06 décembre 2018

A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handled 'moon' flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark and period

Lot 70. A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handled 'moon' flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark in underglaze blue, and of the period (1736-1795). H. 35,4 cm. Estimate 300,000-500,000 €. Lot sold 550,000 €. © Nagel Auktionen the moonflask is supported on an obliquely-cut broad foot-rim, enclosing a countersunk oval base with a cylindrical neck everted at the rounded lip, flanked by iron-red and gilt confronted archaistic dragons, each with a lingzhi fungus gripped... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2018

An outstanding and rare blue and white 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 122. An outstanding and rare blue and white 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 31.5 cm, 12 1/2  in. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD (891,800 - 1,146,600 USD). Lot Sold 12,720,000 HKD (1,622,563 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, the flattened spherical body rising to a waisted neck and a small bulb-shaped mouth, set with two elegantly arched strap handles ending in a leaf-shaped... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2017

An archaic copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC) 

Lot 4136. An archaic copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC), 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The flattened, oval body is raised on a low rectangular foot, and is decorated with bordered panels of tight abstract scroll pattern arranged in five registers and separated by bands of copper inlay. Each narrow side is applied on the shoulder with... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 163. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). H. 29.5 cm. Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 € © AAG The flattened oval vessel with relief panels, the sides with two ring handles.  Provenance: - Paul Rutten Asiatic & Tribal Art, Amsterdam (1995)- Private collection, The Netherlands  Art d'Asie chez AAG (Arts & Antiques Group), Amsterdam, le 03 Juillet 2017 à 14h00
06 mai 2017

The Skinner Moonflasks.

    Lot 120. The Skinner Moonflasks. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial blue and white 'Bajixiang' moonflasks, bianhu, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 20,000,000 - 30,000,000 (€2,300,000 - 3,500,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each of flattened globular form rising from a short spreading foot to a cylindrical neck flanked by S-shaped moulded foliate handles, the body boldly painted on each main side in vivid shades of cobalt blue... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3609. An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. well modelled with a flattened spherical body with two domed side supported on an oval footring, surmounted by a waisted neck and small bulb-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of elegantly arched strap handles extending from the upper neck to the narrow sides with lobed... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2017

Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Stand 822

Archaic vessel, Gu, Shang dynasty, 1600-­-1050 BC, Anyang culture, 1300-­1050 BC, 12th-11th century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation. Height 31 cm. Pictogram inside the foot, X-ray © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Archaic vessel, Bianhu, Han Dynasty, 206 BC - AD 220. Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation. Height 36 cm © Gisèle Croës s.a. Arts d'Extrême Orient. Wrestling earthenware figures, Tang dynasty, 618-907. Beige earthenware, black and orange pigments. Height... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2017

Moon Flask (Bianhu) with Lotus Scroll, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–1795)

Moon Flask (Bianhu) with Lotus Scroll and Central Floret,Ruyi Mushrooms (base) and Plantain Leaves, . Porcelain painted in underglaze blue. 49.1 x 36.5 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson, 1900.1353. The Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
30 décembre 2016

The Top 20 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 by Sotheby's

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Sold 110,520,000 HKD (14,248,238 USD) at Sotheby's The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, lot 17. Photo Sotheby's. Cf. A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

A doucai 'bajixiang' vase, bianhu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 144. A doucai 'bajixiang' vase, bianhu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,773 - USD 10,362). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated on one side with a pink lotus bloom surrounded by four of the Bajixiang, 'Eight Buddhist Emblems'; the other side with an iron-red lotus encircled by the other four Bajixiang. The shoulders are applied with a pair of butterfly-form handles. The base is covered with a clear glaze; 7 1/2 in.... [Lire la suite]