12 septembre 2012

A Rare Turquoise-Ground Enameled 'Lingzhi' Vase. Yongzheng Mark And Period

A Rare Turquoise-Ground Enameled 'Lingzhi' Vase. Yongzheng Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's the slender ovoid body surmounted by a tall, gently waisted neck with a flared rim, enameled on one side in rich ruby colors with a lingzhi spray, the gnarled stalks each with a naturalistic splayed head painted in shaded tones of purple, aubergine, pale orange and yellow with penciled line details, all reserved on an even turquoise enamel ground, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2012

A famille rose turquoise-ground, baluster vase. Jiaqing iron-red seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

A famille rose turquoise-ground, baluster vase. Jiaqing  iron-red  seal mark and of the period  (1796-1820) . photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vase is decorated with bats surrounded by large stylised lotus blooms with delicately painted leafy stems, all below a large ruyi-shaped band to the shoulder; 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high. Lot 379. Estimate £80,000 - £120,000 Notes: The lotus scroll decoration on this vase is very similar in style and quality to a Jiaqing... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2011

A Turquoise-Ground grisaille-decorated bowl. Daya Zhai mark. Guangxu Period, Qing dynasty

A Turquoise-Ground grisaille-decorated bowl.  Daya Zhai mark. Guangxu Period, Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, decorated to the exterior in grisaille with leafy branches bearing large chrysanthemum and mallow blossoms below a songbird in flight, inscribed in iron-red near the rim with the Daya Zhai mark and a seal reading tiandi yijia chun ('heaven and earth enjoying spring as one'), all reserved against a bright turquoise ground, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2011

A Turquoise-Ground famille rose vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A Turquoise-Ground famille rose vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and flaring gilt rim, painted in bright enamels with scattered leafy sprays of large floral blooms including peony, lotus, rose, prunus and hibiscus, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground pencilled with grisaille markings simulating turquoise matrix; 39.3cm., 15 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 25,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2011

A famille-rose Turquoise-Ground wall vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A famille-rose Turquoise-Ground wall vase. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo Sotheby's the flat-back vessel with a compressed globular body surmounted by a flaring mouth with three circular openings on the top, the body centred with a stylised lotus surrounded by further florets borne on meandering foliate scrolls, all outlined in gilt and reserved on a turquoise ground, the wide trumpet mouth similarly decorated with lotus blossoms and undulating foliage, between pendant ruyi heads and formalised upright leaf motifs, the three... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2011

A very large pair of famille rose turquoise-ground 'peach' fishbowls. Da Ya Zhai marks, Guangxu

A very large pair of famille rose turquoise-ground 'peach' fishbowls. Da Ya Zhai marks, Guangxu.  Photo Bonhams Each enamelled with large leafy gnarled peach trees amidst nandina sprays, the trees bearing peach on one side, and peach blossom on the reverse, all reserved on a turquoise ground, with a key-fret border on yellow ground below the lipped rim enamelled with chrysanthemum scrolls, each bowl with an oval iron-red Da Ya Zhai mark within an oval frame flanked by a pair of dragons pursuing the flaming pearl... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing,. photo courtesy Sotheby's robustly potted, the tall upright floral lobed wall divided into two horizontal registers by a raised gilt fillet in the centre, further divided into twelve rectangular sections, each panel decorated with a single vignette containing a foreign tribute bearer dressed in European attire carrying either vases filled with branches, bolts of cloth or other gifts, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground with... [Lire la suite]


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