17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine brushpot, bitong, Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 3/16 inches, 13.1 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. stoutly potted with gently everted sides, incised on the body with a nineteen-character poem and a four-character signature, covered overall in a rich and even cream glaze. Provenance : From an old Hong Kong family collection. Note: The poem reads, ‘He ye wu yue? He chu wu zhu bai? … Dan shao xian ren ru wu liang ren er’ And the potter’s mark is ‘Dinghe shan ren’. This translates... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze. Provenance : From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years Note: A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 4 ¾ inches, 12 cm diameter. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. of archaic bronze lian form on three ruyi-head bracket feet, impressed with a central band of archaic animals on a liwen ground between horizontal ribs, covered in a white glaze. Provenance : From an English private collection, purchased from Marchant circa 1975. Note: A similar example was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 75a, p. 113; another was included... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2022

Around the World in Blue and White: Selections from the William C. Weese Collection of Chinese Ceramics at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICH.- The technology and taste for blue and white porcelain originated in China in the fourteenth century, and quickly set off a worldwide craze that lasted five hundred years. Installed across four different galleries at UMMA, this exhibition explores that history and tracks the influence of blue and white ceramics across the globe. First commissioned by Muslim merchants living in China, blue and white porcelain found its way to Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, the eastern coast of the African... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'rabbit' bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 306. A blue and white 'rabbit' bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of globular form surmounted by a tall curved neck, supported on a short foot, finely painted in underglaze-blue with a rabbit and a pheasant in flight, amidst rocks and floral foliages, with further decorative prunus blossoms and bamboo foliages. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 2nd November 1993, lot 11 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'river landscape' sleeve vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640

Lot 302. A blue and white 'river landscape' sleeve vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640. Height 48 cm, 18¾ in. Lot sold: 35,280 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior with a continuous river landscape scene of mountains and pavilions. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021

04 octobre 2021

A blue and white 'figural' jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 242. A blue and white 'figural' jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 11¾ in., 29.8 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 40,320 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of baluster form rising from a slightly splayed foot to rounded shoulders and a short, subtly waisted neck, painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an official strolling alongside a river bank gazing at a fisherman at work, accompanied by four attendants and a grazing horse, set... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2021

A blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 855. A large blue and white ovoid jar, Chongzhen period, circa 1640; 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's 2021 The jar is decorated in bright cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting the 'Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove', below the neck decorated with pendent leaves. Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York (by repute). Note: The decoration on this striking jar depicts The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. This group of... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2021

A blue and white reticulated 'flower' bowl, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 357. A blue and white reticulated 'flower' bowl, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Diamètre: 9 cm. (3 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,500. Price Realised EUR 1,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021
26 juillet 2021

Two blue and white reticulated bowls, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 356. Two blue and white reticulated bowls, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Largeur: circa 11,5 cm. (4 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price Realised EUR 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 13 December 2012, lot 518. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021