28 avril 2014

A pair of very rare famille rose 'Pronk'-style wine coolers, Qianlong period, circa 1736-1740

A pair of very rare famille rose 'Pronk'-style wine coolers, Qianlong period, circa 1736-1740. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Each vessel is of oval bombé form, and is finely enamelled around the exterior with a lively lakeside scene of two swans on rocks among water reeds, one calmly composed, the other ferociously flapping his wings and honking at a partridge in flight, all below a band of slender waisted columns and stylised lappets. The wide slightly everted rim is decorated with a wide band of pink... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2014

A large flambé-glazed bamboo-necked bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A large flambé-glazed bamboo-necked bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's the globular body with single filet encircling the waist, rising from a short straight foot to a tall ribbed neck with everted waisted rim, covered overall in a rich dark red glaze suffused with purple-blue streaks thinning to a buff tone at the rim - 38cm., 15in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014 - www.sothebys.com

22 avril 2014

Qianlong blue and white porcelain at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 9.5.2014

A large blue and white porcelain bowl with lotos, willow tree and rocks, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel. Few very small chips under the rim. D. 43,8 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 € Property from a Dutch private collection  A blue and white landscape export porcelain tureen and cover on an oval plate, China, late Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Photo Nagel. Few very small glaze frits. L. 32,5/34,3 cm. Estimate 1800/2500 € Property from an old German private collection, bought from... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel. Square box with silk interior. Traces of age, few cracks, edges partly chipped, stains of top of the cover. 30,5x27,5x4,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Compare also with a Qianlong example, illustrated in Qing Legacies, The Sumptuous Art of Imperial Packaging, The MacauMuseum of Art, Exhib.cat., Macau, December 2000, no.24,p. 99. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 -... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

A gold lidded box, China, Qianlong period or later

A gold lidded box, China, Qianlong period or later. Photo Nagel engraved four character Qianlong to base. The scalloped-shaped oval box with fitting lid, its outside decorated with wire decoration of foliate design, its lid with central red coral shou-character surrounded by bat motifs, both box and lid lavishly set with cabochon sapphire and ruby as well pearls, the inside deprived of any decoration and the base incised with four character mark Qianlong; 388,8 gram and 18-21 kt. Very minor wear. 10,5x8,5x5,6cm.... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2014

The 'BI Yun Feng' Laoshan serpentine scholar's rock , Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

The 'BI Yun Feng' Laoshan serpentine scholar's rock , Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. Photo Sotheby's the attenuated deep green stone of vertical orientation with a fine tight golden speckled grain and black veining, polished to a high gloss, zitan stand; 30 cm., 11 3/4 in. Estimation 300,000 — 500,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 375,000 HKD Provenance: Richard Rosenblum Collection. Exposition: Robert Mowry and Claudia Brown, World Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars' Rocks, Asia Society, New York, 1997,... [Lire la suite]


05 avril 2014

A spinach-green jade Buddha within a grotto, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A spinach-green jade Buddha within a grotto, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's carved as Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal in a niche framed with jagged rockwork, dressed in loose robes with sleeves draping over his bent knees, his expression serene with his eyes closed, flanked by long pendulous earlobes, his head covered in small curls, his hands held in dhyana mudra, the reverse with further jagged rockwork and a small pine tree, the stone of a deep spinach green tone mottled with light... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2014

A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's deftly carved with wide flaring sides, carved in low relief around the exterior with a frieze of taotie masks against a finely defined leiwen ground, one side further carved in openwork with a pair of clambering chilong forming the handle, the larger one with sharp claws and a bifurcated tail peeking over the key-fret decorated rim, the horn of a warm chocolate brown tone, wood and metal stand; 16.7 cm., 6 5/8 in.... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A fine famille-rose drum-shaped armrest, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine famille-rose drum-shaped armrest, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted and hollowed out, the cylindrical body tapering slightly at the top and around the foot, brightly decorated around the sides with a frieze of large lotus blooms borne on leafy stems and reserved on a rich ruby ground finely incised with dense feathery scrolls, between two bands of triangular designs simulating drapes against lotus blooms on a ground of turquoise foliate scrolls, pierced at the apex in the form of a coin and... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd form, the body molded in high relief with a leafy stalk running from the mouth to the foot, with overlapping five petal flowers and a tied patterned cloth at the waist, the porcelain with a clear glaze suffused with a crackle. 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Sold for US$ 2,000 (€1,437) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com


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