25 juin 2015

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. at Masterpiece London 2015

Chinese porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, Jingdezhen, China, 18th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Kraak dish decorated with Persian ladies, Jingdezhen, China, 17th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.  Chinese blue and white huqqa base, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.    Blue and white Iznik tile, Turkey, First half of the 16th century. Price on request.... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2015

A rare orange glass brush washer imitating realgar, 18th century

A rare orange glass brush washer imitating realgar, 18th century. Sold for US$ 5,000 (€4,462). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular shape tapering inward toward the wide foot and shallow recessed base, the swirling changes in color from pale yellow-orange across the base to dark orange on the interior achieved by the merging of red and yellow glass that formed the matrix. 5 1/8in (13cm) diameter Property from the Collection of William Lillyman. Notes: For a vase of similar striated orange and red color... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2015

A small crackle-glazed tripod censer, 18th century

A small crackle-glazed tripod censer, 18th century. Estimate US$8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. Constructed with a pair of rectangular lug handles on the thick rim extending over a waisted neck and a compressed globular body raised on three short feet, the remains of spur marks on the interior and the flat base visible within the glaze layer of pale creamy-brown hue filled with a dense web of russet-stained craze lines, the glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pads where the gray body is... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2015

An unusual jiaoliao pink and white glass jar, 18th century

An unusual jiaoliao pink and white glass jar, 18th century. Estimate : US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. Of tapering ovoid form resting upon a very subtly raised circular foot ring, short cylindrical neck, its flat lip revealing a layer of opaque milky white encased with semi-transparent white suffused with vibrant rose-pink, the color intensified at shoulder and graduated into a fainter shade towards its foot, the slightly waving surfaces exhibiting numerous watery bubbles. 4 1/2in (11.5cm) high ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2015

A blue and white dragon dish, Chenghua mark, 18th century

A blue and white dragon dish, Chenghua mark, 18th century. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,500).Photo Bonhams. The floor of its curving well centered with a front-facing dragon surrounded by flames and clouds, the cavetto painted with carp and waves and the exterior walls with further wave patterns, the recessed base bearing the six-character mark inscribed in underglaze blue regular script within a double ring and all surfaces except the foot pad covered with a celadon-tinged glaze. 7 3/4in (19.8cm)... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2015

A blue and white deep bowl with sanduo decoration, 18th century

A blue and white deep bowl with sanduo decoration, 18th century. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 8,000 (€4,400 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Painted in a combination of outline, wash and dotting with a lingzhi fungus band below the rim and a peony medallion centering the floor of the well while branches of peach, pomegranate and Buddha's hand citron (the Three Abundances) appear on the exterior walls between a dense leaf and flower head band at the rim and a jeweled lappet band rising from the tall foot, the lustrous glaze covering... [Lire la suite]


27 mai 2015

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A 'Ming-style' blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened circular body boldly decorated on each side in deep cobalt blue with a leafy fruiting branch of peaches, below a band of pendent leaves at the shoulder, with scroll-form curved handles at the cylindrical neck, box. 19cm (7 1/2in) high (2). Notes: The present lot is an example of 18th century wares modelled after blue and white moonflasks from the Yongle period.... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2015

A langyao alms bowl, 18th century

A langyao alms bowl, 18th century. Sold for £5,250 (€7,260). Photo Bonhams. The compressed globular bowl elegantly potted with rounded curving sides, covered all under a subtle dark red glaze, the interior reserved white. 13.5cm (5 3/8in) diam. Provenance: an English private collection, according to the family, probably acquired by the father of the present owners between 1948-1981 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A painted enamel 'dragon' waterpot, 18th century

A painted enamel 'dragon' waterpot, 18th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly painted on the exterior with two three-clawed dragons, one with yellow scales and breathing smoke and the other with green scales and chasing a red pearl, all amidst cloud scrolls and above foaming waves, set with two gilt lion-mask handles. 5.9cm (2 1/4in) wide Provenance: an English private collection and thence by descent Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST... [Lire la suite]
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