02 juin 2020

Impressive Chinese imperial porcelains highlight Freeman's Asian Arts Auction

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On Friday, June 19, Freeman’s will offer over 200 carefully selected lots in its Asian Arts auction. Spanning centuries and countries, the sale is a compelling offering of furniture, porcelains, jades, textiles, sculpture and fine art from across the Far East, including a group of ancient Chinese bronzes from a private Main Line collection and a selection of mark and period Chinese porcelains of the Qing dynasty. CHINESE IMPERIAL PORCELAINSThe sale includes a fine selection of elegant imperial... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2020

A rare blue and white 'dragon' garden seat, Second half 16th century

  Lot 193. A rare blue and white 'dragon' garden seat, Second half 16th century; 35.6cm (14in) high. Estimate £30,000-50,000. Sold for £37,500 (€ 41,966). Photo Bonhams. Of barrel shape applied with a pair of lion-mask handles, vividly painted to each side with a five-clawed winged dragon striding amongst scrolling clouds in pursuit of the flaming pearl above foaming waves and bordered by applied bosses, all beneath a band of ruyi-shaped cartouches containing horses galloping across flaming scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2020

A blue and copper-red celadon-glazed moulded double-gourd vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A blue and copper-red celadon-glazed moulded double-gourd vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 42cm (16 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 122,500 (€ 136,818). Photo Bonhams. Painted and moulded with deer and flying cranes travelling across a riverside landscape, scattered with gnarled pine trees and rocks, the globular neck depicting an isolated tiled pavilion emerged from crushing waves with cranes hovering above.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2020

A blue and white copper-red decorated vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3131. A blue and white copper-red decorated vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated in rich, inky tones of underglaze blue with scenes of scholars and attendants in a mountainous river landscape. The trailing, vaporous clouds, robes of two of the figures, and the leaves of a tree are picked out in copper red that has fired to a greyish... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2020

A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 3114. A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' dishes, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each rounded dish is painted in deep blue with a central medallion of an ascending five-clawed dragon and a descending phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with a dragon and a phoenix amidst... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2020

A large pair of blue and white 'gu' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 374. A large pair of blue and white 'gu' vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 59.7cm., 23 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of archaic bronze form, the central globular section rising from a tall spreading foot to a broad tall flaring neck, painted around the body in rich cobalt-blue tones with large archaistic taotie masks divided at the central and lower section by four high relief vertical flanges. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2020

An underglaze blue and copper-red decorated ‘lion’ bottle vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 88. An underglaze blue and copper-red decorated ‘lion’ bottle vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 15 in. (38.5 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000 (EUR 2,046 - EUR 4,092). Price Realised: HKD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Qianlong six-character mark. Provenance: Acquired in Camperdown. Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art. Online, 21 - 28 April 2020
06 mai 2020

A blue and white and iron-red decorated ‘bat and cloud’ vase, 20th century

Lot 81. A blue and white and iron-red decorated ‘bat and cloud’ vase, 20th century; 13 5⁄8 in. (35.3 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (EUR 3,069 - EUR 5,115). Price Realised: HKD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The base has an apocryphal Xuantong mark in underglaze blue. Christie's. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art. Online, 21 - 28 April 2020
27 avril 2020

A blue and white stemcup, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 159. A blue and white stemcup, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850); 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep flaring sides supported on a tall spreading foot, decorated to the exterior with Tibetan lança characters supported on stylised lotus blooms borne on thin stems issuing curling leaves, the foot with jewelled tassels below stylised floral bands and lotus lappets, the interior similarly decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A blue and white moulded 'Immortals' Bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 709. A blue and white moulded 'Immortals' Bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is moulded with eight lobes, each depicting one of the Eight Immortals, baxian, above a band of foaming waves. The concave interior is decorated with a roundel enclosing a scholar beneath a pine tree. The base has a yong bao chang chun mark in a coin, which may be translated as... [Lire la suite]