16 novembre 2008

A Yixing Kendi. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A Yixing Kendi. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period the globular body with tall trumpet neck sprig moulded around the exterior with the 'Three Friends of Winter', set to the shoulder with a dragon head spout. 17.2cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 2,000—3,000 GBP  - Lot sold  6,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Chase Galleries (according to label). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London.  Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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16 novembre 2008

“The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” @ The High Museum of Art

Armored General, Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). Terracotta with pigment, 49 1/2 X 29 X 24 1/2 inches. Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang, Lintong. ⓒ The Trustees of The British Museum with the kind permission of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center. Photo: John Williams and Paul Peckham ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art will present "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army," an exhibition inspired by one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2008

A Longquan celadon stem cup. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon stem cup. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty The sturdily potted cup with well-rounded sides and slightly everted rim, supported on a partly hollowed, spreading stem imitating a section of bamboo, covered overall with an unctuous green glaze except the footrim, burnt brick-red in the firing. 14cm (5½in) high. Sold for £4,560 Footnote: For similar examples of Longquan celadon stem cups, see J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, 2001, p.463, pls.16:2 and 16:3; see also J. Ayers, The... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2008

A celadon-glazed moulded 'dragon' dish. Yuan Dynasty

A celadon-glazed moulded 'dragon' dish. Yuan Dynasty Supported on a short recessed foot, the gently rounded sides moulded with a lotus-petal band and terminating in a broad flange rim, the interior moulded with a moulded scaly dragon in pursuit of the flaming pearl (reinforced glaze cracks).36½cm (14¼in) diam.- Sold for £5,040 Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street. www.bonhams.com
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10 novembre 2008

A large, deep and heavy dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, 14th ct.

A large, deep and heavy dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, 14th ct. with a single peony spray in impressed relief in the centre and the fluted well with radiating lines, the outside is plain and the base and foot are glazed apart from a relatively broad, orange red burnt ring for firing - Good condition - D. 40,7 cm - Estimate 2000 € Provenance: Property from an old German private collection Note: for similar decorated dishes with plain exterior, see Regina Krahl, nos. 196+197 and Ayers, Vergottis collection,... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2008

A large, deep and thickly potted dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, Yuan dynasty

A large, deep and thickly potted dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, Yuan dynasty with a olive green glaze and a dragon moulded in relief in the centre, surrounded by a stylised and incised wave pattern in the well, the exterior carved with a lotus petal band, the recessed base is glazed and the unglazed footring burnt orange in the firing - Good condition - D. 35,9 cm - Estimate 1200 € Provenance: Property from an old German private collection, purchased with Lempertz Cologne, 1982 Notes: Two similar dishes... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2008

A large and heavily potted dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, 14th C., late Yuan/early Ming dynasty, probably Hongwu

A large and heavily potted dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, 14th C., late Yuan/early Ming dynasty, probably Hongwu era (1368-1398) with a thickly applied, warm olive green celadon glaze and an impressed peony spray in high relief in the centre, the remaining surface and exterior of the dish left plain, the foot ring and base glazed apart a broad unglazed firing ring polished after firing and showing the white porcelain body  - Good condition - D. 41 cm -  Estimate 9000 € Provenance: Property from an... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2008

A large dish, China, 1st half of Ming dynasty, 14th/15th ct., Longquan ware, Zhejiang province

A large dish, China, 1st half of Ming dynasty, 14th/15th ct., Longquan ware, Zhejiang province with light green celadon glaze and an overall incised decoration consisting of a camellia spray in the centre surrounded by 4 sections each with one large character reading the auspicious prosperity wish Jin yu man tang ("May gold and jade fill your halls") in the well, the flat rim and outside with a stylised floral scroll, the base and foot glazed apart a large, orange red coloured firing ring - Good condition - D. 35,9 cm... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2008

A heavily potted, sturdy jar (guan), China, Yuan/early Ming period, 14th ct

A heavily potted, sturdy jar (guan), China, Yuan/early Ming period, 14th ct produced at the Longquan kiln site with thick olive-green glaze and a carved decoration with the flowers of the four seasons alternating with four panels, each with one large character reading Meijiu qingxiang ("fragrant and clear, fine wine") defining the purpose and use of this jar, a three-legged wooden stand and reticulated wooden cover had been added later to this jar - Good condition - D. 32,3 cm - Estimate 5000 € Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2008

A very large dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, c. 1400

A very large dish, China, Longquan ware, Zhejiang province, c. 1400 with bluish tinted olive green celadon glaze with incised decoration of a small, potted pine tree with a scroll of peony, pomegranate, chrysanthemum and camellia round the well and a lotus scroll outside, the foot ring and base are glazed apart from a orange coloured ring for firing - Two small restored chips to rim - D. 45,8 cm - Estimate 12000 € Provenance: Property from an old European private collection Note: a practical identical dish with same... [Lire la suite]
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