04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 122. A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form, supported on three cabriole legs, brightly decorated against a turquoise ground to the exterior with large lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls, the base with a central quatrefoil floret enclosing a yin yang symbol, all surrounded by right floral sprigs. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2018

A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 302. A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 56cm., 22in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 42,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body resting on a stepped spreading foot, surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the shoulders set with a pair of gilt-bronze phoenix masks suspending loose rings, brightly decorated to the exterior with alternating upright and pendent lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls arranged in horizontal... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 46. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with a composite leafy floral scroll reserved on a dark blue ground. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 45. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with a composite floral scroll between lotus lappet and stiff leaf bands, all reserved on a dark blue ground. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A fine miniature cloisonné enamel 'Taotie' vase, incised Qianlong four character mark and additonal character "xiao" and period

Lot 314. A fine miniature cloisonné enamel 'Taotie' vase, incised Qianlong four character mark and additonal character "xiao" and of the period (1736-1795). H. 11,1 cm. Estimate 8.000/12.000 €. Lot sold 6.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Driven by the Qianlong emperor's call for inspiration to be derived from antiquity, decorative designs on various art objects (including cloisonné enamel) imitated ancient bronze forms and patterns. This is demonstrated in the present vase with brightly enamelled archaic taotie... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, 15th-16th century

Lot 312. A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, 15th-16th century. H. 13,7 cm. Estimate 10.000/15.000 €. Lot sold 19.000 €. Courtesy Nagel the squat globular section decorated with lotus flower-heads on a dark blue ground above a band of brick-red leafy lappets, the tall cylindrical neck with a collar of palmette leaves below floral scrolls divided by two short tubular ears. Few small filled losses to enamel, slightly chipped. Provenance: Former property from an old Berlin private collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2017

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a cockatoo and stand, 18th century

Lot 112. A rare cloisonné enamel model of a cockatoo and stand, 18th century. 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 52,160 - USD 78,240). Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cockatoo is naturalistically modelled with a lively expression, and its wings closed upon its back. The feathers of its body, wings, and tail are detailed with fine wirework. The bird sits on a T-shaped perch supported on a circular base which rests on... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

A rare cloisonné enamel model of a parrot and stand, 18th century

Lot 111. A rare cloisonné enamel model of a parrot and stand, 18th century. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 52,160 - USD 78,240). Price realised GBP 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The parrot is naturalistically modelled with eyes inset with glass beads. The red and turquoise feathers of the body are finely depicted and the wings are infilled with green, blue, and black enamels. The bird is perched on a T-shaped stand decorated with scrolling foliage and... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2017

An extremely rare and large cloisonné enamel 'Dragon' tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1736-1795)

Lot 102. An extremely rare and large cloisonné enamel 'Dragon' tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1736-1795), 57.3 cm, 22 1/2  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of impressive size, the globular body supported on a short circular foot, surmounted by a waisted cylindrical neck with rolled lip, powerfully decorated with bright enamels of various hue within strong gilt-bronze outlines, depicting a ferocious... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2017

Basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620). Cloisonné on copper, 2 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches (6 x 36.2 cm). Bequest of Miss Mary Lewis, 1909; 1909-17 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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