04 mars 2015

A rare pair of slip-decorated white-glazed dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A rare pair of slip-decorated white-glazed dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with gently rounded sides terminating in everted rims, the interior applied with a delicately incised white slip decoration of a flowering prunus bough extending over the rim to the exterior (2) - Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.5 cm Provenance: Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1st April 1982. Notes: The present rare slip-decorated dish is based on a Song dynasty motif of... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2015

A small guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty

A small guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow form, standing on a neatly finished foot, the footrim burnt dark brown in the firing, the whole covered with a thick, vitreous greenish-gray glaze suffused with an irregular network of dark crackle - Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Henry Loew (1877-1943) New York and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art New York, 17 mars 2015, 02:00 PM
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04 mars 2015

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a narrow slightly tapered foot, applied overall with a soft straw-yellow glaze slightly pooling to a deeper tone on one side of the rim and around the foot, the base reserved in white and with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.9 cm Provenance: Bluett & Sons, Ltd., London, 1st... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A small yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period

A small yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a low tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a smooth egg-yolk yellow glaze pooling slightly to a darker tone towards the footring, the slightly convex base left white and with a four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - Diameter 5 in., 12.8 cm Provenance: Bluett & Sons, Ltd, London, 13th July... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior covered with a rich red glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed at the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle - Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm Provenance: Collection of Henry Bar, Shanghai, 1940's. Oriental Fine Arts, Inc. New York,... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A robins-egg-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Daoguang seal mark and period

A robins-egg-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of elongated ovoid form, resting on a slightly splayed foot, molded on the sides with two attenuated beaker-form mock handles, covered overall with a rich, finely speckled turquoise glaze, the base with incised six-character seal mark - Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm Provenance: Acquired by a New York Collector in the early 20th century and thence by descent.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2015

A rare white-glazed 'Anhua' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A rare white-glazed 'Anhua' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the sides delicately incised with two pairs of dragon and phoenix, covered overall with a luminous and fine white glaze, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20.3 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries Inc., New York, 1980s Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A peachbloom-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period

A peachbloom-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. he steeply rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior covered with a rich copper-red glaze characteristically mottled and speckled with flecks of dark green, the interior glazed white and the countersunk base bearing a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A fine and rare white-glazed anhua-decorated stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A fine and rare white-glazed anhua-decorated stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period.  Estimate 30,000 — 0,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides flaring towards the rim, delicately incised on the exterior with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems), each tied with ribbons and supported on a stylized leafy lotus bloom, a band of ruyi-heads surrounding the base above the splayed foot incised with further lotus and a band of florets encircling the raised ridge around the midsection, covered... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A rare guan-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period

A rare guan-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of archaistic hu form, the ovoid body tapering to a waisted flared neck, set to either side with a lion-head-form loop handle at the shoulder, applied overall in a thick pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a bold network of steel gray and pale gold crackles stopping at the unglazed footring dressed in a dark brown wash in imitation of Song dynasty guan ware, a six-character seal... [Lire la suite]