13 novembre 2021

A exceptionally rare Imperial revolving pale-green-glazed bowl on gilt and silver teadust-glazed stand Qianlong seal mark and of

Lot 305. An exceptionally rare Imperial revolving pale-green-glazed bowl on gilt and silver teadust-glazed stand, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17.5cm (6 7/8in) wide. Sold for £ 437,750 (€ 511,958). (Estimate £ 40,000 - £60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The bowl with gently curving shallow sides rising to a slightly everted rim, applied around the exterior with loop-handles, the exterior moulded with upright plantain leaves around the base and chrysanthemum florets between the handles,... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2021

The Best of Chinese Art at Bonhams November Asian Art Week in London

Lot 234. An extremely rare and important cloisonné enamel 'pomegranates' box and cover, Xuande incised six-character marks and of the period (1426-1435); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 400,000 - 600,000 (€ 480,000 - 710,000). Sold for £ 622,750 (€ 728,319). © Bonhams 2001-2021 London - This Asian Art Week in London celebrated each November will undoubtedly be an exciting one at Bonhams. The week begins with a wide range of pieces on offer in the Asian Art sale, which will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2021

A pair of coral-ground reserve-decorated 'lotus' bowls, Qianlong underglaze blue seal marks and of the period (1736-1795))

Lot 330. A pair of coral-ground reserve-decorated 'lotus' bowls, Qianlong underglaze blue seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8in (13cm) diameter; 2 1/2in (6.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 25,000 - 42,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The bell-form bowls each raised on a short flared foot and decorated with two rows of flower-heads and fronted lotus in an interlocking network of leafy tendrils, the details finely rendered in iron-red and all reserved on a rich coral ground. ... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

A near pair of blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 50. A near pair of blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 21,312 (€ 23,606). Photo: Bonhams. Each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted with four ruyi-bordered roundels enclosing stylised characters reading Wanshou wujiang (Boundless long life), interspersed with lotus sprays supporting beribboned bajixiang, the... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,299). Photo: Bonhams. Each potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in 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, wood stands. Note:... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2020

A rare copper-red glazed stem bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 31. A rare copper-red glazed stem bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 12,562 (€ 14,053). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with a flared rim to the wide, curving well and raised on a tall conical foot, covered with a glaze of crushed-raspberry tone to the interior and exterior, the rim and interior of the foot left white, the interior of the foot with a single line of seal script. Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2020

A very rare white glazed 'cut-through' 'lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Lot 28. A very rare white glazed 'cut-through' 'lotus' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 13.5cm (5 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 30,000-50,000. Sold for £ 43,812 (€ 49,011). Photo: Bonhams. Thinly potted with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, delicately pierced around the body with a broad band of scrolling lotus blooms, applied overall with a transparent unctuous glaze revealing the white body and intricate design. Provenance: P. Parizel... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A celadon arrow vase, touhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 28. A celadon arrow vase, touhu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 15.2cm (6in) high. Estimate £ 2,500-3,500. Sold for £ 6,062 (€ 6,781). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form, the compressed globular body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising to a tall waisted neck, the shoulder applied with a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a thick greenish-blue glaze. Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A rare flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 23. A rare flambé-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 17cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,248). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body rising from a short, slightly splayed foot to a long tapering neck flaring at the rim, attractively glazed in rich tones of cherry-red, purple and shaded turquoise, the base with a vitreous burgundy-red glaze streaked with deep lavender-blue, incised seal mark. Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

A rare teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 26. A rare teadust-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 18.8cm (7 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 21,312 (€ 23,841). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tapering neck and everted rim, covered overall in an olive-green coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the base with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown glaze. Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]