26 avril 2015

Chinese & Japanese auctions & exhibition of touring highlights at Christie's London in May

LONDON.- Following the record breaking results of Asian Art Week at Christie’s New York in March (15-21), which saw 10 sales including The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth achieve the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York ($161,142,063/ £99,908,079/€148,250,697), Christie’s announced details of the Chinese and Japanese auctions and exhibition of touring highlights in London in May. At Christie’s headquarters, 8 King Street, there are two auctions on 11 May: a single owner sale of Chinese ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

27 juillet 2013

Imperial Chinese dragon moonflask hidden for a century for sale at Bonhams

A stunningly beautiful flask made for the Qianlong Emperor is estimated to command a price of £500,000 to £800,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - A stunningly beautiful flask made for the Qianlong Emperor and hidden for a century will be sold at Bonhams on 7th November 2013. The turquoise vase with its rampant red Imperial dragon is estimated to command a price of £500,000 to £800,000 because of its rarity, beauty, and its Imperial provenance, says Colin Sheaf, Bonhams Asia Chairman. This flask is one of less than five such... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2012

‘Moon’ flask with birds and flowering branches. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

‘Moon’ flask with birds and flowering branches. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration; Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF  A612 © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 308 mm. Width: 254 mm. Depth: 150 mm. Porcelain flask of baoyueping form with two cloud-shaped handles attached at the sides of the neck. Underglaze blue scene of a song bird on a flowering prunus... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2011

A blue and white Moonflask, Baoyueping. Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-35)

A blue and white Moonflask, Baoyueping. Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-35) . Photo Christie's Image Ltd, 2011 Painted in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the bulbous body decorated with various blooms, including lotus, peony and chrysanthemum, borne on a leafy vine with scrolling tendrils, the shoulders applied with handles decorated with small blooms on leafy sprigs, the cylindrical neck painted to each side with a flower head amongst leafy branches set between two bands of classic... [Lire la suite]