31 décembre 2016

The Top 14 Chinese Ceramics Sold in 2016 at Bonhams

A pair of exceptionally rare Imperial doucai waterpots, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period. Sold for HK$ 12,640,000 (€1,546,158) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 12. Photo Bonhams. A rare Imperial underglaze-blue and iron-red enamelled vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Sold for HK$ 5,620,000 (€687,453) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 2 Jun 2016, lot 18. Photo Bonhams. An exceptionally rare Imperial famille rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2016

A painted enamel ruby-ground famille rose 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 98. A painted enamel ruby-ground famille rose 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,500 - 6,700). Photo: Bonhams.  The deep rounded sides supported on a short foot rising to a slightly flared rim, the exterior decorated in shades of green, yellow and green with four peonies and further buds borne on leafy tendrils, the interior pale turquoise. 15.1cm (6in) diam.  Notes: Compare with a similar metal-bodied bowl with painted enamel design... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2016

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 (€22,000 - 34,000). Photo: Bonhams.  With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with two phoenixes descending between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist Emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line, the interior with a medallion enamelled with an iron-red striding dragon leaping... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2016

A rare copper-red-glazed baluster vase, meiping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 23. A rare copper-red-glazed baluster vase, meiping,  Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams. Rising elegantly from a slightly flared foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a waisted neck and rounded mouth rim, the rich liver-red glaze applied evenly, stopping neatly at the white-glazed rim and above the foot ring, wood stand. 23cm (9in) high (2).. Provenance: Gosford Castle Collection, no.126 (label)Walter Thomas Gaze... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

A pair of café-au-lait-glazed ogee-shaped bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period

Lot 104. A pair of café-au-lait-glazed ogee-shaped bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period. Each 15.5cm (6 1/8in) diam. Sold for £20,000 (€25,971). © Bonhams 2001-2016. The bowls supported on a straight foot, with deep rounded sides and a constricted waist, covered in a rich glaze of caramel-brown tone, the interior and base unglazed. (2).  Provenance: acquired from Heinrich Peters Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, 19 October 1966 A European private collection, and thence by descent ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'Eight Daoist emblems' ogee dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 86. A doucai 'Eight Daoist emblems' ogee dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 20.3cm (8in) diam. Sold for £15,000 (€19,358). © Bonhams 2001-2016.  With deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the interior brightly enamelled with a central swirled medallion surrounded by peaches and demi-flowerheads, the cavetto decorated with the Eight Daoist Emblems tied to flower sprays with fluttering ribbons, the exterior with a continuous floral meander above a colourful ruyi-head border around... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2016

A rare Imperial famille rose 'chilong' bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 79. A rare Imperial famille rose 'chilong' bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 32.9cm (13in) high. Sold for £110,500 (€142,608). Photo: Bonhams.  The vase finely potted with a compressed, globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flared mouth, vividly decorated in shaded pastel tones of pink, yellow, green, purple and underglaze blue with four panels each depicting a pair of confronted scrolling chilong grasping at fruiting branches of peaches... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A blue and white and copper-red 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 55. A blue and white and copper-red 'Immortals' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Sold for £22,500 (€28,790). Photo: Bonhams. Painted around the exterior in blue with the Eight Daoist Immortals on a ground of copper-red crested waves, the interior with a central medallion enclosing Shoulao beside a deer holding a staff, the base with a six-character zhuanshu seal mark, wood stand. 22.2cm (8 3/4in) diam. (2). Provenance: Wilfred A. Evill (d.1963)Bluett & Sons... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2016

Bonhams to offer imperial Chinese porcelain works of art

   Lot 21. A rare Imperial Ge-type vase, zun, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 4.5 million - 6 million (€510,000 - 680,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- Bonhams Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale in Hong Kong on 2 June 2016 will offer fine and rare porcelain and works of art which would once have graced the Imperial palaces. They include exquisite treasures from the reigns of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors - all with impeccable... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 267. A blue and white ogee-shaped 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted to the exterior in strong vivid shades of blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst scrolling flames and billowing clouds, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames. 16.9cm (6 5/8in) diam. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN... [Lire la suite]