01 mars 2016

A molded green-enameled 'dragon' snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period, Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen

Lot 8006. A molded green-enameled 'dragon' snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period, Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen. Estimate US$ US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,700 - 5,500). Photo: Bonhams. Of slightly compressed ovoid form with a flat gilt lip, a cylindrical neck, molded in low relief with a black and green enamelled dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the teeth and claws highlighted in white, the base with a four character Daoguang nianzhi seal mark in iron-red. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Property from the... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2016

Figure of Louis XIV, China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700

Figure of Louis XIV, China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700. Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels. Height: 24.9 cm. Basil Ionides Bequest. Museum number: C.109-1963 © V&A Images. Chinese porcelain figure of a gentleman (Louis XIV) in 18th century European dress, decorated mainly with famille verte (green, yellow and black) enamel colours.  This figure of a man in 18th century European dress is generally thought to be a Chinese depiction of Louix XIV, King of France.... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Porcelain water sprinkler, painted in Imari style, Jingdezhen, China, 1700-1750

Porcelain water sprinkler, painted in Imari style, Jingdezhen, China, 1700-1750. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gold. Diameter: 9.2 cm, Height: 20.3 cm. Bought in Iran, 11s for the pair. Museum number: 1643-1876 © V&A Images. Porcelain water sprinkler, one of a pair, with bulbous body and long neck, painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gold in Imary style with flower branches.  From about 1680 the kilns of Jingdezhen started producing enamelled wares in... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2016

Lidded jar, Qing dynasty, 1650-1660

Lidded jar, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 1650-1660. Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and coloured enamels. Height: 42 cm, Diameter: 26.5 cm Museum number: 78&A-1883 © V&A Images.  This porcelain lidded jar is painted with numerous boys playing in a garden. The motif was popular for a long time in imperial China. This object is a fine example of technological achievement in ceramic decoration using a combination of cobalt blue and coloured enamels. It would have served as a storage jar.
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13 janvier 2016

Charger with a qilin, China, Yuan dynasty, Jingdezhen, c. 1350

Charger with a qilin, China, Yuan dynasty, Jingdezhen, c. 1350, blue and white porcelain, h 8cm × d 45.6cm. AK-RBK-1965-88. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. This charger is painted with a qilin, a mythical beast. According to legend, a qilin has the scaly skin of a dragon, the body of a deer and the hooves and tail of an ox. It is a benign creature, which refrains from stepping on insects or eating live grass. The qilin possesses both male (qi) and female (lin) powers.
09 novembre 2015

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Japan, Summer kimono, Yukata, detail, Meiji period (1868–1912), Japan; cotton, natural indigo; painted resist dyeing (tsutsugaki yuzen). Purchased with funds donated by the Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall, 2013 (2013.696). MELBOURNE.- Blue: Alchemy of a Colour explores the meaning and history of the colour blue through highly detailed textiles, ceramics, and exquisite works on paper from the 7th century to the present in a new exhibition at NGV International. One of the most highly prized and... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2015

A fine, ten-lobed, small Qingbai dish, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11th century

A fine, ten-lobed, small Qingbai dish, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 11th century, Qingbai ware from Jingdezhen, province Jiangxi, probably from the Hutian kilns. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel The thinly potted and elegantly shaped, small and twelve-lobed dish has rounded, petal-shaped sides and a flat, unglazed base without a foot, which is orange coloured with a brown ring during the firing. The slightly translucent body is, except the base, allover covered by a delicate, blue-tinged glaze. Apart... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2015

Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. at Masterpiece London 2015

Chinese porcelain blue ewer made for the Islamic market, Jingdezhen, China, 18th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. Kraak dish decorated with Persian ladies, Jingdezhen, China, 17th century. Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.  Chinese blue and white huqqa base, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Price on request. Courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd.    Blue and white Iznik tile, Turkey, First half of the 16th century. Price on request.... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2015

Plate with grape and vine decoration, Xuande reign, Ming Dynasty

Plate with grape and vine decoration, Xuande reign, Ming Dynasty, Jingdezhen. Porcelain, blue and white glazed. Height x Diameter: 7.6 x 37.4 cm. Diameter: 24 cm (bottom). Weight: 2 kg. Ident.Nr. OAS1959-60. Gift of the People's Republic of China. Collection: Museum of Asian Art. Photo: Petra Stüning © Photo: Museum of Asian Art, the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Underglaze blue decorated porcelain occurred soon after their emergence in the time of the Mongol "Fremdherrrschaft" in China, the Yuan Dynasty... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2015

Robert Hall at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Three snuffbottles, China, Beijing, Imperial Workshops, 1750-1850. Robert Hall (stand 164) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Jade, one carved overall with basket weave design, the others left plain Three snuffbottles, China, Jingdezhen, 1780-1850. Robert Hall (stand 164) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Porcelain, moulded carved and enamelled as two fish and a squirrel on a bunch of grapes. Robert Hall´s interest in Chinese Snuff Bottles started over twenty-... [Lire la suite]