11 avril 2015

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century

A Kangxi turquoise-glazed vase with silver lid, China for the export market, 17th century. Estimation  10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of baluster form with deep turquoise glaze, engraved and stamped silver foliate mounts and lid; 23.2cm. height. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
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11 avril 2015

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts

A blue and white Kangxi porcelain pot for the export market, China, 17th century, with Ottoman mounts. Estimation  15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of slightly tapering cylindrical form with domed lid linked to handle with metal chain, the porcelain body with floral designs and fine, faceted spout, palmette-form metal mounts around edges; 19.6cm. height.; 10.5cm. diam. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 22 avr. 2015
09 mars 2015

Christophe de Quénetain at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Dehua porcelain pot-pourri vase and cover, Paris, 1750. Christophe de Quénetain (stand 218) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) the porcelain : Chinese Kangxi (1662-1722) from Dehua, circa 1670-1700. The flowers : French (Vincennes), circa 1750. The gilt bronze mounts : French, circa 1750. H.21, D.19,5 cm Provenance: Private Collection, Paris Lorenzo Bononcelli (act. 1678-1709), Royal Torinese panel, Turin,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Freeman's March 14 Asian Arts Auction to offer important imperial works

A heavily cast gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), estimate $100,000-150,000. Photo Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts March 14 auction will offer an array of important and historic imperial works of art spanning several centuries that promises to attract the interest of serious collectors. The 652 lot sale will commence at 10am on March 14 in Philadelphia before the start of New York Asia Week.  One of the highlights from the auction is lot 65, a heavily cast gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi

A Langyao green-glazed bottle vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior covered in a pale apple-green crackled glaze. 29.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000 (€39,000 - 48,000). Unsold. The bright apple-green glaze, also known as lülangyao (green langyao) or green-Ge, was one of the many glazes produced by the Jingdezhen kilns under the supervision of Lang Tingji, Governor of Jingdezhen, during the years,... [Lire la suite]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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/  
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