14 mars 2015

A large white-glazed porcelain dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

A large white-glazed porcelain dish, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is well potted with rounded sides rising from the circular foot to a slightly lipped rim, and is covered inside and out with a thick white glaze. The base is unglazed. 15 7/8 in. (40.5 cm) diam. Provenance: Hal B. Wallis (1898-1986) Collection. Notes: Compare the similar dish of slightly smaller size (15 1/8 in.) illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A rare ge-type mallow-form dish, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century

A rare ge-type mallow-form dish, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish has gently out-curved sides and subtle ribs on the interior that rise to each notch in the hexalobed, metal band-mounted rim, and is covered overall with a warm, grey glaze suffused with a dense network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with light brown crackle ('golden thread') that falls in a neat line above the neatly cut foot which is covered with a black... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A Jizhou cut-glaze and resist-decorated paper-cut pear-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

A Jizhou cut-glaze and resist-decorated paper-cut pear-shaped vase, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body is decorated on two sides with blossoming plum branches, the stems cut through the brown glaze and the flowers executed in resist technique with details painted in brown slip and covered with a clear glaze, all against a dark brown glaze that continues over the lipped rim into the interior of the neck. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high, box ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A Jizhou resist-decorated paper-cut conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Jizhou resist-decorated paper-cut conical bowl, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has widely flaring sides and is decorated on the interior in resist technique with a pattern of fifteen plum blossoms arranged in two tiers above one in the center, and reserved in the dark brown glaze against a finely variegated buff matte ground. The exterior is covered with a dark brown glaze ending atop a dark reddish-brown slip that also partially covers the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare glazed pottery figure of a foreign tribute bearer, Tang dynasty, 8th century

A rare glazed pottery figure of a foreign tribute bearer, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The well-modeled figure is shown standing on an unglazed rectangular base with his right hand holding a covered box with bud-shaped finial, the left hand concealed within his sleeve pointing at the box. He is dressed in a long amber coat with green lapels that is secured by a belt hung with a pouch on his right hip, and a tall, unglazed hat molded in front and back with scroll... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A rare blue and white, 'flower scroll' zhadou, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

A rare blue and white, 'flower scroll' zhadou, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is delicately painted in underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' on the bulbous body with a narrow band of composite flower scroll between borders of ruyi heads and key fret above and petal lappets below, and on the flared neck with further composite flower scroll below a pendent trefoil... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

Globeflowers, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé

Globeflowers, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé (Russian , 19th century). Gold, enamel, nephrite, rock crystal; 5 x 4 x 3 in. (12.70 x 10.16 x 7.62 cm). Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 47.20.233. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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14 mars 2015

English Hawthorn, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé

English Hawthorn, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé (Russian , 19th century). Nephrite, agate, gold; 5.5 (height) in. (13.97 (height) cm). Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 47.20.228.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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14 mars 2015

Lilies of the Valley, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé

Lilies of the Valley, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé (Russian , 19th century). Nephrite, gold, pearls, diamonds, bloodstone, 7.5 x 5.75 x 4 in. (19.05 x 14.61 x 10.16 cm). Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 47.20.237. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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14 mars 2015

Pansy, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé

Pansy, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé (Russian , 19th century). Agate, nephrite, rock crystal, sapphires, diamonds, enamel; 3.875 x 2 x 1.5 in. (9.84 x. 5.08 x 3.81 cm). Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt, 47.20.236. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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