08 août 2014

Pot à moutarde, Chine, dynastie Ming, Règne de Chongzhen (1628-1644)

Pot à moutarde, Chine, dynastie Ming, Règne de Chongzhen (1628-1644), porcelaine dure, Fours de Jingdezhen. Hauteur : 0.147 m. Largeur : 0.13 m. Don A.Dubouché, 1873. ADL6254. Limoges, musée Adrien Dubouché. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Limoges, Cité de la céramique) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi

18 avril 2014

A blue and white flaring vase, gu, Chongzhen

A blue and white flaring vase, gu, Chongzhen. Photo Bonhams. Skilfully painted on the flaring neck in bright underglaze blue with a continuous scene of Houyi clasping a bow and watching boys at play with vessels, flowers and a processional banner amidst rockwork and plantain, the central section with floral sprays including lotus and peony above downward lappets on the lower section. 45cm (17 3/4in) high. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Provenance: an English private collection The vase depicts the ancient and mythical... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen. Photo Bonhams. The lower section finely painted with a dignified scholar cradling a staff of office in his robed arms, the figure standing on grass besides a crane, the rocky landscape also with two boys, one carrying books and the other a lantern, the scene separated by cloud scrolls, the waist with a band of foliate lotus scroll beneath sprays of prunus, lotus, orchid and peony. 36.2cm (14 1/4in) high. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Provenance: an English private collection... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen. Photo Bonhams. The rounded body brightly painted in shades of underglaze blue with a fan-shaped cartouche containing a stand of deeply-hollowed Lake Tai rockwork, the reverse with a table with scholars items behind a vase filled with lotus blossom and leaves beside a jardinière and other vessels. 19.5cm (7 3/4in) high. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) The three characters inside the fan read Chang Jiang Xie 昌江寫, and the seal reads Juyi zhuren 居易主人 'Master of Juyi [Studio]'. ... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

A blue and white flaring vase, gu, Chongzhen

A blue and white flaring vase, gu, Chongzhen. Photo Bonhams. The flaring sides vibrantly painted with a lively scene of a lady carrying a baby, the baby and another boy both reaching towards a spider while two other boys play with leafy sprays, all on a terrace with plantain and bamboo and beneath the sun and the four characters Xi zai yan qian. 46cm (18in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,100 - 9,700) Provenance: an English private collection, purchased from Peter Wain, 18th August 1992 Depicted on the vase are children... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2014

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen. Photo Bonhams. Vigorously painted with a high official rasing a hu tablet accompanied by two attendants, one holding a large fan, the other with a Buddhist parasol, all surrounded with ethereal swirling clouds parted in places to reveal the moon and two constellations above ramparts, the reverse decorated with two tall plantain, the shoulder and foot with an incised band, the neck with typical downward-pointing plantain leaves. 44cm (17 5/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000... [Lire la suite]


12 avril 2013

A blue and white Dish. Chongzhen, 1628-1644, for the Japanese market

A blue and white Dish. Chongzhen, 1628-1644, for the Japanese market. Photo courtesy Sworders painted in the centre with a cockerel, hen and two butterflies within a powder-blue border and brown arcaded rim, scrolling fu mark, foot rim chip, 16.5cm.   Estimated Price: £400 - £500 See also Christie's, 'The Peony Pavilion Collection', 12 June 1989, lot 250, for a set of five.  Sworders Fine Art Auctionners. Tue 23rd April 2013. http://www.sworder.co.uk
21 avril 2012

Blue and white charcoal container hiire, four-character mark da ming nian zhi, "Made in the reign of the Great Ming". Chongzhen

Blue and white charcoal container hiire,  four-character mark da ming nian zhi, "Made in the reign of the Great Ming". Chongzhen, 1628-1644. Photo Marchant painted in a continuous scene with a boat, its sail furled, being pulled through choppy waters by three men on the shore edge wearing a harness, the bow and stern continue around the corners of the vessel as do the harnessed men, all above a scroll band on the raised foot and beneath a double line in underglaze blue at the rim. The underside with a... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted in vivid blue with a dignitary and his entourage including four warriors wielding lances, a banner and a canopy, with a horse in the background below the gnarled tree, all before a kneeling farmer and his companion leading two water buffaloes amidst rockwork and the characteristic V-shaped grass, the scene divided by a mountainous landscape amidst cloud scrolls, all framed by incised borders enclosing foliate patterns. 22.6cm (8 7/8in)... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2011

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase. Chongzhen, 1628-1644.

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase. Chongzhen, 1628-1644. Courtesy Marchantof compressed globular form with tall flaring neck and central bulb, painted on the body with a dignitary meeting a lady in a fenced garden, the gentleman with three attendants, one holding a canopy, the other a halbard and a third with an axe, all amongst rockwork, banana plants and “V”-shaped grass, the reverse with a cloud bank beneath cloud scrolls and the moon, the shoulder with a continuous band of flowering asters amongst foliage,... [Lire la suite]


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