13 mars 2015

A large ormolu-mounted doucai jardinière, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

A large ormolu-mounted doucai jardinière, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The globular body finely decorated with flowering or fruiting branches including peony, prunus, loquat and pomegranate on the upper body, and peach, lotus, finger citron and chrysanthemum on the lower body, all between a band of leafy scroll and lotus blossoms on the neck and a double blue line border on the foot; now mounted on an ormolu stand, and with separate... [Lire la suite]

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]