21 avril 2018

A rare Ming blue and white porcelain pen box, Jingdezhen area, Jiangxi province, China, Zhengde reign (R.1506-21)

Lot 163. A rare Ming blue and white porcelain pen box, Jingdezhen area, Jiangxi province, China, Zhengde reign (R.1506-21); 8 1/8 x 4 ¼ x 4in. (20.5 x 10.8 x 10.2cm). Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 170,160 - USD 212,700). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Of rectangular form with separate lid and splayed base, the surfaces decorated with calligraphic roundels of sini script on foliate ground surrounded by leafy vine, the raised base marked with a six-character seal. ... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2017

Blue glazed stem cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Blue glazed stem cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 11 cem; Diameter: 18 cm. Donated by P H D S Wikramaratna in memory of his wife, Nancy Wikramaratna, 2000,0131.22 © The Trustees of the British Museum
10 février 2017

Cup with gold glaze, Yongzheng six-character underglaze blue mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Cup with gold glaze, Yongzheng six-character underglaze blue mark and of the period (1723-1735), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 3,6 cm; Diameter: 6 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF B598. © The Trustees of the British Museum This finely modelled cup is marked on the base with a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period. The Yongzheng emperor ordered many porcelains in experimental colours from the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. However, it is possible that the gold... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Pair of porcelain tea-bowls with copper-red glaze, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1765)

Pair of porcelain tea-bowls with copper-red glaze, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1765), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Height: 4 cm; Diameter: 7,3 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF C517 & PDF C518. © The Trustees of the British Museum The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the bowl to reveal the pure... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2017

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Qingbai ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, Qingbai ware China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen,  wheel-thrown porcelain with carved decoration and pale blue glaze Lid: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (4.12 x 5.71 cm); Vase: 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (26.67 x 16.51 cm); Overall: 11 1/4 in. (28.575 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.6.1-.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
25 janvier 2017

Bowl (Wan) with Geese and Plants; China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Bowl (Wan) with Geese and Plants; Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qingbai ware, molded porcelain with impressed decoration and pale blue glaze 2 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (5.72 x 19.05 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.104). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

21 janvier 2017

Blue and white porcelain huqqa base in melon form, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, 17th century

Blue and white porcelain huqqa base in melon form, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, 17th century, 15.5cm high. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The huqqa base has a squat globular melon-like form. Painted in underglaze blue with a band of standing leaves above the drip guard. A further band of leaves forms from just below the neck with thin underglaze blue lines running in between the moulding of the lobes and reaches the last band of leaves near the base. The base of the huqqa... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735)

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with crackled glaze, guan ware. H. 9 1/4 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 23.5 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2280 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This vessel's shape and its net-like crackled glaze were common among official (guan) wares produced at the imperial kilns during the Southern Song... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain, guan ware. H. 8 3/8 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 21.3 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2321 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
03 janvier 2017

Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor

Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue and overglaze decoration. H. 2 1/2 in x Diam. 4 3/4 in, H. 6.4 cm x Diam. 12.1 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B67P26 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. During the Jiajing-Wanli period, color schemes for polychrome decorations developed into various styles. One such style separated the use of underglaze-blue and overglaze materials, as seen on this piece. The... [Lire la suite]