19 novembre 2022

A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Dutchmen' whistles, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 90. A pair of blanc-de-chine 'Dutchmen' whistles, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7cm (2 6/8in) high. (2). Sold for €1,083.75 (Estimate € 200-300). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Each modelled as a Dutchman wearing a tricorn hat, cravat and buttoned jacket, with his left foot resting on a dog, both on a hollow hexagonal base with incised cartouches containing animals and plants. Provenance: Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: A related blanc-de-Chine whistle with figure of a European and animal... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2022

A blanc-de-chine Guanyin and child, 18th century

Lot 89. A blanc-de-chine Guanyin and child, 18th century; 30.8cm (12 1/8in) high. Sold for €2,805 (Estimate € 800-1,200). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The Goddess of Mercy finely modelled seated on pierced rockwork with the right leg crossed and resting on her left lap and the bare left foot protruding under the long flowing robes open at the chest to reveal a floral necklace over the undergarments, the hooded eyes downcast in a serene expression beneath highly-arched brown and incised hair gathered in high chignon,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2022

A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century

Lot 88. A blanc-de-chine incense burner, gui, 17th century; 13.5cm (5 3/8in) wide. Sold for €7,650 (Estimate € 1,500-2,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The vessel raised on a short cylindrical foot with everted rim, the bombe form body flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles beneath the gently flaring neck. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981)Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: Compare with a similar blanc-de-Chine incense burner, Qing dynasty, in the Palace Museum, Beijing,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

Blanc-de-Chine sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 574. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty; 26.3cm (10 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 6,375 (€ 7,409). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Seated in meditation, his legs crossed in padmasana, the hands resting in his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders and tied at the waist, the head lowered with serene expression, the hair fashioned in a mass of tight curls, set on a stylised double-lotus-lappet base. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, LondonA Swiss... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2019

A Blanc-de-Chine ribbed cylindrical tripod censer, 17th century

Lot 93. A Blanc-de-Chine ribbed cylindrical tripod censer, 17th century; 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200. Price realised GBP 1,076. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Thrown with three thin horizontal bands, the central register incised with key-pattern alternating with shallow carved archaistic animal designs, raised on three ruyi legs, the exterior all under a translucent glaze of pale ivory tone.  Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no.... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions & A blanc-de-chine Guanyin, 17th century

Lot 5. A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions, 17th century; 11 7/16 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,736. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Each modelled as a lion with a fierce expression exposing its teeth seated on its haunch on top of a rectangular pedestal, one with a brocade ball under its right foreleg, the other with a ball and its young, the pedestals applied with blossoming prunus and peony branches, covered in a white glaze of ivory tone, minor... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2019

Back on Blanc-de-Chine & Dehua, 17th-18th century sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 665. A Blanc-de-Chine shallow circular brush washer or narcissus bowl, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. With shallow sides, the lower rim cut with three arched notches, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory color, the flat base unglazed, two wood stands, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s. Lot 666. A Dehua censer, 17th-18th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A Dehua Blanc-de-Chine seated figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century 

Lot 3071. A Dehua Blanc-de-Chine seated figure of Budai, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price Realized HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The plump, jolly deity modelled in a casual pose, holding a fly whisk in one hand while leaning against his cloth bag, wood stand, box. Provenance: Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 1996, lot 717 Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Pair of Blanc-de-Chine Moulded Cups and a Blanc-de-Chine Sleeve Vase, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century

Lot 54. A Pair of Blanc-de-Chine Moulded Cups and a Blanc-de-Chine Sleeve Vase, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century; 10.1 and 16.5 cm., 4 and 6 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,750 HKD (5,643 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the cups with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow footring to an everted rim, finely moulded on the exterior with an archaistic band of stylised leiwen, between a border of key-fret at the rim and stiff lapets encircling the base, covered overall with an... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 625. A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 12 and 7.7 cm., 4 3/4  and 3 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD (9,674 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the blanc-de-Chine censer with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, set with a pair of loop handles issuing each from the head of a mythical beast, decorated around the body with a broad band enclosing keyfret and mythical animal masks, all within two thin raised fillets;... [Lire la suite]