26 février 2015

Chinese Glass at Doyle New York, Asian Works of Art, Monday, March 16, 2015

Chinese Red Overlay Pink Glass Bottle Vase, Qianlong Mark and of the Period. Estimate $50,000-70,000. 2015 © William Doyle Galleries, Inc he compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, supported on a slightly splayed foot, carved in relief through the transparent red overlay to the raspberry pink ground with a continuous scene of two deer, and crane amongst pine, willow, rockwork and lingzhi, the neck worked with five bats, all between a lappet band at the neck, base with incised... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

A 'Guan'-type faceted vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A 'Guan'-type faceted vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body flanked by tubular handles on the waisted neck, covered overall in a thick bluish-gray glaze suffused with a pale golden crackle, the splayed base with a small elliptical aperture to either short end, the footrim covered in a brown wash in imitation of the famous Song dynasty Guan ware, Japanese wood box. Height 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A 'Guan'-type tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A 'Guan'-type tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of compressed circular form, the shallow sides rising to an everted rim, set to either side with a pair of upright lug handles, all supported on three short tapering feet, the rounded base with circular recess at the center, covered overall in an opaque pale gray glaze suffused with a network of dark gray and golden crackles in simulating the 'iron wire' and 'gold thread' of Song dynasty... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Freeman's March 14 Asian Arts Auction to offer important imperial works

A heavily cast gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), estimate $100,000-150,000. Photo Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts March 14 auction will offer an array of important and historic imperial works of art spanning several centuries that promises to attract the interest of serious collectors. The 652 lot sale will commence at 10am on March 14 in Philadelphia before the start of New York Asia Week.  One of the highlights from the auction is lot 65, a heavily cast gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

A pair of armorial sauce cellars, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1770

A pair of armorial sauce cellars, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1770. Estimation : 3 000 € / 4 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa. Polychrome Famille Rose and gilt decoration depicting small bouquets on relief ground representing leaves. Cartouche flanked by putti bearing unidentified ecclesiastical coat-of-arms under Bishop hat and tassels. Alt.: 10,5 cm Bibliography: Varela Santos, A., "Portugal in China Porcelain - 500 Years of Trade", vol. II, pp. 678-679. ... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

A pair of armorial salt cellars for the Portuguese market, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1770

A pair of armorial salt cellars for the Portuguese market, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1770. Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa. Polychrome Famille Rose, yellow, black and gilt decoration depicting garlands, and Sebastião Xavier da Gama Lobo coat-of-arms. Base with fish-scales friezes and stylized flowers (one with chip)  Bibliography: Castro, Nuno de, "The Chinese Porcelain and the coats of the Empire", p. 158;... [Lire la suite]


18 février 2015

An important pair of armorial flower vases, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1790

An important pair of armorial flower vases, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1790. Estimation : 12 500 € / 15 500 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa. Polychrome Famille Rose decoration depicting garlands and four relief cartouches bearing flowers and fruits on the sides and Royal Portuguese coat-of-arms and Lisbon coat-of-arms at the front and back. Cartouche under ecclesiastical hat and tassels. Base with feathers frieze, ribbons and flowers. Handles molded as... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

A rare pair of armorial sauce boats, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, ca. 1720

A rare pair of armorial sauce boats, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, ca. 1720. Estimation : 16 000 € / 20 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa. Profuse Imari decoration depicting floral motifs, scroll frieze, garlands, flowers and leaves. One side with Luis Correia da Costa Cerveira coat-of-arms, 1st Service. (one handle with hairline) - 11,5x17,5 cm Bibliography: Castro, Nuno de, "The Chinese Porcelain and the coats of the Empire" , p. 117; Varela Santos, A.,... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

A rare pair of armorial vases, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1790-95

A rare pair of armorial vases, Chinese export porcelain, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, ca. 1790-95. Estimation : 30 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa. Blue underglaze decoration depicting at the base and body stylized friezes. Three cartouches, one bearing St Francis Order coat-of-arms, other bearing a bird and the third plain (possibly for inscription indicating the contents) Franciscan commission, possibly for the St Francis monastery-Old Goa. (both with hairline and one with chips... [Lire la suite]
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]


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