11 février 2017

A rare enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 303. A rare enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on one side with a scene of a seated scholar in a moored boat before low hills and a large sun. The reverse is decorated with a young lady holding a basket with a fish beneath a willow tree, flanked by raised iron-red rectangular panels edged in gold on the narrow... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2017

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

Lot 344. A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated on one side with an equestrian with a dog, the reverse with an official leading a camel. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2007.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4688. ... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

Lot 479. A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is decorated with a continuous scene based on Qiu Sheng Fu(Ode to the Sounds of Autumn) by the Song-dynasty poet Ouyang Xiu, and two lines taken from the poem depicting the scene. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

A famille rose-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red

Lot 340. A famille rose-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red (1780-1799) and of the period. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each side is decorated with flowering chrysanthemum and peony and the narrow sides and neck with foliate scroll on a lime-green ground. 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, glass stopper  Provenance: Mary Morrison Collection, Vancouver.Asian Art Studio,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

An underglaze blue and famille rose porcelain 'pocket watch' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1780-1799

Lot 410. An underglaze blue and famille rose porcelain 'pocket watch' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1780-1799. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each convex side is molded and painted in black as the face of a watch, with the 'metal hands' encircled by the minutes in Roman and Arabic numerals, enclosed by underglaze blue and gilt lotus scroll, with molded mask and ring handles on the shoulders above a small floral-filled medallion. The base is inscribed with a Qianlong seal mark... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2016

The Barlow Chinese collection at Ashmolean Museum

Sir (James) Alan Noel Barlow (1881–1968), by Walter Stoneman, 1941.© National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968) was a distinguished civil servant and a leading 20th-century collector of Chinese and other eastern ceramics. His particular focus was the fine stonewares and porcelains of the Tang (AD 618-906) and Song (AD 960-1279) dynasties. Deeply committed to public education, he left the collection as a trust to be used in universities and museums by the widest possible audience. In addition to the examples in... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2016

A famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6012. A famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€920 - 1,400). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular form with a cylindrical neck, gilt-painted lip, oval foot ring, the front and back painted in enamels of various shades presenting the Eighteen Luohan with their attributes beneath a descending dragon, the narrow sides molded with two mock animal mask-and-ring handles, the base with the four-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

A famille rose enameled porcelain 'Katydid' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6011. A famille rose enameled porcelain 'Katydid' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo: Bonhams. The well-built bottle of flattened spherical form, with a waisted neck, slightly convex lip, oval foot ring, the interior glazed, skillfully painted on either side with a katydid in varied shades of green, purple, and black, their eyes highlighted in gilt paint, the recessed base with the four-character... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2016

An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860

Lot 6005. An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,400 - 1,800). Photo: Bonhams.  The cylindrical bottle supported on a circular foot ring, rising to a straight neck above its slightly sloping shoulder, wide mouth, rounded lip, glazed interior, painted continuously around the side with a pair of vigorous five-clawed dragons confronting each other against an aubergine enameled ground densely painted with crashing waves. 3in (7.6cm) high ... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2016

A moulded green enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6003. A moulded green enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular form with a flat gilt lip, waisted neck, molded in low relief around the side in black and green enamel with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the teeth and claws highlighted in white, the recessed base with the four-character mark in iron-red; ; an original matted watercolor rendering of the... [Lire la suite]