08 mai 2014

A finely painted massive blue and white 'Lotus pond' fish basin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period

A finely painted massive blue and white 'Lotus pond' fish basin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period. Photo Sotheby's. heavily potted, of deep U-shape form, the gently curving sides rising from a relatively narrow base to a waisted neck below a lipped rim, delicately painted with a continuous scene of a richly-decorated lotus pond, with a pair of flycatchers and three incised slip-decorated egrets wading amidst the partially submerged lotus blooms, curling leaves and water reeds, all below a narrow band of circles at the neck;... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2013

A rhinoceros horn 'Flower and Insect' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period

A rhinoceros horn 'Flower and Insect' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period. Photo: Sotheby's. naturalistically carved in the form of a furled lotus leaf, densely covered around the exterior by a profusion of autumnal plants and insects, with a large peony blossom springing in front, its attendant leaf draping the foot and partly concealing a spider while another spider finds shelter on the underside, the horn further carved with an openwork handle formed by the large trunk of a chrysanthemum tree twisting its... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2012

A Chinese porcelain large armorial dish. Kangxi-Yongzheng, Circa 1720-30

A Chinese porcelain large armorial dish. Kangxi-Yongzheng, Circa 1720-30. Photo Marchant painted in the centre with the arms of Thomas Pitt of Blandford, Baron Londonderry, with those of his wife Lady Frances Ridgeway in pretence above a banderol inscribed with the motto AMITIE, the rim with the stork crest beneath a baron`s coronet between fronds, within four oval panels alternating with gold and iron-red floral sprays, the underside with lingzhi mark within a double circle in underglaze-blue. 13 5/8 inches, 34.6cm... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2011

A good doucai porcelain bowl with prunus blossoms. Underglaze blue Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi-Yongzheng period

A good doucai porcelain bowl with prunus blossoms. Underglaze blue Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi-Yongzheng period. photo Nagel Auctions Property from a South German private collection purchased in 1982, from the German Asian Art dealer Anne Roselt, Cologne Exhibited and published: Exhibition Catalogue of Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hongkong: Ching Polychrome Porcelain, 5.2-6.3, 1977, Cat.no. 49 The theme of blossoms floating on water can be seen on a bowl in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo taoci... [Lire la suite]


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