29 mai 2012

Taxidermic India Blue Peacock. Pavo cristatus

Taxidermic India Blue Peacock. Pavo cristatus. Photo Bonhams A full body mount of an India Blue male peacock with an incredible and massive train, a particularly beautiful irridescence to the neck and an excellent crest. Originally found in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka they are now bred domestically. Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants known for their iridescent tails which spread out in a distinctive train that comprises over 60 percent of the bird's total body length. The train boasts colorful "eye" markings of... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

Taxidermic White Peacock. Pavo cristatus

Taxidermic White Peacock. Pavo cristatus.  Photo Bonhams An albino peacock is a type of peafowl, distinctive for its pure white color due to total or partial lack of biochromes. Often incorrectly referred to as an "albino peacock", it is nothing of the sort: albinism, would cause lack of pigmentation not just in the feathers, but in the skin and eyes as well. A white peacock is, technically, a genetic variant of the Indian Blue Peafowl.  The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

Two Yixing stoneware moulded and slip-painted teapots and covers. Qing dynasty

Two Yixing stoneware moulded and slip-painted teapots and covers. Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form, the handle naturalistically moulded in the form of gnarled branches of pine stocks and needles, the spout and knop in the form of bamboo shoots and peaches, all painted with red and brown slip, together with a smaller teapot potted in the form of gnarled branches with flowering blossoms. The largest: 16.5cm long. (2). Lot 504. Sold for HK$ 300,000 From the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

A small Yixing 'plum blossom' vase and a 'pine' cup. Mid Qing dynasty

A small Yixing 'plum blossom' vase and a 'pine' cup. Mid Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams The brushpot formed as a section of pine trunk, naturalistically potted and carved in high relief with branches and pine needles, the tree bark and scales vividly depicted, the body of a grey-brown colour, together with a small vase(beige and red spotted), decorated with high relief prunus branches, buds and flowers, the beige body impressed with three seals and spotted with red splashes. The largest: 13cm long. (2).... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover. Qing dynasty, signed She Weng, incised by Nan Weng

An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover. Qing dynasty, signed She Weng, incised by Nan Weng. Photo Bonhams The curved and elongated conical-shaped body rising from a slightly recessed base, flanked by a short spout and an extended 'C'-shaped handle, surmounted by a domed cover and knop, a square seal mark at the lower end of the handle, another circular seal mark at the base, fitted box. 12.7cm high. (3). Lot 605. Sold for HK$ 2.2 million From a distinguished Asian family collection Notes: Mei Tiaoding... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2012

An inscribed white nephrite snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing 1720–1780

An inscribed white nephrite snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing 1720–1780. Photo Bonhams 3.8cm high. Lot 53. Sold for HK$ 350,000 Treasury 1, no. 89 白玉王維詩句鼻煙壺擬御製品,傳宮廷作坊製品,北京,1720~1780An inscribed white nephrite snuff bottleFlawless nephrite; not very well hollowed and with a deeply recessed foot; each side with an oval panel framed by a raised ridge, one carved with a scholar beneath a pine tree in a rocky landscape, the other with an inscription in... [Lire la suite]


29 mai 2012

An inscribed yellow nephrite snuff bottle. Shen Kan mark, possibly Imperial, perhaps palace workshops, Beijing, 1740–1820

An inscribed yellow nephrite snuff bottle. Shen Kan mark, possibly Imperial, perhaps palace workshops, Beijing, 1740–1820. Photo Bonhams 5.1cm high. Lot 19. Sold for HK$ 237,500  Treasury 1, no. 86 黃玉鼻煙壺 沈堪款,擬御製品,或御用作坊作,北京,1740~1820An inscribed yellow nephrite snuff bottleNephrite; very well hollowed, with a recessed foot; carved with mask-and-ring handles, the foot incised in regular script with the name Shen KanShen Kan mark, possibly imperial, perhaps palace workshops, Beijing,... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2012

A white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1740–1799

A white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1740–1799. Photo Bonhams 5.61cm high. Lot 14. Sold for HK$ 225,000 Treasury 1, no. 108 白玉雕梅花鼻煙壺擬御製品,傳宮廷作坊製品,北京,1740~1799A white nephrite 'plum blossom' snuff bottleFlawless nephrite; well hollowed, with a recessed, rounded-rectangular foot; incised on one side with branches of blossoming prunus and on the other with a related poem in clerical script, the two main panels convex and contained... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2012

Vase archaisant en porcelaine émaillée blanc à décor oulé. Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Vase archaisant en porcelaine émaillée blanc à décor oulé. Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Jiaqing (1796-1820). Photo Sotheby's A white-glazed soft-paste porcelain vase with moulded design, China, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)  de forme balustre aplatie sous un long col évasé agrémenté d'anses ajourées figurant des phénix stylisés, la panse délicatement décorée de dragons archaïques kui et chauvessouris dans des entrelacs géométriques, l'épaulement agrémenté de... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2012

Rare vase à six cols en porcelaine bleu blanc, Liukongping. Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Rare vase à six cols en porcelaine bleu blanc, Liukongping. Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Photo Sotheby's A fine and rare blue and white porcelain six-spouted vase, Liukongping, China, Qing Dynasty, four-character Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), red paper inventory label composé d'un vase balustre central entouré de cinq vases plus petits de forme identique, chaque vase s'élargissant en un long col étroit aux bords évasés, le col central surplombant... [Lire la suite]


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