11 novembre 2013

An anhua-decorated turquoise-glazed 'dragon' vase, 18th century

An anhua-decorated turquoise-glazed 'dragon' vase, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams The bulbous body delicately incised with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid cloud scrolls, a further five-clawed dragon on the neck in pursuit of the same pearl beneath a border of classic scroll at the rim, the exterior and inside of the neck all covered in a glossy turquoise glaze showing a fine craquelure. 39cm (15 3/8in) high. Sold for £5,000 (€5,986) Compare a related turquoise-glazed bottle... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2013

A light turquoise-glazed shufu-type bowl, Yuan dynasty

A light turquoise-glazed shufu-type bowl, Yuan dynasty.  Stand slightly chipped with short hairline. D. 18,3 cm. Estimate 1800/2600 € Property from an European private collection. Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
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22 septembre 2013

A turquoise-glazed pottery house model, Persia, 12th-13th century

A turquoise-glazed pottery house model, Persia, 12th-13th century. Photo: Sotheby's of rectangular form, with moulded decoration comprising an animal pen to the top containing various quadrupeds with an aperture in the centre, the sides also with open roundels and one main rectangular opening, covered with a bright turquoise glaze: 20.5 by 15.1cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP This interesting piece belongs to a surviving group of glazed ceramic house models, believed to date from the late/post-Seljuq... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2013

Two monumental turquoise-glazed calligraphic tiles, signed by Yusuf Ibn ‘Ali [Ibn] Muhammad Ibn Abi [Tahir], probably Kashan

Two monumental turquoise-glazed calligraphic tiles, signed by Yusuf Ibn ‘Ali [Ibn] Muhammad Ibn Abi [Tahir], probably Kashan, Persia, 13th century. Photo: Sotheby's comprising two tile panels with a turquoise glaze and moulded calligraphic decoration along the borders, featuring a central rectangular moulded border containing further calligraphy; 113.5 by 41.5cm. Estimation  80,000 — 120,000 GBP  PROPERTY FROM THE GUERRAND-HERMÈS COLLECTION Inscriptions: Right border:  Qur’an, chapter II (al-baqara),... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2013

A rare turquoise-glazed ovoid vase, China, incised six-character Kangxi mark and of the period.

A rare turquoise-glazed ovoid vase, China, incised six-character Kangxi mark and of the period. Photo Nagel Auktionen The elongated ovoid body is surmounted by a reel-shaped neck below a flared rim, covered inside and out with a deep turquoise glaze suffused with a network of fine crackle, the base similarly glazed to cover the encircled mark - Very small glaze imperfection to the mouth rim. H. 22,5 cm. Estimate 30 000/50 000 € Turquoise is among the rarest of glaze colours found on marked Imperial... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2012

A Turquoise-Glazed Vase, Yuhuchunping. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

A Turquoise-Glazed Vase, Yuhuchunping. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century - Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising to a waisted neck with a broad flared mouth, supported on a slightly splayed foot, applied overall with a bright turquoise-blue glaze stopping neatly at the foot; 33cm., 13in. stimation: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 13,750 GBP PROVENANCE: Acquired in Amsterdam, 1993. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com


04 octobre 2012

A Fine and Rare Turquoise-Glazed Bottle Vase. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong

A Fine and Rare Turquoise-Glazed Bottle Vase. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong - Photo Sotheby's  of ovoid form, beautifully potted with swelling rounded sides rising from a gently splayed foot to a cylindrical neck, applied overall with a brilliant turquoise glaze suffused with minute crackling and pooling delicately above the white footring to form a band of darker tone, the base similarly glazed and incised with a six-character seal mark; 25.8 cm., 10... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2012

Sotheby's Hong Kong to hold Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sales on 9 October 2012

Pair of Yellow-Ground Famille-Rose Double-Gourd Vase. Est. HK$40 – 60 million / US$5.1 – 7.7 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to announce that the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Autumn Sale Series 2012 will take place on 9 October 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale will offer a fine selection of Chinese art from the Ming and Qing dynasties, highlighting imperial porcelains from the collections of Dr. Alice Cheng and J.M. Hu, The Meiyintang Collection (Part... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2012

A Rare Turquoise-Glazed Stand . Yongzheng Four-Character Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period (1723-1735)

A Rare Turquoise-Glazed Stand . Yongzheng Four-Character Incised Seal Mark And Of The Period (1723-1735) . Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The stand is of shallow dish shape with rounded sides that rise to an everted rim, and is covered overall, and on the foot and base, with a deep turquoise glaze that pools on the shallow foot. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Notes: Compare the Yongzheng-marked dish of related shape, but with a subtle bow-string band encircling the exterior, and covered... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2012

Pair of Vases. Porcelain: 1st quarter 18th century; Mounts: 19th century

Pair of Vases. Porcelain: 1st quarter 18th century; Mounts: 19th century. Porcelain with glaze turquoise and French ormolu mounts. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm). Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, before 1897. 49.1776, 49.1777. The Walters Art Museum.  Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, prior to 1897 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.


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