06 juillet 2014

A blue and white saucer dish. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi

A blue and white saucer dish. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Painted in a delicate line and wash technique with three sprays of peaches, persimmons and pomegranates to the interior and similar fruit sprays to the underside, 13.3cm diameter. Sold for £2,125 (€2,681) Provenance: Sotheby's, 13 February 1973, lot 94, from the W.W. Winkworth Collection The Fiorentini Collection, no.AC10 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2014

A blue and white dish. Bearing a Jiajing six character mark, but Kangxi

A blue and white dish. Bearing a Jiajing six character mark, but Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The central roundel painted with ladies in garden landscape within a wave border, the exterior with flowering prunus branches, 21cm diameter. Sold for £600 (€757) Provenance: E.G. Kostolany, no.SF16The Fiorentini Collection, purchased 22 August 1973, no.AC16 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com/
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06 juillet 2014

A blue and white 'hunt' dish. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi

A blue and white 'hunt' dish. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Formed with slight lobed sides, scalloped edges, the central medallion depicts two hunters on horse back chasing a hare, interior and exterior sides painted with formal flowers and auspicious objects, six character mark to base, 20cm diameter. Sold for £875 (€1,103) Provenance: E.G. Kostolany, no.SF13The Fiorentini Collection, purchased 4 July 1973, no.AC13 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2014

A blue and white'dragon' dish.Bearing Xuande six-character mark, but Kangxi

A blue and white 'dragon' dish. Bearing Xuande six-character mark, but Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The central medallion painted with a full-faced ferocious dragon grasping a flaming pearl enclosing a shou (longevity) character amidst fire scrolls, within petal moulded sides and a band of crested waves within the barbed lipped rim, 21.8cm diameter. Sold for £2,000 (€2,523) Provenance: Sotheby's, 27 March 1973, lot 151The Fiorentini Collection, no.AC11 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2014

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi

A pair of blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowls. Bearing a Chenghua six character mark, but Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The interior walls encircled by two four-clawed dragons amid clouds chasing a flaming pearl in the well of the bowl, together with stands, each 9.2cm diameter. Sold for £4,750 (€5,992) Provenance: The Fiorentini Collection, purchased 25 June 1981, Porree Taylor, no.AC48 Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com/  
24 juin 2014

A blue and white yen yen vase, Kangxi

A blue and white yen yen vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The tapered ovoid body surmounted by an elongated cylindrical neck and wide, flared rim, decorated on the upper and lower sections with a fantastic waterway with moored boats and meandering foot paths leading to sequestered dwellings and high peaks, with scholars and attendants traversing the mountain paths, rendered in deep cobalt blue, the recessed foot with double ring. 17 5/8in (44.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€7,300 - 11,000) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San... [Lire la suite]


24 juin 2014

A small blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi

A small blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Painted with bands of pearls and T-scrolls to either side of the raised string band surrounding the flared neck above Shoulao holding a peach and Liu Hai with his three-legged toad standing below, the lustrous glaze covering all surfaces except the pad of the set-in foot, a double ring in underglaze blue centers the recessed base. 7 3/4in (19.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,400) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

Two blue and white ovoid covered jars, Kangxi

Two blue and white ovoid covered jars, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The near pair decorated in gradated hues of deep cobalt blue, surmounted by domical lids displaying two boys holding a wrapped zither (qin) and a lotus leaf, atop shoulders displaying wide and ornate ruyi-lappet bands of vine and lotus motifs above detailed continuous figural tableaux of scholar/officials accompanied by beauties and attendants within elaborate interior and exterior settings, the recessed clear glazed bases unmarked and centered by a double ring. 14in... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Painted in graded washes and outlines of cobalt with lotus flowers, bronze-shaped vases and other objects for the scholar's table encircling the tall body and other decorative bands drawn around the cupped rim, the cylindrical neck with its raised string band and the base above the foot, a double ring centering the recessed base and all surfaces except the foot pad covered with glaze. 18 1/8in (46cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€5,900 - 8,800) FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART,... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. The cupped mouth, cylindrical neck and shoulder encircled by delicately drawn bands of key fret, clouds and ruyi patterns, setting off the cylindrical body decorated with cranes flying over a mountainous setting for auspicious deer walking amid ancient pines, all rendered in brilliantly hued washes and outlines of cobalt beneath a lustrous glaze covering all surfaces except the rounded foot ring. 18 1/8in (46cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€7,300 - 11,000) FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]


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