06 novembre 2016

An unusual 'Jizhou' brushrest and water dropper, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Lot 292. An unusual 'Jizhou' brushrest and water dropper, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Estimate GBP 4,000 — 6,000. Photo Sotheby's. moulded in the form of five peaks and decorated to each side with figures amongst trees and a dragon, with a short cylindrical spout to one end, covered in an amber glaze stopping short of the base to reveal a pale buff body; 9.8 cm, 3 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM 

24 juillet 2016

A Junyao water dropper, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 15. A Junyao water dropper, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-13th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The conjoined pomegranate water dropper has two small holes towards the top of each fruit and is covered overall with an milky-blue tone glaze that falls in an irregular line to the foot. 4 in. (10.16 cm.) wide. The small cup that was originally attached to this water droppers is missing with some associated glaze loss - few collection marks in black to the base of one pomegranate  - an area of glaze... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 1461, Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each modeled with the ducks swimming side by side, with a circular aperture on the back opening to the hollow bodies freely painted with plumage in shades of blue, the beak of one pierced to form a spout. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CORNELIA GUEST, FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF C.Z. AND WINSTON... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2016

An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2472. An underglaze blue and iron-decorated water dropper in the form of the Geumgang Mountains, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€9,305). Photo Bonhams Of irregular oval silhouette displaying two opposing Buddhist shrines nestled amid finger-like peaks that also disguise an air hole at the top and a tiny water spot to one side, the surfaces colored with iron and cobalt washes beneath a glaze of pale blue-green hue that intensifies in color where thickly pooled, the glaze also covering the recessed... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2016

A group of three Qingbai-glazed water droppers, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 829. A group of three Qingbai-glazed water droppers, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Estimate 1.000/1.500 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel L. 5,8-8,6 cm. Few small chips Property from an old European private collection  Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  08/12/2015
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09 août 2015

Porcelain water dropper with pale blue glaze, qingbai ware, Jingdezhen kilns, south China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Porcelain water dropper with pale blue glaze, qingbai ware, Jingdezhen kilns, south China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height: 6.5 cm. Museum no.FE.15-2001. Given by Peter Harris on behalf of his brother Mike Harris [2007] © V&A Images This water dropper was made during the Song dynasty (960-1279), the classical period in the history of Chinese ceramics. Kilns appeared in all parts of China, each kiln with its own specialized products. Centuries later they were much sought after by... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2015

A blue and white frog-form water dropper, Vietnam, circa 15th century

A blue and white frog-form water dropper, Vietnam, circa 15th century. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The large water dropper is molded in the shape of a seated frog with a circular aperture behind the head and a short cylindrical spout in the middle of its mouth. The head is detailed in blue line and the body is decorated allover with flecks of blue. 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) long Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1988. Literature: Adrian M.... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A susancai toad-form water dropper, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A susancai toad-form water dropper, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's Length 6 1/2 in., 16.6 cm Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2000. The lowly toad has long occupied a significant role in Chinese iconography. A very well modeled pottery toad in the Luoyang museum dating back to the Xia dynasty (2070-1600 BC) attests to both the longevity and popularity of the animal. The toad’s association with water and darkness somehow evolves to the animal’s influence over rain and pareidolic appearance on the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A red glass water dropper and spoon, Wheel-cut mark and period of Yongzheng

A red glass water dropper and spoon, Wheel-cut mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the transparent ruby-red globular body rising from a flat base to an incurved mouthrim, the base wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within double squares, together with a metal spoon with an arched handle terminating with a dragon's head and a pearl set in its opened mouth; 5.6 cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD Note: A slightly smaller yellow glass waterdropper, also bearing a wheel-cut Yongzheng mark and of the... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2013

A lavender-glazed square 'parcel' water dropper, Early Qing dynasty

A lavender-glazed square 'parcel' water dropper, Early Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams Potted in the form of a square water pot set with a spout on one side and an air hole on the other side, wrapped in a cloth tied in a knot at the top, the creamy glaze of lavender blue colour, the base with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark in underglaze-blue. 5.2cm wide. Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€2,900 - 4,800) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013... [Lire la suite]