08 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Floral' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a central floral roundel encircled by radiating petal lappets each enclosing a leafy floral spray, the rim similarly decorated, painted with floral branches to the exterior, the base with a stylised shou character within a double-circle; 38.4cm., 15 1/8 in. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2013

A fine doucai 'Floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine doucai 'Floral' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow everted sides supported on a straight foot, brightly painted in tones of iron-red, yellow and green enamels within underglaze blue outlines, the interior centred by a shou symbol wreathed in a floral garland of alternating pomegranate and suspended bouquets of florets and chrysanthemum, all divided and enclosed by interlaced strapworks within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2012

An underglaze red 'floral' dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period

An underglaze red 'floral' dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. Photo Sotheby's the low curved sides with an everted rim, painted in copper red with a chrysanthemum bloom and three small buds in the central medallion encircled by a peony scroll with six blooms alternately shown in profile and en face, and a key-fret border on the rim, the exterior painted with petal lappets radiating from the foot, the red of characteristic pyrrhous-red tone, the unglazed base covered with a dressing fired to bright... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

A fine and exremly rare ruby-enamelled famille rose 'floral' dish. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period

A fine and exremly rare  ruby-enamelled famille rose 'floral' dish. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  The dish with shallow rounded sides, superbly enamelled on the interior centre with a stylised floral bloom encircled by ten radiating ruyi-head petals, surrounded by five different types of floral sprays growing smaller flowers and leaves to the sides, all against a graviata ruby-red enamel ground, the reverse side smiliarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]


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