12 novembre 2011

Two pairs of yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowls. Daoguang Seal Marks And Period.

  A pair of  yellow-ground famille rose  'medallion' bowls. Daoguang Seal Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's each with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a lipped rim, enamelled to the exterior with three gilt-edged medallions each enclosing a fruiting tree, divided by vases of peony branches with various auspicious objects, all reserved on a bright lemon-yellow ground incised with feathery scrolls, the interior decorated in underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing three rams encircled on the well by... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2011

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period

A Rare Yellow, Green And Aubergine-Glazed Ruyi Scepter. Daoguang Inscribed Seal Mark And Of The Period  (1821-1850). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Finely incised on the convex ruyi-shaped head with two five-clawed scaly dragons contesting a flaming pearl, on the oval center with a buddhistic lion and cub with a ribbon-tied brocade ball, and on the convex circular end with five bats (wufu) encircling a shou medallion, the shaft with four cranes, all in green amidst aubergine clouds reserved on a soft lemon-yellow ground, the seal... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

A Pair of Doucai Bowls. Daoguang Seal Marks in Underglaze Blue and of the Period

A Pair of Doucai Bowls. Daoguang Seal Marks in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1821-1850). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Each with deep rounded sides, the exterior painted with stylized flowers borne on conjoined leafy tendrils above a ruyiborder, all within double line borders; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $92,500 Provenance: Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 1972. Notes: A pair of Daoguang-marked doucai bowls of the same pattern was sold in these rooms, 22 March 2007, lot 348. Another very similar... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2011

A Ge-Type Crackle-Glazed Faceted Pear-Shaped Vase, Fanghu. Daoguang Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1821-1850)

A Ge-Type Crackle-Glazed Faceted Pear-Shaped Vase, Fanghu. Daoguang Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1821-1850).  photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The two broad sides molded with a peach-shaped panel, and the narrow sides with a pair of faceted lug handles, covered allover with a pale blue-grey glaze suffused with an irregular network of black ('iron wire') crackle interspersed with pale golden crackle ('golden threads') that also covers the foot, the bottom of the foot with a black dressing; 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) high -... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2011

A Pair of 'Famille Verte' Wine Cups. Daoguang Seal Marks And Period.

A Pair of 'Famille Verte' Wine Cups. Daoguang Seal Marks And Period.  Photo Sotheby's each delicately potted with flaring sides, painted with clusters of narcissus and wild rose emblematic of the twelfth lunar month, amid scattered rocks (2). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000 USD Property From An Important Asian Collection Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com
27 septembre 2009

A collection of "doucai" porcelains @ Sotheby's New York, 16 September 2009

Lot 194. Two 'doucai' 'dragon medallion' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722); diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD. Sold 64,900 USD. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of U-shape, the exterior painted with four dragon medallions, each dragon displaying distinct colors of either green enamel, iron-red, aubergine enamel or yellow enamel, interspersed with two registers of scrolling cloud motifs, the interior well painted in underglaze-blue with an archaistic scrolling dragon pursuing a scrolling lotus... [Lire la suite]