24 octobre 2011

A monochrome Imperial yellow porcelain dish with engraved blossoms.. Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

  A monochrome Imperial yellow porcelain dish with engraved blossoms.. Underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions Of saucer shape with nearly straight foot, the dish is plain on the inside and engraved on the outside with a continuous lotus scroll with eight stylized blooms, depicted in two different styles, and covered overall with a bright yellow glaze, except for the inside of the foot and the base, where a six-character Yongzheng reign mark is inscribed in underglaze blue in... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A fine imperial yellow-glazed and incised saucer. Underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character mark and period

A fine imperial yellow-glazed and incised saucer. Underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character mark and period. photo Nagel Auctions This so-called 'imperial' yellow was used for monochrome dishes and bowls from the early Ming period onwards, but Ming examples are generally without incised decoration.  A pair of Yongzheng dishes of this design and size is illustrated in Ireneus László Legeza, A Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Malcolm Macdonald Collection of Chinese Ceramics, London, 1972, pl.100, nos 271 and 272 ... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2011

A fine and very rare imperial yellow-glazed oviform vase,.Underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A fine and very rare imperial yellow-glazed oviform vase,.Underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions Vases of related form covered in other monochrome glazes have also been recorded. Cf. two ru-type glazed examples, the first from the Robert Chang Collection, sold in these Rooms, 2 November 1999, lot 503; and the other from the W.W. Winkworth Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, 12 December 1972, lot 149. A sacrificial-blue glazed vase was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted japanese black and gilt lacquer and ebony commode à vantaux and secrétaire à abattant en suite.

A highly important late Louis XVI ormolu-mounted japanese black and gilt lacquer and ebony commode à vantaux and secrétaire à abattant en suite. Late 18th century  attributed to Adam Weisweiler and Pierre-Philippe Thomire, possibly under the direction of Martin-Eloi Lignereux. Photo Sotheby's the commode à vantaux with rectangular Egyptian granito rosso top surrounded by an ormolu border cast with gadroons and flowers upon a slightly breakfront frieze fitted with three drawers and mounted all around with ormolu anthemia... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A fine Teadust-Glazed bottle vase. Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and of the periodA fine Teadust-Glazed bottle vase.

A fine Teadust-Glazed bottle vase. Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions The vase formed with a globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and terminating in a shallow cup-shaped rim, supported on a stepped foot, applied overall with a lustrous olive-green glaze with yellow speckles. Inscribed wood box A similar example is in the Koger Collection, illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger Collection, p. 164, no. 135; where the author cites that the darker glaze is... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2011

A rare Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer commode (meuble d'appui), circa 1765, stamped Carlin

A rare Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer commode (meuble d'appui), circa 1765, stamped Carlin JME. Photo Sotheby's with later Portor marble top, the frieze mounted with ormolu scrolling ribbon-tied rinceaux and large rosettes at the corners above two cupboard doors inset with ormolu-framed seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panels depicting landscapes with figures and cranes opening to an amaranth and tulipwood interior featuring two slides and two drawers framing a coffre-fort, the concave sides... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2011

A very rare mint-green enamelled bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within double-circles and period

A very rare mint-green enamelled bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within double-circles and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions The spherical body raising to a narrow cylindrical neck, supported on a gently splayed foot ring, applied with a lustrous glaze of soft green tone.  Provenance: Former Dutch private collection, sold Lempertz, Cologne , 19.11.2004, Lot 180 No other bottle vase of this unusual soft pale-green colour appears to have been published. Its colour was probably inspired by a... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A large imperial celadon-glazed incised and relief-decorated bowl. Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and perio

A large imperial celadon-glazed incised and relief-decorated bowl. Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions With deep, rounded sides, the interior incised with a central peony spray below a band of peony meander in the well and a key-fret border at the rim, the exterior relief-decorated with similar meander below a narrow foliate scroll border, all but the rim covered in a slightly blue-green glaze including the base  A similar bowl was sold Christie's Hongkong, 31... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A fine Imperial Clair-de-lune bowl. Underglaze blue six-character seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine Imperial Clair-de-lune bowl. Underglaze blue six-character seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Nagel Auctions With rounded sides moulded on the exterior with raised double band beneath the widely flared rim, covered inside and out and at the base in a very pale blue glaze. Provenance: Possibly Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18.5.1982, Lot 288 (one of a pair), former collection Dr. Hugh Shire (Oxford d. 21.5.1976) see TOCS Vol. 41, p. XXVIII, collector's labe to base Dishes of this type were sometimes made as the tray to a... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A rare massive ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng six-character sealmark in underglaze blue to base and of the period

A rare massive ru-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng six-character sealmark in underglaze blue to base and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions Based on Song dynasty prototypes, of facetted pear shape rising from a tall splayed foot, the gently waisted neck flanked by two cylindrical handles, moulded with horizontal ridges around the body, covered all over with a pale green crackled glaze. Fine carved huanghuali stand. Provenance: Former old English private collection, purchased in Asia in the 1980'ies Song dynasty stonewares,... [Lire la suite]
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