30 avril 2014

An iron-red-decorated 'Five bats and peaches' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

An iron-red-decorated 'Five bats and peaches' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl has deep rounded sides, raised on a short foot. The exterior is decorated in iron-red with five bats interspersed with peaches, below a band of stylised jewels. 4 ? in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,086 - $13,448) Provenance: Christie's Paris, 7 June 2011, lot 211. Notes: The imagery of five bats symbolises the Five Blessings, including longevity, wealth, health, love of... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2014

A reserve-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

  A reserve-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides, raised on a short foot. The exterior is decorated with peony and lotus blossoms encircled by leafy tendrils, reserved on a coral ground. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($13,448 - $20,172) Provenance: Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1792.Christie's, New York, 4 June 1987, lot 313.The Gerald M. Greenwald Collection, amassed since... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A copper-red 'Phoenix' decorated bowl, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

A copper-red 'Phoenix' decorated bowl, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl has tall rounded sides rising to a flared mouth rim, supported on a short foot. The exterior is decorated with five phoenix roundels rendered in copper-red, with small areas of apple-green. A further phoenix roundel is painted to the interior. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($10,086 - $13,448) Notes: Bowls with copper-red phoenix roundels are based on earlier... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A flambé-glazed square vase, fanghu, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

  A flambé-glazed square vase, fanghu, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The rectangular vase is raised on a short foot and has a pair of lug handles applied to the neck. Each side is moulded with peach-shaped panels. It is covered overall in a rich glaze ranging from dark reddish-purple to pale lavender-blue tones, thinning to a cream colour at the edges. 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($33,620 - $50,430) Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A Ge-type cong-form vase, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850)

A Ge-type cong-form vase, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The square-form vase has a short neck rising to a circular mouth and is raised on a splayed foot ring. The sides are moulded with the Eight Daoist Trigrams, ba gua, The vessel is covered overall in a thick crackled ge-type glaze. 10 ? in. (27.7 cm.) high. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($16,810 - $25,215) Notes: The shape of this vase imitates the form of an archaic jade cong with a circular... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A blue-glazed cong-form vase, Daoguang six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

A blue-glazed cong-form vase, Daoguang six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The square-form vase is sturdily potted, with a pair of elephant-head handles with rings applied to the sides. It is covered overall in an even, rich dark blue glaze. 11 ½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($25,215 - $33,620) Provenance: Sotheby's Paris, 9 June 2011, lot 195. Notes: A Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820) vase with the same form is in the National Palace Museum, Taipei,... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2014

A rare robins-egg glazed baluster vase, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

A rare robins-egg glazed baluster vase, Daoguang incised six-character mark and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bulbous vase is raised on a tall spreading foot, surmounted by a flaring neck, with a pair of chilong handles to either side. The entire vessel is covered in an evenly mottled blue and turquoise glaze. 10 ¼ in. (25.9 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($25,215 - $33,620) Provenance: Private European Collection, amassed in the first half of the 20th century.Christie's London, 10 May... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A famille rose blue-ground medallion bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850)

A famille rose blue-ground medallion bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides, with a short foot rising to a flared rim. The exterior is finely enamelled with four panels enclosing chrysanthemum flowers, interspersed with stylised floral sprays reserved on a sgraffiato pale-blue ground. The interior is painted in cobalt blue to depict a central medallion containing flowering branches of peony and chrysanthemum,... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

A pair of rare famille rose gold-ground 'Butterflies and Flowers' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze-blue a

A pair of rare famille rose gold-ground 'Butterflies and Flowers' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each bowl is delicately potted with deep rounded sides, supported on a short foot. The exterior is elaborately decorated with butterflies and small insects in flight above colourful flowers, all reserved against a shimmering gold ground. 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($25,215 - $33,620) Notes: It is very rare to... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2014

Preview of the Haute Joaillerie at the Biennale des Antiquaires 2014.

Rare stones from Cartier: an array of rare diamonds and precious stones, including a 26.50-carat Colombian emerald and a 29.06-carat sapphire from Kashmir, along with a pigeon’s blood ruby weighing 10.17 carats and a splendid 30.21-carat diamond. Van Cleef & Arpels, Château Enchanté clip. Van Cleef & Arpels, Château Enchanté clip. Wallace Chan, Goddess of Harvest Ring. Wallace Chan, Now and Always Necklace. Boucheron, Trésor de Perse Necklace. Chaumet, Diamond Tiara. An Art Deco Boucheron Bracelet from... [Lire la suite]