05 août 2014

A Ru-type compressed pear-shaped long-necked vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A Ru-type compressed pear-shaped long-necked vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Covered overall in a pale greyish-blue finely crackled glaze, the recessed base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark. 16.5cm high. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€78,342) This compressed vase form is derived from a Song Dynasty prototype. A Southern Song Guanyao vase of similar form, but larger size, in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collection, Vol.5, 1981, col. pl.24.... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2014

A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Finely potted with a dish of shallow rounded sides, the interior carved with a large stylised lotus blossom, surrounded by a symmetrical design of curled leafy tendrils and four smaller lotus blooms, raised on a tall spreading foot with further leafy tendrils, covered overall with an attractive even pale sea-green glaze, the side of the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu mark in a line. 17.8cm diam. Estimate HK$ 400,000... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A copper-red-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng

A copper-red-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng. Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with broad shoulders tapering down to a slightly flared base, with a short flared neck, covered in an attractive even deep red glaze. 21.2cm high. Estimate HK$ 380,000 - 450,000 (€37,000 - 43,000). Unsold The rich red glazed derived from copper oxide was first used at Jingdezhen in the fourteenth century as an underglaze pigment, usually mixed with iron oxide to give the rich maroon coloured glaze. By the Qing Dynasty, however, the colourant was composed... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A fine yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Of deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, covered inside and out in a rich and lustrous egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base with an underglaze-blue Imperial kaishu mark within double circles. 12.5 diam. Estimate HK$ 900,000 - 1.2 million (€87,000 - 120,000). Unsold Yellow glaze of such rich and lustrous quality is often regarded as 'Imperial yellow'. 'Imperial yellow' glaze was used as a colour on porcelain vessel from the Ming... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior covered in a pale apple-green crackled glaze. 29.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000 (€39,000 - 48,000). Unsold. The bright apple-green glaze, also known as lülangyao (green langyao) or green-Ge, was one of the many glazes produced by the Jingdezhen kilns under the supervision of Lang Tingji, Governor of Jingdezhen, during the years,... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

A blue-glazed carved 'dragon' bowl, Late Ming Dynasty

A blue-glazed carved 'dragon' bowl, Late Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short cleanly-cut brown-dressed foot, incised on the exterior with a pair of dragons amidst scrolling clouds, covered overall in an attractive deep blue glaze thinning at the gilt mouth rim. 18.5cm diam. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€4,800 - 7,700). Unsold Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.806 A related blue-glazed bowl with incised dragon decoration, dated to the late Ming Dynasty, formerly in the... [Lire la suite]


05 août 2014

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th/16th century. Photo Bonhams The rectangular box decorated with an incised checkered pattern on each side, with a short neck to the top on which the cover rests, the handles formed from moulded Buddhist lion-heads, the cover potted with a rectangular flat top surmounted by a pair of seated Buddhist lions, each detailed with jaws open below the prominent snout and large eyes, with one paw resting on a ribboned ball, all covered with pale sea-green... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A Guan-type archaistic vase, gu, Chenghua six-character mark and of the period

A Guan-type archaistic vase, gu, Chenghua six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams The vase potted with a slightly compressed globular mid-section, rising from a waisted spreading foot to a tall neck and flaring mouth rim, decorated with four ridged columns simulating flanges, covered overall in a pale greenish-blue crackled glaze. 15.9cm high. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€66,289) Glazes on porcelain such as Guanyao, which originated in the Song Dynasty, continued to be made at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in the Ming... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

Blue-Glazed ‘Cong’ Porcelain Vase, China, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795)

Blue-Glazed ‘Cong’ Porcelain Vase, China, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795). Photo courtesy Auctionata Glazed porcelain. Underside with underglaze blue six-character seal mark ‘Daqing Qianlong nianzhi’. Even, deep blue glaze. Height: 30 cm. Excellent condition. Estimation : 16 000 € / 20 000 € Provenance: from a Hungarian private collection. This deep blue glazed porcelain vase was crafted in China in the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795).The vase features an archaic Cong-form.The... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2014

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 21cm. Price on request Provenance: Private Collection, UK purchased from Santos London The vase is decorated underglaze with a dragon curling around the body of the vase. Vanderven Oriental Art. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


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