21 janvier 2018

A very large pair of Chinese Imari armorial dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1705

Lot 108. A very large pair of Chinese Imari armorial dishes, Kangxi period, circa 1705; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The arms of Pitt, auspicious symbol mark on base in blue. Note: Thomas Pitt (1653-1726), founder of the 18th century political dynasty, was a Governor General of Fort St. George and later of Jamiaca. Known as 'Diamond Pitt', he sold a 141-carat diamond to the Duc d'Orleans for the French... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2018

A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, Kangxi period, first quarter 18th century

Lot 22. A very large pair of iron-red and underglaze blue jars and covers, Kangxi period, first quarter 18th century; 24 ¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high, overall. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 With bands of petal-shaped panels enclosing landscape vignettes, the collar of scrollwork, and the domed covers of conforming decoration with underglaze blue knop finial. Provenance: The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 306. A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the rim, the straight-sided cover... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720

Lot 304. A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720; 47.5cm., 18 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 33,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, encircled at the broad flaring rim with an underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral band.  Note: For a similar plate, see one included in... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

  Lot 303. A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 31cm., 12in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides raised on a domed spreading foot, brightly decorated in underglaze-blue, polychrome enamels and gilt to the front and back face with the arms of Dom Luis Peregrino de Ataide, divided by elaborate floral strapwork, the interior... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720

Lot 86. A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720; 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 72,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each with ovoid body, rising from a short foot with recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704

Lot 69. A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704; 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the body of compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot to a flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a dedicatory panel flanked by two large ferocious scaly dragons. Provenance: Christie's London, 11th December 1989, lot 166. Spink & Sons, Ltd. London,... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese porcelain famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period, circa 1680

Chinese porcelain famille  verte  rouleau vase, Kangxi period, circa 1680; 18 1/8 inches, 46 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. with high shoulder, cylindrical ribbed neck and galleried rim, painted on the body in a continuous scene with the Tang Dynasty General Guo Ziyi, celebrating his sixtieth birthday amongst his family, including eleven boys, young men, two young girls and other scholars, dignitaries and attendants with one boy seated at a table in an iron red chair pretending to paint... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2017

A large blue and white 'Peacock and flower' plate from the collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Kangxi period

Lot 188. A large blue and white 'Peacock and flower' porcelain plate from the collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Kangxi period, Johanneums mark N. 295. D. 47,7 cm. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 5.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Short firing crack to rim otherwise good condition. Provenance: - Former collection Augustus the Strong, sold Lepke Berlin from the Saxonian state treasure - Old Frankonian private collection Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017
27 octobre 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Perfume fountain, China, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722 (Porcelain), France, late 18th century (Gilt-bronze), Japan, 18th century (Japanese lacquer), France, 18th century (Flowers). Porcelain, gilt-bronze, Japanese lacquer and flowers, 34 x 32 x 26 cm ( 13.4 x 12.6 x 10.2 in.) © Vanderven Oriental Art This ornamental object comprises of various elements. The largest piece, is a turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain tripod potpourri, in the shape of a lotus pod. It has leaves around the outside ending... [Lire la suite]