06 février 2016

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain) The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts)

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain); The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts). Porcelain with silver mounts. Height 22 cm © Vanderven Oriental Art The shape and decoration of this vessel point to manufacture for the Middle Eastern market, but curiously there are none of these shapes known in Eastern collections. The vessels were mainly imported into Europe, not for use but for display as exotic curiosities. This type of rare object, further embellished with silver mounts in Europe, would... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Blue and white eight tiered pagoda, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), late 18th century-early 19th century

Blue and white eight tiered pagoda, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), late 18th century-early 19th century. Porcelain decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and gold, 90 x 28 cm © Jorge Welsh Works of Art Porcelain models of pagodas, such as the present example, were rare and costly export items for the West. During the 18th century, these towering structures were perhaps the most distinctive symbol of the East, and, for Westerners, became a favourite decorative motif in paintings, engravings and on Chinese export... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2016

Luis Alegria at TEFAF 2016

An Albarello. Porcelain famille verte, China, Kangxi Period, circa 1662-1722. Height 19 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 the cylindrical medicine jar with ribbed base and shoulders below a short waisted neck and wide flaring mouth, enamelled around the body with luxing watching Shouxing presenting a peach to a boy held by Fuxing, and on the reverse with a crane and a deer below five bats.  A blue and white tulip vase, China, Kangxi Period, circa 1700. Height 41.5 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Lidded pot, China, Transition period, c.1620-c.1640

Lidded pot, China, Transition period, c.1620-c.1640, blue and white porcelain, biscuit, h 16.5cm × d 14.5cm. AK-MAK-563. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Pot with lid on foot ring with oven sand remains and twist-radial ridges on the bottom. Decorated in underglaze blue with a river landscape with rocks and boats herein saved four cartouches with two three- dimensional figures in biscuit. The figures contain the remains of paint in green, red and black.... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Horse head, China, 220 - 589

Horse head, China, 220 - 589, terracotta, h 13.6cm × w 5.5cm × d 16.4cm. AK-MAK-62. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. fragment of a complete horse.
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17 janvier 2016

Jianyao Hare's Fur Tea Bowl, Song Dynasty

Lot 9. Jianyao Hare's Fur Tea Bowl, Song Dynasty, ca. 960 to 1270 CE, China, Fujian Province. Estimate $1,200 – $1,500. Photo Artemis Gallery Size: 5" in diameter x 2.75" H (12.7 cm x 7 cm)  Provenance: Ex-Paul and Louise Bernheimer Collection, Cambridge, MA and Laguna Woods, CA, acquired before 1980. A lovely Jian tea bowl of a fine form with wonderful streaks and spots called Hare's Fur decoration in the lustrous black glaze. This particular example boasts gorgeous red-brown iron-rich hues all along the... [Lire la suite]


12 janvier 2016

Pear-shaped bottle vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Pear-shaped bottle vase, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722), blue and white porcelain, h 18.4cm. AK-RBK-16 306-A. Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Drucker-Fraser, Montreux, 1949. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
11 janvier 2016

Plate, China, Song dynasty, c. 1100 - c. 1199

Plate, China, Song dynasty, c. 1100 - c. 1199, Yaozhou ware. D 19cm × h 4.5cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. aozhou ware is characterized by its deeply incised decoration of floral and leaf motifs, with accumulations of green glaze in the grooves. The dense, busy style of decoration on the inside of this bowl became possible only from the 12th century, when potters began to use moulds.
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11 janvier 2016

Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279)

Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Yaozhou ware. H 6.5 cm × d 14.4 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Another view. Photo © Alain R. Truong Yaozhou ware is characterized by its deeply incised decoration of floral and leaf motifs, with accumulations of green glaze in the grooves. The dense, busy style of decoration on the inside of this bowl became possible only from the 12th century, when potters began to use moulds.
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11 janvier 2016

Platter, China, 15th century

Platter, China, 15th century, Longquan ware. D 46cm × h 8.5cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
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