31 décembre 2017

A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Transitional period, circa 1640-1660

Lot 3. A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Transitional period, circa 1640-1660; 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate £7,000 – £9,000 ($11,179 – $14,373). Price Realized  £10,000 ($15,970). © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar is decorated to the exterior in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of various mythical beasts beside pine and plantain trees emerging from rocks, all below an incised floral band and a stiff leaf border to the neck.  Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2017

A large blue and white oviform jar, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 1. A large blue and white oviform jar, Transitional period, circa 1640; 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate £6,000 – £10,000 ($9,582 – $15,970). Price Realized  £9,375 ($14,972). © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar is decorated to the exterior in varying shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene from Sanguo Yanyi, ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’, between two bands of incised floral designs. The neck is painted with a band of stiff leaves.  Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 2... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2017

A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 287. A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate £600 - GBP 1,000 Price Realized £1,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is incised around the sides of the interior with a continuous floral scroll design and is covered in a bluish-white glaze which is fired to a dark brown around the rim.  Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington
31 décembre 2017

A wucai 'Buddhist Lion' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 291. A wucai 'Buddhist Lion' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 12,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The censer and cover is modelled in the form of a Buddhist lion standing with upright bushy tail. Its removable single-horned head has bulging eyes and a wide open mouth. The body is decorated with lotus blooms and stylised flower-heads below a band of ruyi and its head is depicted with a... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2017

A blue and white ko-sometsuke jar, 17th century

Lot 290. A blue and white ko-sometsuke jar, 17th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,194 – $4,791). Price Realized  £8,125 ($12,976). © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The cylindrical jar is painted to the exterior with two bands of scrolling lotus branches on a blue ground, surrounding a central band of peony, prunus and lotus blooms reserved on various diaper grounds.  Provenance: Formerly in a private American collection Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2017

A blue and white dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 289. A blue and white dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £600 – £1,000 ($958 – $1,597). Price Realized £1,125 ($1,797). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The dish is decorated with s solitary scholar seated beside a plantain in a fenced garden. Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington
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31 décembre 2017

A pair of enamelled ko-akae dishes, first half of the 17th century

Lot 288. A pair of enamelled ko-akae dishes, first half of the 17th century; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 Each dish is decorated with a moonlit landscape with a hare sitting in front of rocks and looking at a bird in flight. The bases each have an apocryphal Chenghua underglaze blue six-character mark. Exhibited: S. Marchant & Son, London, Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Market, 1989,... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2017

Exhibition in Stuttgart presents the golden grandeur of the Master of Messkirch's work

Meister von Meßkirch, The Adoration of the Magi, detail from the middle panel of the former high altarpice of St. Martin in Messkirch, around 1535/40, coniferous wood, 165.7 x 92.8 cm, Meßkirch, Parish Church, © Archibishop's Ordinariat Freiburg i., Br., Picture Archive, recording Michael Eckmann. STUTTGART.- The mystery of the Messkirch Master's identity has been capturing imaginations for more than a century. Yet even that fascination is outstripped by the captivating quality of his works. It comes as no surprise that the... [Lire la suite]