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]


11 novembre 2013

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 courtesy Bonhams Painted on 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 £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013
22 mai 2013

Bonhams Chinese Works of Art Auction reflects the long history and rich diversity of Chinese art

A magnificent and brilliantly enamelled wucai 'fish' jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period, 40.8cm diam. (2). HK$14,000,000-16,000,000. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, offering 452 lots, is the largest sale in the Bonhams Hong Kong 2013 Spring Auctions series. A carefully curated collection of Chinese works of art sourced from around the world, the sale includes all the major categories that reflect the long history and rich diversity of Chinese art. In addition to a... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2012

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

A rare yellow-glazed saucer dish. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Well potted with rounded sides rising from a tapering foot and the base slightly concave, the sides all covered with a rich even yellow glaze, the underside white. 22cm (8¾in) diam. Lot 3. Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000 / CNY 80,000 - 120,000 / HK$ 99,000 - 150,000 明嘉靖 黃釉盤 青花「大明嘉靖年製」楷書款 Provenance: L.Wannieck, Paris (label)A European private collection and thence by descentCompare a pair of smaller... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2012

A rare large Wucai 'fish jar Jiajing underglaze blue six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

A rare large Wucai 'fish jar  Jiajing underglaze blue six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The globular vase is finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene with eight golden carp depicted in different positions and swimming freely amidst water weeds. The foot is painted with a short band of upright leaves in underglaze blue. 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high - Lot 311. Estimate £120,000 - £180,000 ($191,160 - $286,740) From... [Lire la suite]


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