03 janvier 2017

Covered box with a dragon cavorting in the ocean, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Covered box with a dragon cavorting in the ocean, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Multicolor lacquer with carved designs. H. 3 1/2 in x Diam. 9 1/2 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60M308.a-.b. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. The complex art of carving polychrome lacquer (ticai) reached its climax during the Jiajing period. It requires the application of layers of two or more colors at different levels. According to the color... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2016

Plate with the Three Friends of Winter, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Plate with the Three Friends of Winter, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566), China. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 1 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 2.5 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2359. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The bamboo, pine, and plum are collectively known as the "Three Friends of Winter" (suihan sanyou ????) and are one of the most classic depictions in Chinese art.... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2016

A large and very rare blue and white 'phoenix' fish bow, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 2990. A large and very rare blue and white 'phoenix' fish bow, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 52,000 - USD 77,000). Price Realised HKD 500,000 (USD 64,488). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The heavily potted body of slightly tapering form, decorated to the exterior in purplish tones of cobalt blue with a pair of phoenix in flight among lotus blooms borne on scrolling stems, between pendent and upright lotus panels enclosing... [Lire la suite]
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/