14 juillet 2012

‘Pilgrim’ flask with flowers. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

‘Pilgrim’ flask with flowers. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. PDF C602 © The Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain flask of baoyue form with round flattened body. Two strap handles at the sides. Underglaze blue with large scale scrolling flowers and narrow band of classic scrolls around the edge. Height: 293 mmm-Width: 203 mm-Depth: 132 mm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2012

Deep plate. China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Deep plate. China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). White porcelain with famille verte enamels. Diam. 36.3 cm. Inv. no. 961. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian © 2008 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian The complex and dense decorative pattern on this deep plate, made in extremely fine porcelain with a transparent glaze, uses brilliant enamels from thefamille vert: green (the dominant colour), iron red, aubergine, brown and blue, and with gold applications.  The centre depicts... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2012

Chicken cup, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period (1465–1487)

Chicken cup, Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period (1465–1487). © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels. D. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm). Purchase, Mrs. Richard E. Linburn Gift, 1987 (1987.85).  It is possible that the patronage of the emperor's favorite, Wan Gufei, was responsible for the promotion of several decorative techniques at the Jingdezhen kilns. Premier among these is the fabled Chenghua doucai ("contrasting colors" or "contending... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2011

A guan-type lingzhi-form brushwasher. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

A guan-type lingzhi-form brushwasher. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period.  shaped in the form of a large lingzhi fungus on a short gnarled stem, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze thinning to brown at the edges and suffused with a subtle network of crackle, wood stand. Quantity: 2  - 25.5cm., 10in. Estimate 25,000-30,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011 www.sothebys.com
07 octobre 2011

Ming Blue & White porcelains made for the Islamic market

  A Rare Blue and White Porcelain Ewer Made for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, 1403-1424 Ad, with Ottoman Tombak Mounts, I7th-I8th Century. Photo Sotheby's of pyriform form with a bulbous base and tapering neck supported on a narrow ring foot, the sloping shoulder with serpentine handle and spout with attached foliate bracket, the spout and neck terminating in a domed and arcaded tombak mount with detachable cover and chain, the porcelain body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue reserved on white with... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2011

A rock crystal 'chilong' Brushrest. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A rock crystal 'chilong' brushrest. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the recumbent beast with head raised alertly, his arched back supporting a lingzhi spray; 13.5cm. 13.5cm. ESTIMATE 400-600 GBP - Lot Sold: 2,125 GBP Sotheby's. The  Evill/Frost Collection. London, 15-16 June 2011 www.sothebys.com
08 novembre 2008

A Copper-Red Baluster Vase. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A Copper-Red Baluster Vase. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period of elongated baluster form, gracefully tapering from the high subtly rounded shoulders before the splayed foot and just below the tall waisted neck, applied overall with a very fine dark copper red glaze transmuting from pale crimson tone to blushes of dark blood red, the mouthrim slightly reduced. 40.7 cm., 16 in. Lot sold 2,750 GBP Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com NB: J'aime sa forme allongée, sa... [Lire la suite]