16 mars 2016

A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 325, A coral-ground reverse-decorated 'Shou' dish, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimation: USD6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the interior with a central shou medallion, surrounded by sixteen shou characters written in various calligraphic styles, the exterior with five evenly spaced flying bats, the base left white, inscribed in iron-red with a studio mark in seal... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2016

A pair of turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated brush handles, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 110, A pair of turquoise-glazed and slip-decorated brush handles, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each of slender outline, bulbous in section to receive the hair brush, painted in white slip over a turquoise ground with shou characters amidst scrolling lotus and bats (2). Length 8 in., 20.4 cm Sotheby's. Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 15 mars 2016, 02:00 PM
12 novembre 2015

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Sold for £8,125 (€11,501). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly decorated on the body in vibrant pink, green, blue, yellow, purple and grey enamels with a continuous scene of five boys playing in a garden, one lighting firecrackers whilst two boys cover their ears with their hands, and two other boys conversing animatedly under a delicately blossoming tree, all between ruyi-head borders at the foot and shoulder, beneath blooming lotus scrolls on a bright pink... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2015

A gourd-shaped water sprinkler, Haorantang mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

  A gourd-shaped water sprinkler, Haorantang mark, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (17,508 - 23,344 EUR). Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted and set on a splayed foot, with a globular body below a tall tapering neck punctuated by curves from two compressed bulbous sections, covered overall with a glaze of sage-green tone thinning slightly at the rim, the recessed foot inscribed with a three-character hallmark Haorantang ('Hall of... [Lire la suite]
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