19 décembre 2010

Monochromes Qing @ Sotheby's. Asian Art, 16 Dec 10, Paris

Coupe à pied en porcelaine monochrome sang-de-boeuf. Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735). photo Sotheby's le corps hémisphérique, les bords allant en s'affinant, sur un haut pied ceint d'un large anneau en relief, le pourtour uniformément recouvert d'une belle glaçure monochrome sang-de-boeuf, l'intérieur et la base émaillés blanc, marque zhuanshu Yongzheng en bleu sous couverte; 18,9 cm, 7 7/16 in. Est. 25,000—35,000 EUR. Lot Sold 51,150 EUR PROVENANCE: Formerly in the collection of the Danish... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2010

A rare simulated puddingstone vase, zhadou. Gilt Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A rare simulated puddingstone vase, zhadou. Gilt Qianlong seal mark and of the period  © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of ovoid form rising to the trumpet-shaped mouth, supported on a short foot, the exterior decorated in shades of grey, red and brown with a skillful trompe-l'oeil design of numerous variegated pebbles 'contained' within the conglomerate stone, the rim and foot ring gilt, the base pierced with two original holes. 19.8cm (7¾in) diam. Sold for £156,000 Footnote:The present zhadou is a prime example of 18th... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty wucai and yellow and green glazed porcelains @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York

A rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619). photo Christie's Ltd 2010  The domed cover painted around the bud-form finial with opposed dragons in underglaze blue and iron red chasing flaming pearls amidst crashing waves rendered in green enamel, above a band of flowers and rockwork repeated on the box, the interior divided into seven lobed compartments forming a large flowerhead and painted en suite with butterflies amidst flowers... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2010

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

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases. Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each of baluster form, the central section finely painted with circular medallions of stylized lotus flowers and scrolling leaves below a band of formal lappets and florets encircling the neck, the foot and rim moulded and shaped in the form of a series of ruyi heads, the shoulders applied with pierced handles in the form of sinuous chilong - 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box (2). Est. £400,000 -... [Lire la suite]