02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London, 10 May 2011

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). The bowl 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam., the cover 9 7/8 in. (24.9 cm.) diam., total weight 1206g. Estimate £400,000 - £600,000 ($668,400 - $1,002,600). Price realised GBP 1,105,250. Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2011

Sacrificial Red (Jihong), Glazed Stem Cup (Gao Zu Bei). Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795

Sacrificial Red (Jihong), Glazed Stem Cup (Gao Zu Bei). Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Courtesy Vermeer & Griggs very rare stem cup (gaozu bei) with well potted flared sides raised on a tall conical stem foot, richly applied inside and out with a dark red, bubble suffused, orange peel  jihong glaze, also referred to as fresh red imitating Ming sacrificial red, xianhong. The Qing jihong glaze is thinner than the Ming xianhong glaze and the formulation is different but the results are very... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2010

Yuan Porcelains @ "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Plate with Peonies and Waves in Reverse Pattern, 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware); H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm), Diam. 17 13/16 in. (45.3 cm). Lent by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Eskenazi to Bring Chinese Treasures to New York

Parcel-gilt Silver Melon-shaped Box and Cover, Tang period, 618-907. Height: 8.0 cm. © Eskenazi NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and luxurious articles made for emperors, courtiers and scholars are the focus of the fifteenth annual New York exhibition staged by London gallery Eskenazi Ltd, one of the world’s leading dealers in Asian art. Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver and Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties will take place at the Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street , New York , from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 26... [Lire la suite]
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]