21 janvier 2017

Chinese iron red ewer made for the Indian market, Jingdezhen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), circa 1710

Chinese iron red ewer made for the Indian market, Jingdezhen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), circa 1710, 26.7cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The ewer moulded and painted in iron red and gilt with a central tear-shape decorated with a lotus flower surrounded by cloud bands reserved on a red ground and flanked by sprigs of flowers. The neck is moulded with radiating petals and painted with stiff leaves. This type of ewer was made for the export market. The shape... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2017

Zhangzhou ‘Swatow’ Dish, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 1600-1630

Zhangzhou ‘Swatow’ Dish, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 1600-1630. D: 39.5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: private collection, the Netherlands ( 2013) Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.  
14 janvier 2017

Circular Covered Box with Floral and Lingzhi Mushroom Scrolls, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 16th century

Circular Covered Box with Floral and Lingzhi Mushroom Scrolls, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 16th century. Fahua-type ware; porcelain with underglaze incised decoration. H. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); diam. 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.). Bequest of Grace Brown Palmer, 1967.111a-b. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago.
14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 230. An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3538. An unusual wucai beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and shades of iron-red, green and aubergine glazes with a scene of a peacock perched on a rock beneath a prunus tree next to a flowering peony branch as another peacock flies above amidst smaller birds. 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high  Provenance: J. Reuben Antiques, London, 1987.Collection of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660

  Lot 3542. A large wucai brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1650-1660. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price Realized $185,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The cylindrical brush pot is decorated on the exterior with a pheasant perched on a large blue rock, with large flowering tree peony branches and crab apple blossoms appearing from behind further rocks. On the other side two yellow-breasted birds with green wings flutter above a blue rock surrounded by bamboo and pine branches. The flat... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 3541. A large wucai jar and cover, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $68,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed. 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high  Provenance: Frank Caro & Co.,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660

Lot 3545. A wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1645-1660. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is decorated on the exterior in underglaze blue and iron-red and yellow, green and aubergine glazes with four oblong cartouches each containing a spray of either chrysanthemum, peony, magnolia or crab apple, all beneath the waisted neck with fruiting branches bearing vibrant peaches and pomegranates. The flat base is unglazed. 15 in.... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2017

A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3591. A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price Realized $131,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with wide, flat, everted rim, is decorated with a scene of King Ding Xing on horseback approaching a Buddhist monk and a Daoist priest on the left, and accompanied by ladies on horseback and attendants. The channeled foot encloses a double circle on the base. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650

Lot 3549. A wucai gu-form vase, Shunzhi period, circa 1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $106,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The tall slender vase, of cylindrical form flaring toward the mouth, is brightly enameled and decorated on the upper register with a scene set against an iron-red diaper ground, depicting a fierce tiger standing in a blue-wash pool, and a sinuous dragon emerging from clouds above in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The scene is set above a band of flowers and... [Lire la suite]