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]
06 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty blue and white @ Bonhams Knightsbridge

A blue and white dish of circular form. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Decorated on the obverse with three scholars seated beneath the moon. The iconography possibly intended as the three Daoist Immortals: Lu Tung-pin with his sword; Chung-li Ch'uan with his fan; and Chang Kuo-lao with his magic vessel.; 22cm (8⅝in) diam.- Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, € 12,000 - 18,000, HK$ 120,000 - 190,000 Provenance: Ex. The Margaret Constance Goldney Collection. A blue and white... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2010

Chinese Transitional blue and white porcelains

A Chinese Transitional blue and white vase. Chongzhen (1628-1643). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Painted with a continuous scene of fern-grown rocks and mountains among swirling clouds, with four characters from the well-known semi-historical novel 'The Water Margin', firing flaw to the rim; 45.1 cm. high - Estimate €8,000 - €10,000 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Royal house of Hannover from the Schloss Marienburg. Notes: The characters depicted are from the Ming dynasty novel Shuihu Zhuan, 'Water... [Lire la suite]


16 mai 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10 London

A pair of blue and white garden seats. Ming dynasty, Wanli period. photo Sotheby's each of bombe rounded form with a lion mask handle applied to each side at the centre of the body, painted with a wide central band of peacocks amongst peony issuing from rockwork, between two bands of raised bosses, above a band of breaking waves at the base and below a band of shaped cloud collar panels of peony, the upper surface with four Buddhistic lions playing animatedly with brocade balls, around a central pierced roundel in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

Verseuse de forme balustre en porcelaine blanche, Chine, époque Chongzhen, vers 1635-1645

Verseuse de forme balustre en porcelaine blanche, Chine, époque Chongzhen, vers 1635-1645 décorée en bleu sous couverte de médaillons aux paysages sur fond de fleurs et rinceaux feuillagé. Le col est décoré de tulipes - H. 34 cm (petite fêlure au verseur) - Expert : Mr Thierry PORTIER - Estimation : 4000/5000€ VENTE AUX ENCHèRES LE SAMEDI 22 MAI à COUTANCES PAR SARL HôTEL DES VENTES DE COUTANCES. Tél. : 02.33.19.01.80 - Fax : 02.33.19.01.81 - Email : eboureau@wanadoo.fr
30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2010

Three Wucai flower form dish, four-character sealmark fu tian xia taiping, Chongzhen, 1628-1644

A wucai flower form dish. Chongzhen, 1628-1644.with petal shape fluted brown wash rim painted with a flowering branch of peony with buds and leaves beside a music stone or axe head with a three-character mark xi chuang ji ``west window mark``, probably a name of a studio, within double lines of underglaze blue and a single thick line in iron red. 8 3/8 inches, 21.3cm diameter. The underside with a four-character sealmark fu tian xia taiping, ``happiness and universal peace``, within a double square and a single ring. Price on... [Lire la suite]


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