12 novembre 2010

A blue and white stem cup.Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A blue and white stem cup.Jiajing six-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Typically painted around the exterior beneath a turned-over rim with two five-clawed dragons, their backs incised with simulated scales, striding in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl trailing a long fire scroll, above scattered cloud coils and a band of cloud-collar lappets, the interior with a central roundel of a full-faced five-clawed dragon, the mark written in blue within the hollow foot; 10.5cm (4¼in) high. Sold for... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2010

The Stenbeck Collection of Ming, Transitional & Kangxi Porcelain @ Bonhams

A fine blue and white sleeve vase. Circa 1640 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd During the early/mid seventeenth century in China, for some fifty years the absence of Imperial patronage meant non-Imperial kilns played a leading role in ceramic production. This resulted in one of the most dynamic and fascinating periods in China's porcelain history. The withdrawal from Jingdezhen's potters of Court patronage led to a dramatic diversity of production, as the kilns turned their attention to selling both into the non-Imperial domestic... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2010

Ming dynasty Green-glazed & Longquan celadon @ Bonhams

A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, 14th-15th century. photo Bonhams The heavily-potted dish carved on the slightly convex centre with a scaly descending five-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls, enclosed by a freely-carved lotus scroll at the cavetto, the underside left undecorated, all below a sea-green glaze stopping at the unglazed ring at the foot, burnt orange in the firing. 34.5cm (13½in) diam. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 Footnote: Compare a slightly larger (42cm diam.) dish in the Percival... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2009

Two white-glazed anhua-decorated stem cups. Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century

Two white-glazed anhua-decorated stem cups. Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 The smaller with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and decorated in relief on the interior with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, all under a blue-tinted white glaze; the larger with broad bowl, the interior decorated in relief with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) below the rim, all under a white glaze. 4 3/8 and 5 7/8 in. (11.2 and 15 cm.) diam. (2) Est. $3,000 - $5,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2008

A Longquan celadon stem cup. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon stem cup. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty The sturdily potted cup with well-rounded sides and slightly everted rim, supported on a partly hollowed, spreading stem imitating a section of bamboo, covered overall with an unctuous green glaze except the footrim, burnt brick-red in the firing. 14cm (5½in) high. Sold for £4,560 Footnote: For similar examples of Longquan celadon stem cups, see J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, 2001, p.463, pls.16:2 and 16:3; see also J. Ayers, The... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2008

A Blue And White Stem Cup With 'Lança' Characters, Mark And Period Of Qianlong

A Blue And White Stem Cup With 'Lança' Characters, Mark And Period Of Qianlong the steep slightly flaring sides decorated with a frieze of lança characters enclosed by a lotus scroll, the splayed stem encircled by a band of petal lappets, a collar of florettes and interlinked tassels, the interior painted with a stylised flowerhead. 9.8cm high. Estimate 3,000—5,000 AUD PROVENANCE: Sold Christies 1 October 1991 lot 963 A similar stem cup was sold in our Hong Kong rooms 11 April 2008, lot 3057 Sotheby's. The... [Lire la suite]