Qing dynasty monochromes @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 11 May 2010, London

An extremely rare ru-type oval washer. Yongzheng underglaze blue seal mark and of the period (1723-35). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The vessel with deep gently rounded walls rising from an unglazed foot rim, the interior with a moulded lotus bloom, covered overall in an unctuous, attractively crackled, light blue glaze - 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 ($22,560 - $30,080) Provenance: R.F.A. Riesco Collection, no. 485.Sotheby's London, 11 December 1984, lot 419.Bluett & Sons, London, 18 December 1984. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2010

Xuantong pair of imperial yellow-glazed 'dragon' saucer-dishes & Daoguang yellow-glazed 'dragon' saucer dish

A pair of yellow-glazed 'dragon' saucer-dishes, Xuantong six-character marks and of the period. photo Bonhams Each dish with gently rounded sides, incised on the interior with a single writhing dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, amidst flame scrolls, the exteriors incised with a pair of similar striding dragons, the interiors and sides covered with a rich egg-yolk yellow, the base with underglaze blue mark beneath a clear glaze. 18.6cm (7¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, HK$24,000 - 35,000 Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's incised in the interior with a medallion enclosing a dragon amidst scrolling clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the exterior similarly decorated, the deep rounded sides set on a low straight foot rising to an everted rim, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in kaishu within double-circles. 17.3 cm., 6 3/4 in. Est. 150,000—180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD NOTE: Incised dragon dishes of this type from the Qianlong period is more... [Lire la suite]