17 mai 2012

A blue and white jar. Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white jar. Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a tapering neck, painted in vibrant tones around the shoulders with linked ruyi-heads suspending beaded tassels hanging stylised lotus sprays alternating with the babao (Eight Treasures), all above flying horses galloping on cresting waves and stylised cloud lappets, the neck encircled with a leafy floral scroll, inscribed with a six-character Jiajing mark on the base; 25.7cm., 10... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2012

A Chinese imperial porcelain white-glazed dish. Jiajing mark and period

A Chinese imperial porcelain white-glazed dish. Jiajing mark and period. Photo Marchant  of conical form with gently flaring rim, incised in the centre with a single lotus flowerhead amongst leafy branches, the underside with a continuous scrolling branch of four lotus flowerheads amongst leaves and scrolling branches. 6 inches, 15.3 cm diameter. The base with a four-character mark of Jiajing in underglaze blue within a double ring and of the period, 1522-1566. Price on request Sold by Sotheby’s Hong... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

A green and yellow 'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period

A green and yellow  'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow sides rising from a short tapering foot to a flaring rim, incised to the central medallion with a five-clawed dragon in profile and a flaming pearl amongst radiating cloud scrolls, the exterior with two sinuous dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud wisps, covered overall with an irregularly applied green ground with details picked out in manganese-yellow, the base inscribed with a six-character Jiajing mark within a... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2011

A blue and white 'Phoenix' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white 'Phoenix' box and cover.  Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's of ingot shape, the domed cover painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with two phoenix, one male and one female, amidst meandering composite floral scrolls, all encircled by floral sprays and a classic scroll band, the decoration repeated in the box, inscribed to the base with a six-character Jiajing mark  Quantity: 2  - 20.8cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP. Unsold. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2011

A large blue and white Fish Bowl, yu gang. Jiajing mark and period

A large blue and white  Fish Bowl,  yu gang. Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the deep circular bowl with flat lip and broad lipped rim, vibrantly painted around the exterior with three carp and a mandarin fish swimming amidst lotus, fern and other aquatic plants, all between double lines, the mark written in a horizontal line at the rim; 69.2cm., 27 1/4 in. Estimate 80,000-120,000 GBP NOTE: It is extremely rare to find Jiajing fishbowls decorated with a scene of swimming carp; for a fishbowl of this form painted... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2011

A Rare Yellow-Ground Iron-Red Enamelled Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 39. A Rare Yellow-Ground Iron-Red Enamelled Stem Cup. Mark and Period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000-6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 10,180,000 HKD (1,307,926 USD). Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a flared foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely enamelled with iron-red outlines painted over in a brighter iron-red on a rich yellow ground with two striding five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit divided by cloud scrolls below the rim, above six cranes in mid-flight among... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2011

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the exterior freely painted with two scaly dragons pursuing a 'flaming pearl' above a band of overlapping petals encircling the foot, the interior decorated to the center with a writhing dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', surrounded by auspicious emblems supported on interlocking foliate scrolls. Diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com
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27 août 2011

A fine and rare blue and white 'Hundred Boys' dish. Jiajing mark and period

A fine and rare blue and white 'Hundred Boys' dish. Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's of saucer form with rounded sides, painted on the interior with a central medallion of four boys playing in a garden, three observing archaic style vessels, a fourth boy standing with a cup in his hands, the exterior painted with four pairs of boys at play, interspersed with rockwork, pine trees and a plantain tree. Diameter 6 1/8 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 85,000-95,000 USD PROVENANCE: Mathias Komor, New York, December 1951. Collection of... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2011

A 'kinrande' bowl. Jiajing mark and period, dated to the xinyou year (correesponding to 1561)

A 'kinrande' bowl. Jiajing mark and period, dated to the xinyou year (correesponding to 1561). Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, painted in gilt around the exterior with an undulating foliate scroll bearing large lotus blossoms, all against a rich coral-red ground, the interior glazed white with a raised mantou center, the similarly glazed base centered with an eight-character mark in underglaze blue within a rectangle, reading Jiajing xinyou Xiaoweng jia qi, made during the xinyou year... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2011

A 'wucai' 'peach' bowl. Jiajing mark and period

A 'wucai' 'peach' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides springing from a short tapered foot, the interior with a central medallion featuring a peach bearing a shou character in underglaze blue within a double line iron-red border, the exterior boldly painted in underglaze blue, yellow and green enamels and iron-red with four peaches wreathed by broad leaves, each enclosing a shou character, alternating with sprays of lingzhi, all beneath a band of diapers enclosing flower heads; Diameter 5 3/4 in.,... [Lire la suite]
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