11 septembre 2008

An unusual Blue and White dish, Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

An unusual Blue and White dish, Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century With shallow sides rising to the slightly everted, rounded rim, painted in the well in dark tones of inky blue with a mythical beast in a rocky landscape bearing a tall canopy on its back from which hangs four long banners, with two figures standing at its side, one bearing a sword and the other a dish containing an offering, the cavetto painted with a floral scroll, the reverse with four auspicious tassled emblems separated by canopies and banners with pendent... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2008

Pair of ornamental vases, Paris, Restoration, circa 1830.

Pair of ornamental vases, Paris, Restoration, circa 1830. H ca. 27 cm. Gilding slightly rubbed. Estimé : 5 000 / 7 000 fr.suisses Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 6
11 septembre 2008

A rare Longquan celadon Hawk-form Censer. Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A rare Longquan celadon Hawk-form Censer. Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century Heavily modeled as a hawk standing atop an openwork rock-form base, with head turned to the left and wings raised either side of the circular opening and cover in the center of the back, the beak partially open and the cover pierced for the release of smoke, detailed with carved feather markings and covered with a crackled sea-green glaze.<11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high, box  Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 Provenance: Christie's, New York, 29 March 2006,... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2008

Pair of important vases with neapolitan scenes, Paris, Restoration, circa 1820.

Pair of important vases with neapolitan scenes, Paris, Restoration, circa 1820. Mounted on black marble. H 45cm. Estimé : 25 000 / 30 000 fr.suisses Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63
11 septembre 2008

Rare reverse-decorated Blue and white dish. Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Rare reverse-decorated Blue and white dish. Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566) With shallow sides rising to a slightly everted, rounded rim, painted in the interior with a roundel containing four cranes amidst scrolling clouds confronted around a stylized shou character, the exterior painted in similar fashion with a continuous frieze of cranes amidst clouds. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 Notes: Two smaller Jiajing mark and period dishes... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2008

Pair of Empire vases with antique tragedy scenes, Paris, Schoelcher, circa 1820.

Pair of Empire vases with antique tragedy scenes, Paris, Schoelcher, circa 1820. Gold background. Finely painted scenes from ancient mythology on both sides in gold leaf frames, subtitled 'acte 4me Tragedie de Phedre scene 9me'; 'acte 9me Tragedie de Mitridate scene 6me'; 'acte 1re Tragedie de Alexendre scene 2me'; 'acte 4me Tragedie de Mitridate scene 4me'. Schoelcher incised on the underside of 1 vase. H 44.8cm. Estimé : 25 000 / 35 000 fr.suisses Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2008

A longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer. Yuan/Early Ming dynasty, 14th/15th cent

A longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer. Yuan/Early Ming dynasty, 14th/15th century The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln support on the interior and the surrounding unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; with a Meiji period parcel-gilt pierced cover... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2008

Pair of small ornemental vases, Sèvres, Paris, circa 1820

Pair of small ornemental vases, Sèvres, Paris, circa 1820 Signed on the underside in iron red: 'Gambier rue de l'arbre-Sec'. H 34.5cm. Small break. Estimé : 10 000 / 15 000 fr.suisses Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63
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11 septembre 2008

A very rare Blanc-de-Chine flute, xiao, 17th century

A very rare Blanc-de-Chine flute, xiao, 17th century Made in the form of a slender hollow bamboo stalk pierced with five fingering holes on one side, one on the reverse and two opposite each other on the two other sides, the mouth piece formed by a short V cut, the flat sound end pierced with a cash symbol and applied on top of the rim with evenly spaced bosses, all under a glaze of milk-white tone.>22 in. (56 cm.) long, Japanese wood box and brocade pouch - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 Provenance : Meigasai (Myogasai)... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2008

Biscuit Fruit Bowl from a table ornament, Berlin, KPM, circa 1824-1945.

Biscuit Fruit Bowl from a table ornament, Berlin, KPM, circa 1824-1945. Model by C.F. Riese from 1795 after models by H. C. Genelli. Underglaze blue sword marks. H 84.5cm. (3) -  Estimé : 8 000 / 12 000 fr.suisses Vente du Lundi 15 septembre 2008. Porcelaines, Faïences, Verreries. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63


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