27 février 2015

A rare massive pale blue-glazed relief-decorated vase, 18th century

A rare massive pale blue-glazed relief-decorated vase, 18th century. Estimate $500,000 – $700,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of modified meiping shape with a high-shouldered, tapering body well carved with a large scaly, five-clawed dragon pursuing a large flaming pearl amidst clouds on the upper body above a smaller dragon shown rising from the breaking waves that form a band above the unglazed base, all under a glaze of pale aqua-blue color. 27 ¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

A 'Guan'-type faceted vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A 'Guan'-type faceted vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body flanked by tubular handles on the waisted neck, covered overall in a thick bluish-gray glaze suffused with a pale golden crackle, the splayed base with a small elliptical aperture to either short end, the footrim covered in a brown wash in imitation of the famous Song dynasty Guan ware, Japanese wood box. Height 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm ... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century. Estimate £500 - 800 (€670 - 1,100). Photo Bonhams. Modelled as a lady seated before a caparisoned stag, with two upright handles with twin apertures to its back, the figure clutching a floral bouquet, flanked by a recumbent crane and monkey dressed in a foliate apron, holding aloft a peach, wood cover. 14cm (5.1/2in) wide. (2). Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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17 février 2015

A blanc-de-chine model of Doumu, 18th century

A blanc-de-chine model of Doumu, 18th century. Estimate £500 - 1,000 (€670 - 1,300). Photo Bonhams. The Daoist goddess depicted seated in vajrasana with the primary hands in anjali mudra, the multi arms radiating about the body, holding various attributes, seated upon a raised lotus petal base. 24cm (9.1/2in) high. Note: For a similar figure see P.J. Donnelly, Blanc-de-Chine, Faber & Faber 1969, plate 99B. Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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12 août 2014

Back on five rhinoceros horn cups at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved as a large open leaf issuing from a jagged branch curled around to form the stem and base, and from which two smaller leafy branches emerge laden with ripe peaches and pomegranates which continue into the interior, opposite a large chilong which pulls itself up to the rim of the cup from the far side; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long, wood stand. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $43,750 A rhinoceros horn... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century, yellow silk brocade, 135.8 x 187.4 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2000, 137.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This magnificent Tibetan 'chuba', or 'ji fu' (auspicious cloth), was tailored from 18th century Chinese 'kesi' (or woven tapestry) silk brocade probably woven in the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing. During the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties,... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2014

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century

White monochrome vase with anhui dragon decoration, China, 18th Century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 21cm. Price on request Provenance: Private Collection, UK purchased from Santos London The vase is decorated underglaze with a dragon curling around the body of the vase. Vanderven Oriental Art. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
01 août 2014

Chinese mustard yellow glaze porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Chinese porcelain vase with two applied tubular handles, decorated with a mustard yellow glaze and incised flowers, 18th century, Qing dynasty. No marks.Height: 19 cm, 7 1/2 in. Price on request Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
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01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

  Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase of ancient bronze shape, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 12,5 cm, 5 in. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase with two applied handles, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 15 cm, 6 in. Wood stand. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com


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