09 mars 2012

A square bronze mirror with trigrams and directional animal decoration. Tang dynasty

A square bronze mirror with trigrams and directional animal decoration. Tang dynasty. Photo Sotheby's framed with a deep rim, the 'Eight Trigrams' surrounding four celestial emblems representing the four cardinal directions; the dragon of the east, the tiger of the west, the bird of the south and the snake-entwined tortoise of the north, the central knob formed by a large tortoise, the patina silvery with green and blue encrustation. Length 6 3/4 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2012

A bronze mirror with mythical beast decoration. Han Dynasty

A bronze mirror with mythical beast decoration. Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the large central knob within a square surrounded by two dragons, a tiger, and a deer each interspersed with a floret with a raised domed center, encircled by a narrow ridged band and a wide border of zoomorphic scroll, the dark silvery surface with small patches of green encrustation. Diameter 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 6,000-8,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 20... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2012

A Naples (Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea) plate from the Herculaneum Service, 1781-82

A Naples (Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea) plate from the Herculaneum Service, 1781-82. Photo Sotheby's painted either by Giacomo Milano or Antonio Cioffi, with a satyr balanced precariously on a rope strung between flowerhead bosses hung with laure, his cloak streaming behind him as he pours wine from a golden ewer into a basin, the border moulded with a band of scrolling foliage and flowerheads divided by four panels enclosing finely gilt studies of water birds and crustacea, the reverse inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2012

A large Capodimonte dish, circa 1750

A large Capodimonte dish, circa 1750.  Photo Sotheby's of deep moulded silver shape, extravagantly painted with a scene of chinoiserie figures taking tea in the elaborate bell towers and flowered grounds of a waterside pavilion, ships and an island in the distance, the rim with a broad border of similar fantasy, with chinese figures struggling manfully to bend the flowering branch border to their will, blue fleur-delys mark (some cracks and restoration); 44.5cm., 17 1/2in.... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2012

A Capodimonte cup and saucer, circa 1750

A Capodimonte cup and saucer, circa 1750. Photo Sotheby's each piece brightly painted with moths and scattered insects within gilt formal borders, blue fleur-de-lys mark to cup (some restoration). Estimate 3,500-4,500 GBP  PROVENANCE: With Finarte, Milan, 1968  NOTE: For the butterflies and insects decoration the Capodimonte manufactory could problably rely on a collection of printed sources repertories including Joris Hoefnagel's Diversae Insectarium Volatium, published in 1630... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2012

Two Capodimonte cups and saucers, circa 1750

Two Capodimonte cups and saucers, circa 1750. Photo Sotheby's painted by Giovanni Caselli with Chinese figures in gilt robes on grassy terraces with fences, the inner rims with gilt scrollwork. Estimate 12,000-18,000 GBP NOTE: The perfect technique and the high quality of the miniature paintings support the attribution to Giovanni Caselli. For a similar cup with two figures standing before an obelisk see A. Caròla- Perrotti, op. cit., Naples, 1986, N.23, and A. Mottola Molfino, op. cit., pl.... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2012

Pair of blue and white porcelain dishes. Jiaqing Marks and of the Period, Circa 1800

Pair of  blue and white porcelain dishes. Jiaqing Marks and of the Period, Circa 1800 清嘉慶 青花山水人物方盤 一對 © I. M. Chait Gallery Pair of unusual, antique Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes: each of square form and each with riparian landscapes flanked by melons and foliage; Jiaqing Marks and of the Period, Circa 1800; W: 5 1/4" (each) - Estimate $4,000-4,500 I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York City. Mar 21 2012
09 mars 2012

Jiaqing Mark and of the Period blue and white moon flask 清嘉慶 青花山水詩文穿帶扁壺

Jiaqing Mark and of the Period blue and white moon flask 清嘉慶 青花山水詩文穿帶扁壺 © I. M. Chait Gallery Antique Chinese, Jiaqing Mark and of the Period, blue and white porcelain vase; of moon flask form with four loop handles: each side with a panel of riparian landscape, set beside lines of the poem 'Eight Immortal Drinkers' by Du Fu, a renowned Tang Dynasty poet, regarding his friend and colleague Li Bai, another great Chinese poets of the time, Circa 1800; H: 9 1/4"  - Estimate... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2012

Chinese blue and white porcelain washer, probably Kangxi Period, Circa 1700 青花開光缽式爐

Chinese blue and white porcelain washer, probably Kangxi Period, Circa 1700  青花開光缽式爐 © I. M. Chait Gallery Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain washer/bulb bowl; the low squat form with everted rim, the exterior decorated with typical landscape panels; probably Kangxi Period, Circa 1700; D: 9" - Estimate $2,000-2,500 I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York City. Mar 21 2012
09 mars 2012

Chinese blue and white porcelain brushpot. Kangxi Mark and possibly of the Period 青花前赤壁賦筆海

Chinese blue and white porcelain brushpot. Kangxi Mark and possibly of the Period 青花前赤壁賦筆海 © I. M. Chait Gallery Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain brushpot; of slightly waisted cylindrical form: with allover calligraphy of Su Shi's notable poem The Red Cliffs; with underglaze red seal mark (Xihan Chuangu);Kangxi Mark and possibly of the Period; D: 7 3/8"; wood stand - Estimate $3,000-4,000 I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York... [Lire la suite]


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