01 mars 2016

A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1800-1850

Lot 6084. A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1800-1850. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,800). Photo: Bonhams. Of high shouldered flattened form with a deeply waisted neck painted in key-fret pattern, slightly convex lip, the interior unglazed, deftly molded around the side walls with Buddhist lions cavorting with ribbon-tied balls between a formalized cloud collar and a band of upright lappets surrounding an oval foot ring, enclosing the four-character markin seal script;... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

A famille rose enameled and gilt-decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1790-1850

Lot 6008. A famille rose enameled and gilt-decorated porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong mark, 1790-1850. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (4,600 - 6,400). Photo: Bonhams. Of spade form, with a short waisted neck, gilt-painted convex lip, each main side with a conforming gilt-framed panel, worked in enamels of various colors, richly painted with a garden scene depicting a fluffy cat on rocks surrounded with bamboo and seasonal flowers, and with two butterflies hovering nearby; the reverse painted with two magpies perched on a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

National Gallery of Victoria exhibits collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Meissen (manufacturer); Johann Joachim Kretzschmar (modeller), Augustus the Strong Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1714-1725), porcelain (hard-paste), 10.9 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1975. D143-1975 MELBOURNE.- The NGV is presenting its renowned collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture in an exhibition, revealing eighteenth-century baroque life and culture – from commoners and... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Chinese celadon glazed porcelain wall vase, the underside with an apocryphal Qianlong mark

Lot 3045. Chinese celadon glazed porcelain wall vase, the underside with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 10.75"h. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Sold for $77,350. Clars Auction Gallery’s February 21, 2016
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01 mars 2016

Chinese Longquan type ice-crackled brush washer

Lot 3039A. Chinese Longquan type ice-crackled brush washer, 7.75"w. Estimate $800 - $1,200. Sold for $89,250. Clars Auction Gallery’s February 21, 2016
01 mars 2016

Early Ming Dynasty porcelain vessel expected to sell for $600K-$800K in I.M. Chait sale

Lot 149. Blue and white porcelain ice chest, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period, 18 inches wide. Provenance: Wolch Collection, Los Angeles. Est. $600,000-$800,000. All images courtesy of I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- I.M. Chait’s annual end-of-March auction is an event held in highest regard by Chinese art connoisseurs returning home to the Far East after Asia Week New York. Those who visit the United States in pursuit of the finest Chinese antiques with prestigious provenance know they will find... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Gang found guilty in $79 million jade, rhino horn theft plot from museums across Britain

 1769 jade bowl stolen from the Oriental Museum at Durham University.  LONDON (AFP).- Four leaders of a crime gang were convicted Monday of plotting to steal jade and rhino horn artefacts worth £57 million ($79 million, 73 million euros) from museums across Britain to export illegally to China. Ten more men have already been convicted of the same crime, including Chi Cheong Donald Wong -- a London-based intermediary who would find buyers for the stolen items and made frequent trips to Hong Kong. A... [Lire la suite]
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