31 octobre 2013

A blue and white ‘Three Kingdoms’ jar, circa 1640

A blue and white ‘Three Kingdoms’ jar, circa 1640. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a wide neck, brightly painted to the exterior with a scene fromSanguo Yanyi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) depicting Liu Bei riding on a horse galloping into the river with two armed figures by the shore in a landscape, all below a band of pendent lappets; 17.8cm., 7in. Estimation 6,000 - 8,000 GBP  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 06 nov.... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2013

A pair of blue and white ‘Floral Medallion’ jars and covers, 16th-17th century

Lot 110. A pair of blue and white ‘Floral Medallion’ jars and covers, 16th-17th century; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's teach of square section, the ovoid body rising to a short tapered neck with lipped rim, painted to the exterior with leafy floral medallions framed by foliate corners, all between a ruyi band at the shoulder and lappets at the foot, the neck encircled by a keyfret band, inscribed to the base with a four-character mark... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

A blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Sotheby's the tapering body rising to curved shoulders surmounted by a flaring neck, painted in broad cobalt-blue strokes with large peony and chrysanthemum blooms issuing from rocks in a garden landscape, all above a band of horses galloping on cresting waves, the shoulder encircled by a diaper band with quatrefoil cartouches enclosing peach sprays, the neck with stiff leaves; together with a pair of smaller blue and white meiping decorated with lotus... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2013

A silver-mounted blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, early Kangxi period

A silver-mounted blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, early Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a tall waisted neck gently flaring at the rim, brightly painted with a fan-shaped cartouche enclosing a scholar pointing at the sun and looking back at two attendants in a landscape, the reverse with detached fruiting and flowering branches, all below a floral scroll band, the neck with leafing and flowering lotus below foliate sprays, mounted with a silver rim at the mouth; 37.8cm., 14... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

A silver-mounted blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period

A silver-mounted blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck, set with a loop handle, the body brightly painted with a kneeling attendant offering an official’s hat to a dignitary surrounded by further attendants and soldiers, all between a floral scroll and lappet band, the foot encircled by wavy lappets, the neck and the handle decorated with stylised floral sprays, the neck reduced and mounted with an engraved silver rim; 35.2cm.,... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

A blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 106. A blue and white sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 45cm, 17 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 23,750 GBP . Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior with a lady and a girl overlooking five boys at play contesting an official’s flag in a garden with plantain and jagged rocks, all below an incised floral scroll, the rim encircled by pendent leaves ... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2013

A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the domed cover painted with Meng Guang respectfully offering a tray to her husband Liang Hong with an attendant holding an ewer beside in a fenced garden, inscribed with a poem reading Wuyi shuai tianxing, shuangzhi qi xiumei (His character finds expression in the Five Exclamations, she holds a pair of bowls to the level of her shaped eyebrows), the box decorated with a scholar amongst rockwork and trees, the base with an... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2013

"A QUEST FOR BEAUTY: THE ART OF VAN CLEEF & ARPELS" at Bowers Museum

Zip necklace transformable into a bracelet, 1955. Yellow gold, emeralds, diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels Collection. Photo courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels/ Bowers Museum. Santa Ana, Calif - The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, will host “A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels”, a heritage exhibition from October 27, 2013 through February 15, 2014. Spanning over 100 years of history, the exhibition will allow visitors to view jewelry, watches, and precious accessories, as well as... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2013

A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 104. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640; 37.2cm, 14 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot, painted with a continuous design of figures from Shui Hu Zhuan (Water Margin) in a mountainous landscape, with a thin band of scrolling foliage at the shoulder, below a wide band of stylised tulip to the waisted neck Provenance: Acquired in China in the late 19th century. Thence... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2013

A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 103. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640; 34.7cm, 13 ⅝in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot, painted with a continuous design of figures from Shui Hu Zhuan(Water Margin) in a mountainous landscape, with a thin band of scrolling foliage at the shoulder, below a wide band of stylised tulip to the waisted neck Provenance: Acquired in China in the late 19th century. Thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
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