26 octobre 2012

A Fine Copper-Red And Underglaze-Blue Decorated Porcelain Moonflask with Lotus and Peaches, China, underglaze blue Qianlong seal

A Fine Copper-Red And Underglaze-Blue Decorated Porcelain Moonflask with Lotus and Peaches, China, underglaze blue Qianlong seal mark. Photo Nagel seal mark, thickly potted with rounded sides rising to a waisted neck, finely painted in brilliant blue and copper red with elaborate leafy scrolls of lotus, centred on each side with medallions of fruiting branches of peach enclosing a bat, all above a lappet border and a frieze of lingzhi scrolls encircling the splayed foot, the neck painted with lotus flowerheads... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2011

An important yellow-grounded porcelain bowl marked Qianlong. Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

An important yellow-grounded porcelain bowl marked Qianlong. Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Photo Czerny's Convex shape of circular section, flared at the border; enamelled yellow ground with exquisite painting depicting key-fret and four, large, rectangular cartouches decorated with flowering branches and birds, surmounted by small shu symbols and bordered by polychrome kui motifs; white enamelled at the the internal surface with central, floral decoration; pink-grounded hell with lilac flowers. At the base the... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2011

A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handed moon flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark and period

A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handed moon flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark in underglaze blue, and of the period, photo Nagel Auctions supported on an obliquely-cut broad foot-rim, enclosing a countersunk oval base, and with a cylindrical neck everted at the rounded lip, flanked by iron-red and gilt confronted archaistic dragons, each with a lingzhi fungus gripped between its jaws, boldly painted in a firm, skilful style in shaded tones of iron-red with nine five-clawed dragons: one on... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2008

A chinese translucent blue glass. Qianlong sealmark and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

A chinese translucent blue glass. Qianlong sealmark and possibly of the period (1736-1795) The tapering ovoid vase with waisted neck, incised to rim with with key-fret border, Qianlong sealmark incised to base8 3/8in. (21.3cm.) high  Estimate : £600 - £800 ($1,101 - $1,468) Christie's Interiors. 30 September 2008. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
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