02 février 2018

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, middle of 16th Century

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, middle of 16th Century. Porcelain, painted in enamels with pendant chains, 5 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (14 × 16.5 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.48. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
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02 novembre 2017

Two Antique Jade from the Sze Yuan Tang collection at Bonhams London

Lot 1. A rare and large mottled beige jade blade, yazhang, Neolithic period. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) long. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £81,250 (€91,670). Photo: Bonhams. Carved as a thin rectangular blade with tapering sides, pierced with two apertures to one end flanked by a pair of notches to the edge, the stone of a mottled and creamy tone, fitted box. (2). Provenance: the Sze Yuan Tang collection, acquired in Hong Kong circa 1980s-1990s. Note: Compare a related brownish-olive... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A rare blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722), 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of camellia opposite a similarly rendered spray of crabapple, all below a dentil band interrupted by a four-character Kangxi mark in a line at the rim and above plantain leaves on the foot. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660. Amber, Height 7.7 cm, width 10.5 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, pp. 156-157, pp. 234-235, Cat. No. 44; Werner, M./Laue, G .: Bernstein - Sigmar Polke - Amber, New York 2006, p. 76, p. 104; Laue, G .: Bernstein. Treasures of European Art Chambers. Amber. Treasuries for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2006,... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2017

Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Zhengde Period (1506-1521)

Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Zhengde Period (1506-1521). Porcelain with overglaze red enamel decoration; 5 x 6 1/2 inches (12.7 x 16.5 cm). Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944, 1944-20-802 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
16 juin 2017

A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 349. A white-glazed stem cup with anhua dragon decoration, China, 17th century. Height 10.5 cm. Estimate CHF 3,000 / 5,000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Sold for CHF 6 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich Wide bowl with extended lip on slightly tapered, grooved foot. A thin, fluid glaze overlays the incised Anhua decor inside, which shows two four-clawed dragons with flamed wish beads. Cloth-bound case with leather mounts. Transport container. Two fine hairlines. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2017

A fine Imperial blue and white 'lança character' stem cup, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

  Lot 118. A fine Imperial blue and white 'lança character' stem cup, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The steep flaring sides vividly painted with eight evenly-spaced lança characters enclosed within undulating lotus stems issuing stylised blossoms and acanthus leaves, the underside with a frieze of tightly bound lotus lappets, all raised on a tall spreading stem foot decorated with bands of demi-flowerheads... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. A blue and white stem cup, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 77,160 - USD 102,880) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with two striding mythical winged elephants amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls above turbulent swirling waves around the base and on the unglazed sealed stem foot. The interior is undecorated except... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A blue and white porcelain stem cup, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 96. A blue and white porcelain stem cup, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century, 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 13,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Set on a flared short foot, circular cup decorated in underglaze-blue with chestnut boughs, applied with a clear glaze Christie's. An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese & Korean Art, 25 April 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
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28 mars 2017

An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 3101. An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Height 7.7 cm. Est. HK$8,000,000-12,000,000 (US$ 1.040,000-1.550,000). Lot Sold 13,300,000 HKD (1,711,577 USD). © Sotheby's. delicately potted with a deep U-shaped cup supported on a tall splayed foot bordered with a raised fillet, the exterior of the cup delicately decorated in underglaze blue as well as red, yellow and green enamels with four evenly spaced medallions of roses wreathed by fine... [Lire la suite]