06 février 2016

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820. Porcelain decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels and gold, 47.5 x 23 cm. © Jorge Welsh Works of Art Urns were produced in various shapes and decorative themes for the export market during the late 18th and early 19th century. It is clear that many were ordered privately, as they often incorporate initials, inscriptions or coats of arms. This striking pair of urns was probably modelled on a European silver prototype. The finial in... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

A famille-rose abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

A famille-rose abstinence plaque, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of shaped oval form, with a central vertical panel to each side, one side marked zhai jie, the other in Manchu script, bordered with a dense design of stylised lotus on a green ground within raised gilt borders, the sides painted with scrolling foliage on a white ground, strung with beads - 6.5cm., 2 5/8 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM
06 octobre 2015

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD (93,375 - 116,719 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck with a slightly incurved rim, incised with four ferocious dragons leaping from turbulent foaming waves contesting for a flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls and flame wisps, the rim and the foot encircled with a band of circles, covered overall with a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

An important large Imperial white jade 'zhoujia yanxi zhi bao' seal, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 HKD (3,501,575 - 4,668,766 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2015

'Sailing ship' Teapot on presentoir, China, Jiaqing period

 'Sailing ship' Teapot on presentoir, China, Jiaqing period. Estimate : 1 500 € / 2 000 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos. globular shape with relief handle and spout, lobed presentoir, polychrome enamel decoration representing a three mast sailing ship with british pavillion. See HERVOUET, "La porcelaine de compagnie des Indes", p. 41, image 2.14. Dim MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. L'Art de la Théière - Collection privée de Porcelaine Chinoise, le 26 Septembre 2015 à 15h30
30 août 2015

A chestnut embroidered gauze 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period

A chestnut embroidered gauze 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€53,000 - 71,000). Photo: Bonhams. The fine silk gauze of a soft chestnut color, couched with four five-clawed front-facing dragons each encircling a flaming pearl on the front, back and shoulders, four further five-clawed dragons on the lower register and another on the inside flap, all amongst woven tasseled peaches, scattered sprays of red nandina or narcissus with lingzhi fungus amidst cloud scrolls, the deep hem woven with... [Lire la suite]


30 août 2015

A chestnut embroidered gauze child's 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period

A chestnut embroidered gauze child's 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The delicate gauze embellished with eight couched gold five-clawed dragons, four front-facing and four reaching upwards towards a flaming pearl of wisdom, the Eight Buddhist Symbols, bajixiang, woven on each side amid scattered cloud scrolls, all above bats and precious objects emerging from foaming waves crashing against high rocks, the interior flap with bats and cloud scrolls. 36in... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2015

Important Chinese imperial spinach-green jade 'Shui Mu Zhan Qing Hua' seal, Jiaqing to be sold at Bonhams

  The exceptional seal is recorded in the Imperial archives, published by the Palace Museum, Beijing. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The Imperial seal belonging to the fifth Emperor in the Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, will be offered in the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale, at Bonhams Hong Kong on 4 June. It is estimated at HKD 2,000,000 – 3,000,000. It belonged to a set of three Imperial seals, with the other two bearing the inscriptions Qinghuige and Yun ri xiang hui ying. The exceptional seal is... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

A pair of Imperial kesi poems by Ji Lun, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

A pair of Imperial kesi poems by Ji Lun, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (45,577 - 68,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each intricately woven with seven large characters in kaishu, one with an additional inscription reading yuzhi shiju ('Imperial poem'), the other with an additional inscription reading chen ji lun gongji jingshu ('Respectfully written by the official Ji Lun'),  all mounted within a brocade border and... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

A porcelain snuff bottle with eighteen luohan, Jiaqing period

A porcelain snuff bottle with eighteen luohan, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams.  Of compressed spherical form with a thin neck, flat lip, tall oval foot ring, molded with a continuous design of the Eighteen Luohan, some with an animal or attribute, a dragon descending from clouds near the neck, the scene picked out on a ground of dense waves; all surfaces except for the foot pad covered with white glaze. 2 3/8in (6cm) high  Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Palm... [Lire la suite]
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