09 juillet 2010

Chinese famille verte porcelains @ Christie's, The Althorp Attic Sale

A Chinese famille verte sleeve vase. Late 19th-early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Enamelled with rectangular panels enclosing a pheasant and peony on one side and birds and a dragonfly with bamboo and gourds on the other, reserved on a brick-red ground with dragons and scrolling foliage, the neck with stiff leaves, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high - Estimate £500 - £800 Price Realized £3,000 Notes: Photographed in the Ante Room at Spencer House, circa 1926, as one of a pair of sleeve vases, prior to being moved... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2010

Qing dynasty sprinklers & a Kangxi export ware turquoise glazed vase with later metal mounts, China

A pair of Qing dynasty sprinklers with later metal mounts, China, 19th/20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. Of rounded form and of royal blue colour, the metal mounts to foot, and rising from the upper shoulder to stoppered lid - 10 3/4in (27.4cm) high (2). Est. £1,200 - £1,500. Price Realized £3,000 A group of Qing dynasty sprinklers with later metal mounts, China, 19th/20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. Of rounded forms, with mounts to foot and neck - tallest 10 1/2in (26.6cm) (5). Est.... [Lire la suite]