12 avril 2014

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701

A pair of wucai meiping, Kangxi period and dated to the Xinsi year corresponding to 1701.. Photo Sotheby's Height 12 in., 30.5 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Mrs. Colis P. Huntington.Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of David A. Berg, New York.Christie’s New York, 21st September 2000, lot 328.S. Marchant & Son, London 2002. Litterature: Gorer and Blacker, Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones, London 1911, vol. I, pl. 118. The vases each depict departure scenes of a... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai bowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Fu symbol in underglaze-blueDiameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm Provenance: Property from a Private New York Collection.Sotheby’s New York, 29th November 1994, lot 314.Berwald Oriental Art, London, 1996 One of a pair, this bowl is painted with figures seated in an idyllic landscape on one side and inscribed on the other. The inscription is a portion of a poem by the famous Tang dynasty poet Li Bai entitled Zou Bi Zeng Du Gu Fu Ma (A Quick Note to Officer Du Gu), which may be... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A wucai brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Height 6 1/2 in., 16.8 cm Provenance: Christie’s London, 6th June 2000, lot 357.A & J Speelman, London, 2001. Exposition: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, 2002, no. 13. A continuous scene depicts a scholar as he leans out from his study and gazes up at the moon. The moment of inspiration is echoed in the poetic inscription attributed to the Tang dynasty poet Wang Changling (698-756)... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm Provenance: Collection of Konrad Bernheimer, Germany. Seated, wearing humble attire, the elder statesman Jiang Ziya fishes by the side of the Wei River. Across from him stands King Wen of Zhou and his entourage. Before heading out on the hunting trip, the king had sought out a prophesy and was told he would return without game but with something much more valuable; a teacher. Upon meeting the white haired dignitary, King Wen of Zhou... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Diameter 20 3/8 in., 51.8 cm Provenance: Robert Rousset, Compagnie de la Chine de des Indes, Paris, 1950s.European Collection.Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 224.S. Marchant & Son, London, 2005. Intricately painted with a lively historically-set banquet scene, the dish conveys the luxurious aspect of imperial life. The emperor, seated on the high central dais with a large dragon roundel on his robe, wears a satisfied countenance as he observes... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

A large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A large wucai cylindrical vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's. Height 29 3/4 in., 74.5 cm Provenance: Tonying & Company, New York.St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.Christies New York, 30th March 2005, lot 396. This important vase is painted with a lively continuous scene taken from the Feng Shen Bang (Investiture of the Gods). Huang Feihu, Prince Wucheng of the Shang dynasty, and one of his younger brothers are depicted bowing before King Wu of the Zhou; acknowledging the ascension of a new... [Lire la suite]


03 avril 2014

Chine. Exceptionnelle paire de vases cornets en porcelaine à décor wucai, XVIIème, Période Transition, vers 1640

Chine. Exceptionnelle paire de vases cornets en porcelaine à décor wucai en bleu sous couverte et émaux polychromes sur couverte, XVIIème, Période Transition, vers 1640. Photo WETTERWALD & RANNOU-CASSEGRAIN de scènes de gynécées avec musiciennes et danseuses, mandarins assis autour d’une table, enfants dans des paysages, et à la base grenades et pêches de longévité. Adapté en Europe à la base et au col de montures en bronze doré de style rocaille H. avec bronze : 57,5 cm H. sans bronze : 50 cm. Estimation 30 000 € - 40 000 € ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2014

A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Longqing

A rare wucai 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Longqing. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously amid ruyi-shaped clouds and flames in mutual pursuit of a blue 'flaming pearl' in the centre, one dragon with an underglaze-blue body and an iron-red serrated spine and the other vice versa, an iron-red double-line bordering the medallion and rim, the exterior similarly decorated with four further... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2014

A wucai 'Flowers and Fruit' dish, mark and period of Wanli

A wucai 'Flowers and Fruit' dish, mark and period of Wanli. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior brightly decorated with bees hovering over a bowl of fruits and flowers atop a wood stand with acanthus-leaf feet, the bowl painted in underglaze blue with a key-fret band encircling the rim and stylised scrolls around the body, the blue and white bowl decorated with lotus flowers, bountifully arranged with a lotus flower, pomegranates, peaches, lychees, grapes... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2014

Trois petits vases en porcelaine wucai, Chine, Epoque Transition, XVIIIème siècle

Trois petits vases en porcelaine wucai, Chine, Epoque Transition, XVIIIème siècle. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan. Le plus grand balustre, à décor de lions et pivoines (égrenures au col et au pied), socle en bois ; un autre ovoïde, à décor de lions et pivoines; un troisième ovoïde à décor de chevaux et spirales, couvercle en bois. Hauteur : 17, 5 cm. (7 in.), 9,5 cm. (3¾ in.) et 9 cm. (3½ in.). Estimation : 1 000 / 1 500 € THREE SMALL WUCAI PORCELAIN VASES, CHINA, TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY Artcurial -... [Lire la suite]


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