10 août 2013

Two blue and white 'Phoenix' brushwashers, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 43. Two blue and white 'Phoenix' brushwashers, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 68,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted on the interior with a pair of phoenix circling amongst clouds, the lobed rim with a band of cranes flying amidst clouds on the interior and a band of elongated dragons on the exterior, six-character mark in underglaze blue (2).  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2013

Michaan's multimillion dollar Asian sale shatters auction records

An Exceedingly Rare and Important Soapstone Figural Carving, 18th Century, dated by inscription to 1750, Sold for $2,235,000. ALAMEDA, CA.- Michaan’s Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 was a phenomenal success, drawing buyers from around the globe. Grossing over $4,670,000, it commanded the highest sales figure ever seen at the auction house, with floods of Internet, phone and absentee bids. The total was due in large part to another phenomenon in its own right, listed as lot 3080 in the sale. An... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2011

A blue and white 'Phoenix' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white 'Phoenix' box and cover.  Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's of ingot shape, the domed cover painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with two phoenix, one male and one female, amidst meandering composite floral scrolls, all encircled by floral sprays and a classic scroll band, the decoration repeated in the box, inscribed to the base with a six-character Jiajing mark  Quantity: 2  - 20.8cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP. Unsold. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2011

A rare anhua 'Phoenix' bowl. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period

A rare anhua 'Phoenix' bowl. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with steeply rounded sides and everted rim springing from a gently tapering foot, masterfully decorated on the interior with a lingzhi-shaped cloud in the centre, surrounded by two phoenix with outstretched wings and long curling tails rendered in anhua technique, the exterior left plain, covered overall with a smooth creamy white glaze; 21.2 cm., 8 3/8 in. Estimate 2,500,000-3,000,000 HKD - Unsold NOTE: By the Jiajing period the... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2011

Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish, Cup Stand & white anhua 'Phoenix' Bowl, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 43. An outstanding Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period. 45.5 cm., 17 7/8 in. Estimate 25,000,000—35,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 40,980,000 HKD Photo Sotheby's the thick curved foliate walls rising to an everted rim with sixteen corresponding barbed bracket foliations, all supported on a low circular tapered foot, painted on the interior in a light copper red transmuting from strawberry to puce, with a chrysanthemum spray with four large blooms among evenly spaced foliage and... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2011

Underglaze copper-red & Iron-Red porcelains, Qing dynasty, 18th century, Qianlong period & Xianfeng mark and periodUnderglaze co

A rare underglaze copper-red 'phoenix' Meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's the broad round-shouldered body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short neck with everted rolled rim, painted in rich red tones around the exterior with two large phoenix amidst leafy peony sprays, all between a lotus-lappet band at the base and a flower-filled lappet collar and stiff leaf band at the neck; 35.5cm., 14in. - Est. 25,000—35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,250 GBP PROVENANCE: A Private French Collection. NOTE: This... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2009

A large blue and white 'Phoenix' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 183. A large blue and white 'Phoenix' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 29cm, 11 3/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 of baluster form, freely painted around the exterior with four phoenix in flight amidst fire and cloud scrolls, all between a band of breaking waves at the base and a cloud collar at the short waisted neck.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London
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18 avril 2009

The Binh Thuan Double Phoenix Plate. Ming Dynasty Swatow, first decade of the 17th century

The Binh Thuan Double Phoenix Plate. Ming Dynasty Swatow, first decade of the 17th century An underglaze blue and white plate from the wreck of the 'Binh Thuan' Chinese export to Southeast Asia. Diameter: 10 ½” (27cm) The plate painted with two confronting standing phoenixes, flanked by leafy trees and below a large chrysanthemum, surrounded by borders of fishscale decoration and five oval cartouches, each with two sprays of flowers and blossom. The reverse with scattered leaves. An official “Binh Thuan Shipwreck” salvage... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2009

A blue and white 'phoenix' jar. Mark and period of Jiajing

A blue and white 'phoenix' jar. Mark and period of Jiajing of compressed globular form, painted around the sides in soft washes of cobalt-blue with four barbed panels each enclosing a phoenix swooping amongst cloud swirls, separated by further phoenix and clouds, all set between a band of spirals below the rim and a keyfret skirting the low splayed foot, inscribed on the base with the six-character mark. 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection, by repute. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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