22 juillet 2017

Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue with yellow glaze, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign period and mark (1506-21)

Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue with yellow glaze, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign period and mark (1506-21), Jingdezhen. Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and yellow glaze. Diameter: 29.5 cm. Maxwell Brownjohn Bequest, C.50-1965 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.  Porcelain dish painted in underglaze blue on a yellow ground with a pomegranate flowers branch in the central medallion and sprays of peach, pomegranate, cherry and another unidentified fuit around it. Four... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2017

Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls, China, mid-Tang dynasty, 8th century

Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls, China, mid-Tang dynasty, 8th century. Cast silver with chased and ring-punched decoration. Purchase, Freer Gallery of Art, F1929.16 © 2017 Smithsonian Institution This unique cup is unlike other silver objects in the Freer collection that resemble pieces scientifically excavated in China or housed in museums. The shape of the wide but shallow cavity is not foliated, the decorative floral scroll is continuous around the circumference, and the conical stem of the... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2017

A triple-gourd-shaped teadust-glazed porcelain vase, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 582. A triple-gourd-shaped teadust-glazed porcelain vase, China, 18th-19th century. H. 8,8 cm. Estimate €900/1200. Lot sold €3 600. Courtesy Nagel. Good condition. Property from a North German private collection, assembled prior 2000. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
10 juillet 2017

A celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 577. A celadon-glazed blossom-shaped porcelain plate, China, 18th-19th century. D. 29,5 cm. Estimate €800/1200. Lot sold €800. Courtesy Nagel. Good condition. Property from a North German private collection, assembled prior 2000. Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
10 juillet 2017

A lobed cream-coloured craquelure plate, China, 18th-19th century

Lot 572. A lobed cream-coloured craquelure plate, China, 18th-19th century. D. 20,7 cm. Estimate €400/600. Lot sold €400. Courtesy Nagel. Short hairline crack  Property from a German private collection, to the current owner through inheritance  Nagel. Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 16./17.06.2017
18 juin 2017

A small Longquan celadon dish, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 335. A small Longquan celadon dish, China, Ming dynasty, diameter 17 cm. Estimate CHF 1 000 / 1 500 (€ 930/1 390). Sold for CHF 1 000 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Robust round shell with offset lip and wide foot ring. A central embossed decoration decorates the mirror, which is slightly elevated and thus protrudes in a brighter celadonton, as the glaze thickened at the lower edge of the cavetto. On the outer wall the celadon glaze is slightly cloudy. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2017

A Cizhou russet splashed black glazed bowl, China, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 328 -A Cizhou russet splashed black glazed bowl, China, Song-Jin dynasty, diameter 21 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000/5 000 (€  2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions Wide shell on narrow foot ring, the lip slightly bent inwards. Over black shining black glaze with rusty little dots. Inside, five large rusty spots run from the edge of the center. In the foot ring two drill holes (material removal for TL test). wo drilling holes at foot rim. A Thermoluminescence test... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

Two Jianyao bowls, China, Song dynasty

Lot 327. Two Jianyao bowls, China, Song dynasty, diameter 9.9 cm. (2). Estimate CHF 1 500/2 500 (€ 1 390 / 2 310). Sold for CHF 2 000 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Swiss private collection, purchased in the 1990s. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017   
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17 juin 2017

A yellow damask dragon robe, China, 19th century

Lot 288. A yellow damask dragon robe, China, 19th century. Length 139 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions The knitted decor consists of frontal as well as laterally depicted five-clawed kites in clouds, with shou signs, flamed pearls and Buddhist emblems. The Urozean with the Weltenberg rises above the wavy stripes. The sleeves end in the typical manchu horseshoe shape, the garment is closed with brass buttons on the sides. With light... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2017

A purple brown silk brocade nine dragon robe, China, 19th century

Lot 287. A purple brown silk brocade nine dragon robe, China, 19th century. Length 132 cm.  Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions In the silk of strong purple, nine five-clawed dragons were interwoven in pastel tones and fine gold threads. Between the clouds are Shou medallions, flowers, attributes of learning, Buddhist and Daoist emblems. The moving Urozean rises above colorful Lishui stripes. The dark brown sleeves are provided with fine... [Lire la suite]