16 avril 2019

A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 303. A pair of blue and white 'Birthday' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with four roundels enclosing the characters 'wan shou wu jiang', which may be translated as 'ten thousand birthdays without end'. The roundels are reserved on a ground of dense lotus sprays interspersed with the Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2014

A famille rose yellow-ground 'birthday' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period

A famille rose yellow-ground 'birthday' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. The exterior brightly enamelled with four medallions each containing an iron-red seal-script character, alternating with four opening lotus blossoms each entwined above an endless knot and issuing from foliate scrolls, the interior well with five iron-red bats encircling a stylised shou character. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Provenance: James Paterson MacGillvray, thought to have been a gift on... [Lire la suite]