22 juin 2014

19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen auctions for $126,900

Important antique large Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen, 19th century, consisting of 4 large panels, mounted in a carved wooden frame, each panel is Famille rose, with four mountain scenes occupied with elders. Overall measures 38 1/2" x 46 3/4" (97.8cm x 118.7cm). The top row of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" (24.13cm x 8.89cm). The side rows of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 11 1/2" x 3 1/2" (29.21cm x 8.89cm). The outer large porcelain plaques each... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2014

Fine Kangxi Porcelain and Imperial Jades lead rich offerings at Bonhams San Francisco In June 24 Jun 2014

Two massive blue and white ovoid jars, Kangxi. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€74,000 - 150,000). Photo Bonhams. San Francisco — Two massive blue and white 'soldier' vases, formerly in the collection of Salvador Ugarte of Mexico City, stand out amongst a select group of Chinese Kangxi period porcelains to be offered at Bonhams San Francisco on June 24. The term 'soldier' refers to the famous group of 151 Chinese blue and white porcelains which Augustus the Stone of Saxony received from Friedrich Wilhelm I of Russia... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2014

Pendant set with the Virgin and Child, Italian, Trapani, 18th century

Pendant set with the Virgin and Child, Italian, Trapani, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's coral, mounted in enamelled gold ; 7cm., 2¾in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP Note: This charming pendant is typical of the finely carved coral devotional objects produced in Trapani in Sicily during the 17th and 18th centuries. The present pendant is distinguished by its striking enamelled gold halo formed of flame-like finials. Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art, London | 10 Jul 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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05 juin 2014

A very rare Imperial large lacquer-lined bamboo-weave three-tiered double-gourd box, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A very rare Imperial large lacquer-lined bamboo-weave three-tiered double-gourd box, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The box is composed of three parts, all lined with lacquer and covered in woven bamboo. The bottom part comprises a rectangular box and cover, decorated on four sides with woven-bamboo cartouches. The top of the cover is lacquered brown, incised with four ferocious dragons filled with gilt and red pigment surrounding a circular receptacle containing a compressed circular box which... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2014

A Famille Rose and Grisaille-decorated octagonal waterpot , Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Famille Rose and Grisaille-decorated octagonal waterpot , Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each side is delicately painted en grisaille with a different landscape scene within gilt borders below foliate sprays in famille rose reserved on a yellow ground on the very slightly domed shoulder, with a foliate diaper encircling the shallow waisted neck. The interior and the base are covered in a turquoise enamel. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) wide, stand. Estimate HK$700,000 - HK$900,000 ($90,701... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2014

A ruby-ground Famille-Rose floral bowl, Caixiu Tang Mark, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

A ruby-ground Famille-Rose floral bowl, Caixiu Tang Mark, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides rising form a short straight foot, the exterior decorated in vivid multi-coloured enamels against a ruby-red ground with four lotus blooms born on interlocking meandering foliate stems, alternating with smaller green- and blue-petalled blossoms issuing from ruyi-shaped heads, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a four-character hall mark within double circles; 15.2 cm., 6... [Lire la suite]


25 mai 2014

Two small Canton archaistic vases, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Two small Canton archaistic vases, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's elegantly potted with a rounded square body surmounted by a slender waisted neck, set with two angled archaistic handles supporting mock rings, all raised on a stepped base of conforming section neatly detailed with knife-cut brackets along the sides, lightly applied on the body and neck with a blueish-grey glaze revealing the pale buff-coloured biscuit along the edges; 16.2 cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 HKD Sotheby's. Playthings From The... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2014

A large celadon and russet jade ‘Longevity’ mountain, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large celadon and russet jade ‘Longevity’ mountain, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. the boulder carved in the form of monumental pierced rocks, the front face with Shoulao holding a staff and a peach in his hands, standing between a young acolyte with lingzhi and a deer, all beside a gnarled peach tree with a pair of bats in flight above, the stone of a greyish celadon tone with russet-brown inclusions; 27cm., 10 5/8 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 GBP Provenance: An Italian Private Collection.Sotheby's Milan, 19th... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2014

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A celadon jade boat, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a flat-bottomed boat on a bed of swirling waves, the bow covered with a rounded woven roof and the mast folded backwards, carved with a standing figure at the prow and a scholar seated at the front deck, his arms opening a scroll on a low table and his head looking up, the stone of a pale celadon tone; 16.4cm., 6 ½ in. Estimation 30,000 — 50,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2014

An amber ‘Mythical Beast’ paper weight, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An amber ‘Mythical Beast’ paper weight, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, carved with a recumbent mythical beast atop, detailed with a long mane and a bifurcated tail, its front left paw clutching a foliate spray, the translucent amber of an attractive blood-orange tone, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 8.7cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP Provenance: Mitsui Family Collection (according to label on box).Japanese Private Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art.... [Lire la suite]


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