29 novembre 2011

An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover. Late Ming dynasty

An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover. Late Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of circular form supported on a short tapered foot, naturalistically moulded as a lotus flower with petals radiating out from the centre of the box and cover, covered all over with a pale lavender-blue glaze mottled to a beige-white, the burnt footring revealing the brownish-red body. 6.2cm diam. (2). Sold for HK$100,000 明晚期 紫泥宜均印盒 Provenance 來源:Montague M. Meyer collection, number 404 (affixed label)Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection In... [Lire la suite]

29 novembre 2011

An Yijun lotus-shaped stoneware dish. Wanli

An Yijun lotus-shaped stoneware dish. Wanli. Photo Bonhams The finely potted dish of flattened circular form, gently rising to a crisply moulded edge formed from sixteen pronounced petals, above sixteen sepals at the underside, covered all over with a delicate pale blue glaze suffused with an attractive irregular crackle, the unglazed foot burnt orange-red in the firing.19.9cm diam. Sold for HK$860,000 Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection Note: It is extremely rare to find an Yijun dish of this exceptional high quality.... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2011

One of the greatest collections of Yixing stoneware for sale @ Bonhams Hong Kong

The Gerard Hawthorn Collection of Yixing Stoneware is an impressive, personal collection of a connoisseur dealer.  Photo Bonhams HONG KONG.- Bonhams is set to mark another auction milestone as it offers The Gerard Hawthorn Collection of Yixing Stoneware' for sale, on November 28, 2011 at the Island Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong. Part of the Bonhams Autumn Auctions Series in Hong Kong, The Gerard Hawthorn Collection of Yixing Stoneware is an impressive, personal collection of a connoisseur dealer, who has passionately collected... [Lire la suite]