05 août 2014

Louis Vuitton jewellery Acte V collection

Louis Vuitton Acte V Genesis necklace featuring a 87.92ct Australian black opal and Vuitton's signature star-cut diamonds. Louis Vuitton Acte V Genesis earrings featuring Australian black opals, star-cut diamonds and sapphires. Louis Vuitton Acte V Apotheosis cuff featuring black onyx, diamonds and a pear-shaped tsavorite.      Louis Vuitton Acte V Metamorphosis necklace featuring Pandjshir emeralds and diamonds. Vuitton Acte V Metamorphosis earrings featuring diamonds and emeralds. Louis Vuitton Acte... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A Ru-type pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century

A Ru-type pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted, covered overall with an attractive even pale blue glaze. 21.7cm high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€9,600 - 19,000). Unsold Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong, Admiralty, 26 May 2014
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05 août 2014

A blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. The exterior all under a deep violet-blue glaze stopping at the white mouth rim and around the spreading foot, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark. 32cm high. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€29,000 - 39,000). Unsold For examples of blue-glazed vases of this type, compare a similar Qianlong mark and period vase from the Jinguantang collection of T.T. Tsui, sold at Christie's London, 5th November 1997, lot... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A 'sacrificial blue'-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A 'sacrificial blue'-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot to a flared mouth rim, covered inside and out with an attractive deep blue glaze thinning at the mouth and foot rims. 17cm diam. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€24,000 - 34,000). Unsold. 'Sacrificial blue'-glazed ritual vessels were intended for use on the Imperial altar at the Temple of Heaven. By command of the Qianlong Emperor, blue-glazed wares such as the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A Ru-type compressed pear-shaped long-necked vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 148. A Ru-type compressed pear-shaped long-necked vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period; 16.5cm high. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€78,342). Photo Bonhams. Covered overall in a pale greyish-blue finely crackled glaze, the recessed base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark.  This compressed vase form is derived from a Song Dynasty prototype. A Southern Song Guanyao vase of similar form, but larger size, in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Finely potted with a dish of shallow rounded sides, the interior carved with a large stylised lotus blossom, surrounded by a symmetrical design of curled leafy tendrils and four smaller lotus blooms, raised on a tall spreading foot with further leafy tendrils, covered overall with an attractive even pale sea-green glaze, the side of the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu mark in a line. 17.8cm diam. Estimate HK$ 400,000... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2014

A copper-red-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng

A copper-red-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng. Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with broad shoulders tapering down to a slightly flared base, with a short flared neck, covered in an attractive even deep red glaze. 21.2cm high. Estimate HK$ 380,000 - 450,000 (€37,000 - 43,000). Unsold The rich red glazed derived from copper oxide was first used at Jingdezhen in the fourteenth century as an underglaze pigment, usually mixed with iron oxide to give the rich maroon coloured glaze. By the Qing Dynasty, however, the colourant was composed... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Of deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, covered inside and out in a rich and lustrous egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base with an underglaze-blue Imperial kaishu mark within double circles. 12.5 diam. Estimate HK$ 900,000 - 1.2 million (€87,000 - 120,000). Unsold Yellow glaze of such rich and lustrous quality is often regarded as 'Imperial yellow'. 'Imperial yellow' glaze was used as a colour on porcelain vessel from the Ming... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior covered in a pale apple-green crackled glaze. 29.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000 (€39,000 - 48,000). Unsold. The bright apple-green glaze, also known as lülangyao (green langyao) or green-Ge, was one of the many glazes produced by the Jingdezhen kilns under the supervision of Lang Tingji, Governor of Jingdezhen, during the years,... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

  A fine small wucai 'boys and offerings' bowl, Wanli six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, the exterior decorated with two boys holding cash-roundel offerings, one walking in front of a spotted deer and the other in front of an ox, within a landscape with distant mountain peaks behind scrolling clouds, all below a narrow band comprising leafy floral sprays, the interior with a central circular medallion enclosing a stylised... [Lire la suite]