22 mai 2015

An iron-red and green enamelled 'Buddhist lions' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

An iron-red and green enamelled 'Buddhist lions' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow dish with gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, decorated on the exterior with four Buddhist lions, each interspersed by a beribboned brocade ball, the interior with a large central medallion enclosing another pair of Buddhist lions with a brocade ball, all on a vibrant dark red ground, the base with a... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2015

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€17,000 - 21,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. The well potted dish with a short foot and gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, all under an attractive bright mustard-yellow glaze. 19.4cm (7 5/8in) diam.  Note: Compare with a very similar yellow dish, Jiajing mark and of the period, sold at Sotheby's Paris on 11 December 2014, lot 245. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A very rare blue and white peach-shaped 'boys' ewer, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A very rare blue and white peach-shaped 'boys' ewer, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £70,000 - 90,000 (€96,000 - 120,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body rising from a straight foot to a waisted neck and galleried rim, with applied loop handle and curved square spout, the body relief moulded on both sides with peach medallions enclosing scenes of boys at play in luxuriant gardens, surrounded by peach and peony sprays sparsely painted in vibrant cobalt tones on the fine white... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2015

A large blue and white dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A large blue and white dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,800 - 4,100). Photo: Bonhams. The deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, the central medallion vividly painted with five deer joyfully playing amidst rocks and trees in a mythical landscape, the exterior with scattered bird and flower scenes, all within double-line borders. 36cm (14 1/4in) diam. Provenance: an English private collection Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 11 May 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

A small blue and white deep bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A small blue and white deep bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Of inverted bell form raised on a short foot, the floor of the interior well displaying a circular sun over rocks rising from waves drawn in outline and washes of purple-tinged blue also used to paint the two horses and one qilin prancing through clouds separated by further rocks and waves on the exterior walls, the six-character mark written in regular script within a double ring on the deeply recessed base. 6 1/8in (15cm) diameter.... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

A very rare three-colour lacquer circular 'pavilion' box and and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A very rare three-colour lacquer circular 'pavilion' box and and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Deeply carved through layers of cinnabar-red, dark green and brown lacquer depicting a round cartouche enclosing a tall pavilion beside gnarled pine trees growing on rocky mountains, detailed with a crane standing in the foreground by the most forward balustrade, an incense burner on the top balcony emitting smoke coiling upwards, forming the word shou flanked by a pair of cranes in flight,... [Lire la suite]


04 mai 2014

A blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' shallow bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' shallow bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Painted to the interior with a central leafy chrysanthemum medallion surrounded by linked ruyi-heads, encircled by a band of blossoming lotus in outline below a border of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, the exterior with four scattered floral sprays. 18.1cm (7in) diam. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
16 février 2014

A small blue and white square jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A small blue and white square jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams. Vigorously painted with the Eight Immortals amongst trees and rockwork, between a lappet border at the foot and a band of scrolling flowerheads at the shoulder, the short square neck with a row of keyfret. 11.5cm (4 1/2in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,300 - 9,800) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
14 novembre 2013

A very fine and rare blue and white 'eight trigrams' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A very fine and rare blue and white 'eight trigrams' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams The interior with a central cartouche of two phoenixes chasing one another within a double-circle border, encircled by further four phoenixes in flight amidst wispyruyi-head cloud scrolls beneath a meandering vine scroll at the rim, the exterior with a continuous scene of flying cranes dividing eight trigrams above rockwork, all beautifully painted between upward plantain leaves at the foot... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2013

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A fine Imperial yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams Luxuriously covered in a rich egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character Imperial kaishu mark in underglaze-blue within double circles. 22.2cm diam. Estimate HK$ 650,000 - 750,000 (€62,000 - 72,000) Compare a similar but larger Imperial yellow-glazed dish with incised mark and a yellow-glazed bowl dated to the Jiajing period in the Qing court collection, Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]