15 avril 2014

A rare Dutch Delft blue and white flask, circa 1690-1701

A rare Dutch Delft blue and white flask, circa 1690-1701. Photo Sotheby's by Adrianus Kocx, of slender form applied with four rope twist moulded handles and two lion masks to the sides, upon an oval foot, painted in blue with bands of formal foliate borders, a flowering garland with perching birds and a band of twisting Chinese dragons at the shoulder, AK mark in underglaze-blue for Adrianus Kocx of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory, some damage; 31.4cm., 12 in. high. Estimation 1,500 — 2,000 GBP An example of this rare form is... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2013

A Venetian Chalcedony flask, 17th Century

  A Venetian Chalcedony flask, 17th Century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. In marbled agate or Chalcedony glass in tones of green and brown, the hexagonal body moulded with six deep vertical flutes, a white metal mount at the neck, 17cm high. Sold for £16,875 (€20,083) Provenance: Krug CollectionLempertz, Cologne, 26-29 April 1961, lot 466  Illustrated by Brigitte Klesse, Glassammlung Helfried Krug (1965), p.73, fig.85. A similar example in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich is illustrated by Walther Bernt, Altes Glas,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Flask, fritware, of flattened circular form. Nishapur, dated 930 AH / 1523-4 AD

Flask, fritware, of flattened circular form, raised on a tall round footring, the neck is missing, as are the handles indicated by the base of one lug and an unglazed patch on the upper shoulder,underglaze-painted in blue, the circular panels depicting a single bird perched on a flower spray, one of three each with blossoms resembling stylized lotus flowers, within a border of nasta'liq script with poetic inscription incorporating a dated 930 AH/1523-4 AD. The panel on each side is decorated with three ogee-shaped medallions with... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2012

A Safavid Blue, Black and White Flask, Persia, 17th century - Sotheby's

A Safavid Blue, Black and White Flask, Persia, 17th century - Photo Sotheby's of rectangular form, with arched shoulders and a small protruding mouth, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, each side decorated with a different flower bouquet set in a Chinese-style blue and white vase, the shoulder decorated with birds flying in a cloudy sky, geometric lines on mouth; 14.5cm. height. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP - LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, London | 05... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2012

Imperial Chinese porcelain to take centre stage this November at Eskenazi in London

Famille rose ruby ground porcelain vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and of the period, 1736-1795; height: 22 cm LONDON- This November will be the first time that Eskenazi has staged an exhibition solely devoted to Qing porcelain. Simply entitled Qing porcelain from a private collection, it comprises twenty superb imperial pieces which will be on show at Eskenazi Ltd., 10 Clifford Street, London W1 from Thursday 1 to Friday 23 November 2012. From a collection assembled in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s, the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2012

Porcelain flask decorated in underglaze blue with dragon design, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 1400-1430

Porcelain flask decorated in underglaze blue with dragon design, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 1400-1430. Height: 13 in, Diameter: 8.5 in. 554-1878. © V&A Images.   The main body of the flask is of flattened circular form, the neck is narrow at the shoulder and widens at the top. Two slender handles adjoin the neck and the shoulder. Decorated in underglaze blue with a stylised lotus design, simple banded decoration and floral scrolls. The shape of this flask is based on a leather drinking flask... [Lire la suite]


05 août 2012

Flask. Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Flask. Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Porcelain with underglaze blue and maroon,12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm). Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, before 1899. 49.1632. The Walters Art Museum.  Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, prior to 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
01 août 2012

Flask with Scenes of Plowing and Weaving. Porcelain with underglaze blue. Mark and period Qianlong

Flask with Scenes of Plowing and Weaving. Porcelain with underglaze blue. Mark and period Qianlong (1736-1795). 23 1/4 in. (59 cm). Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911. 49.2015.  The Walters Art Museum The outer decoration of this oversized vessel is in the style of the early Ming [Ming] Dynasty; the scene is adapted from an illustration in a book showing scenes of ploughing and weaving, published ca. 1739. Blue and White porcelain in China came about as a result of the combination of the Chinese... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2012

Flask, fritware underglaze-painted in blue on white, depicting a bird in flowers, dated 930H (1523-24), Nishapur, Iran

Flask, fritware underglaze-painted in blue on white, depicting a bird in flowers, dated 930H (1523-24), Nishapur, Iran. Height: 24.6 cm, Width: 23.8 x 16.5 cm. C.1973-1910. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images  Flask, fritware, of flattened circular form, raised on a tall round footring, the neck is missing, as are the handles indicated by the base of one lug and an unglazed patch on the upper shoulder,underglaze-painted in blue, the circular panels depicting a single bird perched on a flower... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2012

Blue-and-white flask with dragons. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

  Blue-and-white flask with dragons. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF  C503 © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 478 mm. Width: 350 mm. Depth: 225 mm. Weight: 7.2 kb. Large porcelain flask of bian hu form. Underglaze blue with large three-clawed dragon among scrolling lotus. Similar scrolling lotus on... [Lire la suite]


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