31 mars 2014

A white bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A white bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall with an even transparent glaze tinged with a subtle light blue tone, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong | 08 Apr 2014 -www.sothebys.com
31 mars 2014

A celadon-glazed and gilt-embellished mallow-shaped washer, Mark and period of Kangxi

A celadon-glazed and gilt-embellished mallow-shaped washer, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted to resemble a ten-lobed mallow blossom, the sides rising from a lobed base to a correponding rim, covered overall in an even celadon glaze thinning on the interior ridges of the lobes, the cavetto decorated in gilt with a pagoda and a pavilion set amidst a mountainous landscape, the exterior with a lotus scroll, the rim bordered with gilt, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark in... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

A fine and rare carved celadon waterpot, Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine and rare carved celadon waterpot, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted in a horse-hoof shape, with steep sides rising up to an incurved mouth with a lipless rim, the exterior meticulously carved under the very pale green glaze to depict freely floating cloud swirls of ruyi form, covered overall in a lustrous celadon glaze, save for the recessed white-glazed base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in two horizontal lines; 7.3 cm., 2 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000 HKD Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A fine copper-red meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine copper-red meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's the waisted lower body rising up to high shoulders and a short waisted neck below an everted rim, covered overall with an even copper-red glaze of burnt umber tone, the glaze neatly controlled under the mouthrim and above the white recessed base, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue; 31.1 cm., 12 1/4 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD Note: Qianlong meiping decorated in copper-red are uncommon, although a small... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A large flambé-glazed bottle vase, changjingping, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

A large flambé-glazed bottle vase, changjingping, Qing dynasty, late 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a slightly tapered tubular neck, covered on the exterior with a brilliant crushed-strawberry glaze draining to white from the rim and suffused throughout with a network of fine crackles, the glaze transmuting to a purple-tinged glaze around the neck with subtle spots and darker streaks around the body, the base left unglazed; 66 cm., 26 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A flambé-glazed vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A flambé-glazed vase, Incised seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo:Sotheby's the compressed globular body supported on a slightly flared foot, surmounted by a waisted neck and an everted rim, the neck flanked by a pair of angular strap handles with ruyi-head terminals below a horizontal raised rib collaring the neck, three further ribs encircling the upper and lower bodies respectively, applied overall with a raspberry glaze with unctuous purplish-blue splashes and spots, the underside dressed in a thin coffee-coloured... [Lire la suite]


31 mars 2014

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, Mark and period of Kangxi

A peachbloom-glazed beehive waterpot, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo:Sotheby's finely potted, of classic domed 'taibo zun' form, the rounded sides contracting to a narrow waisted neck below a short lipped mouthrim, subtly incised around the exterior with three medallions, each formed of the curled bodies of archaistic kui dragons, all beneath a grey-tinged crimson-red glaze characteristically suffused with shades of lighter pink and greenish-beige spots imitating the skin of a ripening peach, the greenish-beige spots... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2014

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted of double-gourd form with a compressed globular bulb surmounted by an upper bulb sweeping up to a tapered mouthrim, the body incised with a fine anhua decoration and covered in a transparent glaze, the lower body incised with a band of wide petal lappets encircling the foot, below a band of floral scroll issuing leafy tendrils and various blossoming flowers including lotus, all below a 'classic' scroll band under the waist, the upper... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd form, the body molded in high relief with a leafy stalk running from the mouth to the foot, with overlapping five petal flowers and a tied patterned cloth at the waist, the porcelain with a clear glaze suffused with a crackle. 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Sold for US$ 2,000 (€1,437) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
20 mars 2014

An unusual inscribed porcelain snuff bottle, Zhou Honglai, Late Qing Dynasty

An unusual inscribed porcelain snuff bottle, Zhou Honglai, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened ovoid form with a straight neck and rounded lip and with an unglazed oval foot rim, one face engraved with a figures in a boat beneath a moonlit sky, with a dedicatory inscription to Lianshu, signed Zhou Yanbin, with an engraved seal reading Zhou, reversed by the complete text of Su Shi's (1037-1101) First Prose Poem on the Red Cliff, 1082, and signed Yanbin ke (Yanbin engraved) followed by an engraved seal. 2 1/2in... [Lire la suite]


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