15 juillet 2015

A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shendetang marks

A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shendetang marks. Estimate  80,000 — 120,000  HKD.  Lot Sold. 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, finely decorated around the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves reaching for a 'flaming pearl', the base inscribed in iron-red with a four-character hall mark; 11.2 cm., 4 3/8  in. Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2015

A carved pale celadon-glazed brush pot, bitong, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

A carved pale celadon-glazed brush pot, bitong, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The brush pot is delicately carved with rocks, a blossoming prunus tree, bamboo and chrysanthemum. The glaze imitating pale-celadon jade. The base is incised with a mark reading 'Li Yucheng zuo'. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Ho family. Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2015

A carved porcelain brushpot, bitong, by Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

A carved porcelain brushpot, bitong, by Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000 (27,130 - 40,695 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted in the form of a section of bamboo, carved in varying relief with a single horse by a river bank beneath an overhanging willow tree, the base with a square seal in positive seal script reading Chen Guozhi zuo (Made by Chen Guozhi) - 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

A famille rose ‘Baragon Tumed’ cup, Daoguang period (1821-1850), ‘Baragon Tumed’ mark in mongolian script in iron red

A famille rose ‘Baragon Tumed’ cup, Daoguang period (1821-1850), ‘Baragon Tumed’ mark in mongolian script in iron red. Estimate HK$40,000-60,000 (US$5,200-7,700). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is enamelled on the exterior with the Buddhist emblems of the ‘Seven Regal Treasures’, including the Wheel of the Law, elephant, horse, jewel, the Queen, the Minister and the General, within leaf-shaped panels, supported on lotus blossoms above stylised waves and rocks and below... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

A pair of yellow-glazed bottle vases, China, Qing dynasty, Shendetang Zhi four-character marks in iron-red, Daoguang period

A pair of yellow-glazed bottle vases, China, Qing dynasty, Shendetang Zhi four-character marks in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase covered in a deep mustard-yellow glaze ending at the white rim; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1977. Notes: Shendetang is a hall mark reserved for a range of fine porcelains made for the Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue, a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2015

An enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Daoguang period

An enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Daoguang period. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the ovoid form bottle finely painted on either side with a katydid, the enamels in green and purple with iron red and black penciled details. 2 3/8in (6cm) high Provenance: Dennis Crow Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, September-November 1997 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00 EDT- NEW YORK


27 mai 2014

A yellow-glazed carved biscuit 'Landscape' panel by Chen Guozhi, Daoguang period, dated in accordance with 1829

A yellow-glazed carved biscuit 'Landscape' panel by Chen Guozhi, Daoguang period, dated in accordance with 1829. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, well carved in relief with a scene of a figure in a flat-bottomed boat being poled towards a humpback bridge beneath a tall overhanging pine tree, with jagged mountains in the distance, and an inscription above giving the title and the date Daoguang jichou nian chun yue shang wan, 'the first week of Spring of the jichou year (1829) of Daoguang', and the signature Chen Guozhi... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2014

A rock crystal ‘Scholar’ vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

A rock crystal ‘Scholar’ vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Photo Sotheby's naturalistically carved in the form of a hollowed bamboo stem, the exterior decorated with a scholar reclining beneath a gnarled prunus tree and bamboo below a flying geese, the base with a square seal reading Xingyouheng Tang (Hall of Constancy), the transparent crystal streaked with milky-white inclusions; 8.7cm., 3 ¼ in. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2014

A Yixing gilt-pinted teapot, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

A Yixing gilt-pinted teapot, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Photo courtesy California Asian Art Auction Gallery. Of globular form, the teapot's body gilt painted with mountains on one side, Chinese characters on the other side, and floral patterns on top of the lid, the handle shaped similar to upside-down ear, the spout short but sturdy, the finial shaped similar to bridge. Bottom bears four character "QIANLONG" mark, but the teapot was probably made during Qing Daoguang period. Dimensions: W: 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm) H:... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2013

A rare iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Three Abundances' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

A rare iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Three Abundances' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Photo: Sotheby's.  of ovoid form, the sides painted with the 'Three Abundances' on a dish supported on the stigma of a large stylized lotus blossom, alternating with a bat suspending an endless knot, all surrounded by scrolling foliage and smaller lotus blossoms, between key-fret and ruyi bands around the shoulder and upright lappets encircling the foot, all below the straight neck painted with a band of... [Lire la suite]