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]
07 octobre 2013

An unusual celadon and russet jade 'Bixie' water dropper, Ming Dynasty

An unusual celadon and russet jade 'Bixie' water dropper, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. the mythical beast crouching low on its paws raising its head, with a large grinning mouth, bulging eyes framed by striated eyebrows, flaming haunches and a bifurcated tail, its curved body detailed in low relief with writhingchilong and taotie masks, and further hollowed and pierced with an aperture on its back and through its mouth, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A grey jade  bixie-form water dropper, Ming dynasty or earlier

A grey jade bixie-form water dropper, Ming dynasty or earlier. Photo: Sothebys. A gray jade  bixie-form water dropper, Ming dynasty or earlier. portrayed in a crouching position, the beast's large head crowned with two horns above heavy eyebrows, grasping a winged bowl in its mouth, drilled with a hole leading into the hollowed body, its back with a circular aperture, surrounded by archaistic motifs covering the body and terminating at the bifurcated tail, the gray... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Water droppers in the shape of a crab, China, Dehua, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Kangxi era (1662 - 1722), 1675 - 1725

  Water dropper in the shape of a crab, China, Dehua, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Kangxi era (1662 - 1722), 1675 - 1725. Porcelain, without painting. H. 5.2 cm, L 13.7 cm, depth 9.2 cm. PO 8477. Porcelain Collection. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Water dropper in the shape of a crab, China, Dehua, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Kangxi era (1662 - 1722), 1675 - 1725. Porcelain, without painting. H. 4,7 cm, L. 14,3 cm, B. 10 cm. PO 8478. Porcelain Collection. ©... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2012

A Blue and White Porcelain Water Dropper. Joseon dynasty (19th century)

A Blue and White Porcelain Water Dropper.Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Compressed and hexagonal, painted in underglaze blue on the top with a hexagonal panel within double lines of a dragon with flaming pearl amongst clouds, the sides painted with trigrams separated by scalloped clouds, the vessel additionally decorated with a glossy clear glaze save the inset ring foot, moulded with a short, cylindrical spout at the top edge; 2¾in. (7.2cm.) high; 4 3/8in. (11.4cm.) diameter -... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2012

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

Porcelain water dropper with pale blue glaze, qingbai ware, China, Song dynasty (960-1127). Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images Height: 6.5 cm. Given by Peter Harris on behalf of his brother Mike Harris (deceased). Museum number: FE.15-2001. 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]
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02 mars 2012

Xuande blue and white duck water dropper

Xuande blue and white duck water dropper 明宣德 青花鴛鴦水滴 © I. M. Chait Gallery Extremely rare, Chinese early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century Xuande Period, blue and white porcelain water dropper with original fluted cover: in the form of a pair of mandarin ducks with finely painted and detailed plumage in brilliant underglaze blue; highly pristine condition; L: 5" - Estimate $40,000-50,000 I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York City. Mar... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2010

Chinese Glass @ Bonhams, Hong Kong

A rare red glass bottle vase. Yongzheng four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of sumptuous globular form, skilfully moulded with a raised ridge at the shoulder and surmounted by a tall tapering neck, the glass of a rich mottled red colour suffused with bubbles and inclusions. 23cm high. Sold for HK$1,560,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 12 May 1988.Illustrated 出版: A Chorus of Colors, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, pp.50-51, no.24R.Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles... [Lire la suite]


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