14 avril 2014

An anhua-incised white-glazed 'lotus' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

An anhua-incised white-glazed 'lotus' cup, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Thinly potted with six petal-like lobes each delicately incised with thin lines above a band of moulded and incised lappets above the low foot, 7cm, (2 1/2in) diam.; together with a blue and white lotus seed bowl, lianziwan, Xuande mark but 18th century, 10cm (4in) diam. (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,000) Provenance: from the collection of Sir Archibald D. Brankston (1909-1941), and thence by descent Archibald... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2014

A Ge-type glazed washer, 18th century

A Ge-type glazed washer, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The shallow washer with a flat circular base rising to an inverted rim, the interior and exterior all covered in a soft grey glaze delicately lined with the characteristic dark grey and golden crackles, the base with three tiny evenly-spaced spur marks. 11.1cm (4 3/8in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,800 - 7,200) Provenance: Lieutenant-Colonel W.B.R. Neave-Hill (1912-2000) and thence by descent.(N.H Label). Lieutenant-Colonel Neave-Hill was an honorary secretary of the... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A powder blue and gilt decorated phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A powder blue and gilt decorated phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's. Height 18 in., 46 cmProvenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1998.The present vase is skillfully painted with eight gilt reserves each illustrating a stanza of Du Fu’s famous poem, 'The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup'. Althought the subjects of this Tang dynasty poem were contemporaries, fellow scholars and poets, their elite literati status elevates them to the immortality of the title. The poem describes the rambunctious... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A peach bloom-glazed brushwasher, tangluoxi, Kangxi mark and period

A peach bloom-glazed brushwasher, tangluoxi, Kangxi mark and period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 4 1/2 in., 12.2 cm Provenance: The Ashcroft Collection.Sotheby’s London, 14th November 2000, lot 165. Copper-red glazes, which had not been revisited since the Ming dynasty, were not only successfully fired but technically improved during the Kangxi period. Recent research by Peter Lam and others indicate that the famous ‘peach bloom’ group was produced during the early years of the Kangxi period under the supervision of the very able... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A pair of celadon-glazed wall vases, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A pair of celadon-glazed wall vases, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's each of flattened baluster form with rectangular cross-section, the sides flanked by a pair of elongated handles potted in the form of a chilong, the waisted neck rising to a flared mouthrim, all supported by a short splayed foot, covered overall in an even pale celadon glaze, the flat reverse side pierced with a hole for attachment, the recessed base inscribed with a six-character seal mark, one parallel to the front and the other the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A fine teadust-glazed bottle vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine teadust-glazed bottle vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's well potted with a compressed globular body supported on a slightly flared foot, surmounted by a broad cylindrical neck and a rounded mouthrim, covered overall with an olive-coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot, the recessed base incised with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown glaze, the rounded footing left unglazed and dressed in a brown wash, wood stand; 32.8 cm., 12... [Lire la suite]


05 avril 2014

A small celadon-glazed handled vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A small celadon-glazed handled vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a flared foot to broad angular shoulders, surmounted by a waisted neck surmounted by a 'garlic-bulb' mouth, covered overall in an unctuous celadon glaze of sea-foam green tone, the lower body intricately carved with fifteen pendent cicada lappets enclosing leiwen motifs, all between a chevron band below the shoulders and band of petal lappets above the foot, the shoulders carved with a collar... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A blue-glazed handled vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A blue-glazed handled vase, cong, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's of archaistic cong form, the tall rectangular body rising from a circular foot to a short cylindrical neck with a rounded rim, set on two parallel sides with a pair of elephant-head handles suspending thin fixed rings, covered overall save for the footrim with an unctuous deep cobalt-blue glaze thinning to a paler tone around the handles and along the edges, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 29.3 cm.,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A celadon-glazed jar and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A celadon-glazed jar and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising to a short neck, moulded on each side below the shoulders with a reversed 'C'-shaped mock handle, the cover of a shallow domed form, covered overall with an opaque sea-foam green glaze, the cover of a slightly lighter celadon tone, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark; 18.4 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th November 2011, lot 113. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A robin's egg blue lantern vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A robin's egg blue lantern vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, supported on a slightly splayed foot, covered on the exterior with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze of robin's-egg type suffused overall with finely mottled greyish-purple, the base incised with a four-character seal mark all beneath the glaze, the unglazed foot dressed in a brown wash; 24.2 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD Note: This ‘lantern’ shape is more commonly known... [Lire la suite]


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