10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Four Bleu de Huê in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Bleu de Huê bowl with dragon decoration, Qing dynasty (1644–1911),  Export ware for Viet Nam, circa 19th century-20th century, porcelain with underglaze decoration, 5.1 x 10.9 cm. Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2002, 168.2002. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney Along the rim of the bowl is a dragon with bulging eyes spitting fire. Near the shallow ring foot is a band of waves from which two carps emerge, one of which is... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2014

Enamelled vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century AD

Enamelled vase, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century AD. Height: 12.400 cm. Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory. Asia OA 1936.4-13.46. Height: 12.400 cm. Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory. Asia OA 1936.4-13.46. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum. The technique of painted enamel was invented in Limoges, France in the fifteenth century. Its introduction to China is attributed to Jesuits at the court of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). The base was usually of copper, on which were painted enamels that is, coloured glasses. The decorative... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2014

Famille rose bowl vase with butterfly medallions, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (AD 1723-35),

Famille rose bowl vase with butterfly medallions, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (AD 1723-35), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, southern China. Height: 2.700 inches - Diameter: 5.200 inches. Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory. Asia OA 1936.4-13.26. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum. Accordingly to Chinese tradition, butterflies are an auspicious sign. They convey a wish for longevity, and were therefore often used to decorate birthday gifts or lanterns given during the Autumn Moon Festival: on the 15th day of the 8th month... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

Doucai vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (AD 1723-35)

Doucai vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (AD 1723-35), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, southern China. Height: 9.500 inches - Diameter: 6.800 inches. Gift of Sir A.W. Franks. Asia OA F.338. British Museum © Trustees of the British Museum. The Chinese term doucai means 'joined colours' or 'contrasting colours'. The production of doucai wares was technically difficult and required two firings: the design's outline is painted in underglaze blue, the piece is glazed, then fired at a high temperature. The outlines were then... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2014

Blue and White Porcelain Vase with Shou Characters, China, Qing Dynasty, probably Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Blue and White Porcelain Vase with Shou Characters, China, Qing Dynasty, probably Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo courtesy Auctionata  Jingdezhen ware. White glazed porcelain with blue underglaze painting. Extensive decor with Chinese ‘shou’ characters. Extremely fine calligraphy set in perfect symmetry. Baluster form. Height: 48 cm. Very good condition. Estimation : 19 200 € / 24 000 € Provenance: Private collection. This porcelain vase was created in China during the Qing... [Lire la suite]


01 août 2014

Chinese mustard yellow glaze porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Chinese porcelain vase with two applied tubular handles, decorated with a mustard yellow glaze and incised flowers, 18th century, Qing dynasty. No marks.Height: 19 cm, 7 1/2 in. Price on request Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
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01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

  Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase of ancient bronze shape, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 12,5 cm, 5 in. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. Small Chinese porcelain vase with two applied handles, decorated in turquoise glaze, 18th century, Qing dynasty. Height: 15 cm, 6 in. Wood stand. Price on request. Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com
01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain tea pot, c. 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty

Chinese porcelain tea pot, c. 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. White glazed and moulded Chinese export porcelain tea pot, c. 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty. Height: 10 cm, 4 in. - SOLD Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com


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