12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, French, 19th century

Lot 305. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Fahua enamelled stoneware stools, the stoneware Chinese, Ming, 16th-17th centuries, the mounts French, 19th century. Haut. 44 cm., diam. 38 cm.; Height 17 1/4 in., diameter 15 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. in barrel-shape, with cranes and lotus, each stool with two handles, the mounts Rocaille; (one cover and one stool restored). Quantity: 2 Sotheby's. Important Mobilier,... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2017

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24)

Red-glazed stemcup, China, Ming, Yongle reign (1403-24), Jingdezhen. Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm. W. G. Gulland Gift, 168-1905 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This red porcelain stemcup is a rare example of a cup decorated with a red glaze, derived from the red oxide of copper. It dates to the beginning of the Yongle reign period (1403-1424). This type of cup is called quanbei, literally 'urging cup', which refers to the fact that the drinker would toast his companions and at the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

A Ming blue and white reticulated brushrest, Wanli period (1573-1619)

A Ming blue and white reticulated brushrest, Wanli period (1573-1619). © Christie's Image 2013 Hollow-constructed with perforated sides and molded as three peaks formed by dragons leaping from waves above a rectangular base molded as a long stand with curved apron, the base with a small circular aperture in one corner - 5¾in. (14.6cm.) long. Lot 283. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $9,560  Notes: Porcelain brushrests of this type were made in two designs, with either three or five... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2015

A fine and rare Ming wucai 'dragon' zun-shaped vase, China, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period

Lot 455. A fine and rare Ming wucai 'dragon' zun-shaped vase, China, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1639). Estimate 20.000/25.000 €. Lot sold 200.000 €. © 2015 Nagel Auctions Of archaistic shape, the vase is well potted and finely decorated in vibrant enamels with pairs of sinuous dragons in turquoise and iron-red, on the compressed globular mid-section, around the spreading foot and on the tall trumpet neck, each pair divided by sets of vertical flanges, and the... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2015

A fine Ming yellow-enamelled bowl, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period

A fine Ming yellow-enamelled bowl, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1506-1521). Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$700,000 ($64,818 - $90,745). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,023). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is finely potted with thin steep sides and a flared rim, resting on a slightly tapering foot. It is covered inside and out with a translucent egg-yolk yellow enamel. The base is covered with a transparent glaze of bluish tinge. 7 in.... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2014

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424)

A fine and very rare Ming tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1424). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area between the upper and lower sections of the vessel. The flask stands on a rectangular foot and has strap handles on either side, joining the neck and shoulders of the... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2013

Les conquêtes de l'Empereur Qianlong, campagne du Népal, par Jia Shiqiu, Ming, Feng Ning et autres, Chine, Dynastie Qing

Les conquêtes de l'Empereur Qianlong, campagne du Népal, album de huit gravures par Jia Shiqiu, Ming, Feng Ning et autres, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Époque Qianlong (1777-1781). Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan Représentant la campagne et la victoire au Népal, sept planches décrivant diverses scènes de batailles, sièges et attaques de fortifications dans un terrain montagneux, la huitième, le banquet de la victoire, chacune accompagnée d'un poème et datée. Dimensions: 51 cm. (20 ¼ in.) x 88 cm.... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2013

A Ming blue and white porcelain Jar with Qajar brass mounts, China and Persia, 17th-19th century

Lot 196. A Ming blue and white porcelain Jar with Qajar brass mounts, China and Persia, 17th-19th century; 37.5 cm. height. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the ceramic body of globular form on a wide, flat circular base, painted in underglaze blue with a design of floral tendrils, mounted in brass at the shoulder with a waisted neck with ribbed torus moulding and a domical cover with conical finial surmounted by an enamelled terminal, with applied square... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2012

A Ming blue and white 'Lotus' Bow. Zhengde underglaze blue four-character mark and of the period, (1506-1521)

A Ming blue and white  'Lotus' Bow. Zhengde underglaze blue four-character mark and of the period, (1506-1521).  photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The bowl has deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot. The exterior is painted with clusters of lotus leaves and flower-heads. 8¼ in. (20.7 cm.) diam. Lot 355. Estimate  £40,000 - £60,000 Notes: An identical bowl from the Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963, is illustrated in The World's Great Collections, Oriental... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2012

A pair of carved lacquer bowls. Ming or earlier

A pair of carved lacquer bowls. Ming or earlier. PPhoto Bonhams The exteriors carved with guri scroll design through layers of red and black lacquer, the interiors lined with silver and in a later fitted case inscribed 'J.D.',  each 11cm diameter. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 Provenance: The initials on the fitted case 'J.D.' refer to James Drummond, 8th Viscount Strathallan (1767–1851). The Drummond family was attainted after James's grandfather, William Drummond the 4th Viscount, fought for the Jacobite cause and died... [Lire la suite]
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