07 mai 2019

A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 100. A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century; 51 cm., 20 in. diam. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the circular dish with wide rim decorated in iron-red, black, green and aubergine enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with the design known as la Dame au Parasol, the reverse with insects in iron-red. Note: Cornelis Pronk was a Dutch draughtsman and porcelain designer. Born in 1691, he became a pupil of Jan van Houten and Arnold... [Lire la suite]

06 juin 2018

A large double gourd blue and white lacquered Arita porcelain vase, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Lot 22. A large double gourd blue and white lacquered Arita porcelain vase, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). H. : 84 cm (33 in.). Estimation: 3 000 € / 4 000 €. Lot sold 3,400 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial. En forme de double gourde, décoré en bleu sous couverte de feuilles, et laqué de trois registres horizontaux, à décor or sur fond noir, en bas, de feuilles ginko au milieu de shishi, pivoines, pins, rochers et cascades, en haut de phénix et emblèmes. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2017

A large Arita dish with the monogram of the VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 87. A large Arita dish with the monogram of the VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], Edo period, late 17th century; 38.5 cm. diam. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000. Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shallow dish decorated in underglaze blue with the central roundel containing the initials of the Dutch East India Company, VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], surrounded by two ho-o birds amongst pomegranate and camellia, the six radiating border... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century)

Lot 42. An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Decorated in underglaze blue in the Kakiemon style with continuous design of buildings among mountains above a band of geometric design, the domed cover similarly decorated with landscape and a geometric band surrounding the finial shaped as a shishi [lion dog] - 34cm. high Note: For similar examples, see Nagatake Takeshi, Yabe Yoshiaki, Imari, vol. 19 of Nihon toji taikei [Compendium of... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 41. An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze blue with three shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemums, peonies and dianthus issuing from rockwork, divided by stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and neck with bands of various patterns and lappets - 33cm. high Note: For similar examples, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, exh. cat., The British Museum, (London,... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Coffee Urn and Cover, Edo period (late 17th - early 18th century)

Lot 40. An Arita Coffee Urn and Cover, Edo period (late 17th - early 18th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Decorated in underglaze blue with ho-o birds perched on rockwork and in flight among chrysanthemums and peonies, the loop handle with scrolling karakusa, the tripod feet with stylised flower and foliage, the cover with a drop-shaped finial with further flowers, with silver patinated metal tap modelled as a mythical beast head and metal chain attaching the cover - 28.5cm. high ... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2016

Pascal Izarn à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Une pendule squelette à deux cadrans signée de Bruel à Paris, en émail bleu et or, bronze doré à deux tons d’or, jaune et rose, marbre blanc, phases de lune, double quantième et secondes au centre, de la fin de l’époque Louis XVI, vers 1790. Hauteur : 46 cm ; Largeur : 27 cm ; Profondeur : 13,8 cm. © Pascal Izarn Une paire d’aiguières en porcelaine dure de Paris, Manufacture de Locré montées en bronze ciselé, doré et marbre blanc d’époque Louis XVI, vers 1785. Hauteur : 41,5 cm ; Largeur : 13,5 cm ; Profondeur : 18... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2015

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Japanese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture of the Georgian period. In 2008... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2015

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700. Estimate £300 - 500 (€420 - 710). Photo: Bonhams. The circular dish, influenced by Chinese transitional wares, with central scene of a farmer and cows crossing a bridge within panelled borders featuring figures and stylised foliage, (cracked and repaired), 55cm diameter Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 8 Jul 2015 11:00 BST - EDINBURGH
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02 juillet 2015

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700. Estimate £500 - 700 (€710 - 990). Photo: Bonhams. The well depicting birds around a lotus pond within an arcaded border featuring flower designs spaced by a fish scale ground, 53cm diameter Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 8 Jul 2015 11:00 BST - EDINBURGH
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