03 février 2016

Covered jar decorated with goldfish and aquatic plants, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, 1522 - 1566

Covered jar decorated with goldfish and aquatic plants, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, 1522 - 1566. Excavated in the eastern suburbs of Beijing in 1955. Porcelain with five-color enamels, wucai, height 46 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing Underglaze blue and overglaze enamel colors decorate this massive wine jar with a continuous scene of large golden carp swimming among various water weeds and lotus flowers. On the base a six-character imperial reign mark reads: "Made in the... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Wucai ware vase with fish amid waves, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573 - 1620)

Wucai ware vase with fish amid waves, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period (1573 - 1620), Jingdezhen Zhushan kiln-sites, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue and polychrome overglaze enamels, 17.3 cm (height), 10.1 cm (diameter), at base 5.8 cm (diameter). Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947. EAX.1191. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
20 janvier 2016

A wucai baluster jar with women making music, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660

A wucai baluster jar with women making music, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660, porcelain, h 46cm × d 20cm. AK-NM-6462. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.  Baluster jar at a slightly indented, unglazed bottom and spreading foot. High neck with ribbed and brown glazed rim . Decorated in underglaze blue and two shades different emails : two shades of green , dark and light iron red, black and yellow. The contours of the painting are black enamel . On one side, a landscape with a lady and four female servants , two with large... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2016

Wucai square bottle, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660

Wucai square bottle, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660, porcelain, h 34cm × d 9cm × w 11.5cm × l 11.6cm. AK-RBK-1955-8. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.  Square vase with flat, unglazed bottom. Straight walls , flat shoulders and wide, spreading neck. Decorated in underglaze blue and emails : three shades of green, iron red , black, yellow and aubergine. The four walls are painted with different scenes. The first wall shows an immortal on a crane with a group of bystanders pointing to him ; the second shows a goddess and... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2016

Small wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660

  Small wucai sleeve vase, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660, porcelain, h 19.7cm × d 7.5cm. AK-NM-6445-A. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.  with an unglazed flat bottom, a short flared neck with a brown lip. Painted in underglaze blue and red, yellow, green and aubergine - colored enamels with an independent scholar and his servant with a turkey on a rock and banana tree.  Provenance: Jean Theodore Royer, 1885. 
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20 janvier 2016

Wucai box with a dignitary, servants and children playing on a terrace, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660

Wucai box with a dignitary, servants and children playing on a terrace, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660, porcelain, h 17cm × d 30.5cm. AK-NM-6376. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Box on thick foot ring and domed lid. Around the edge on the inside of the box and the lid a large , irregular and unglazed band. The exterior is decorated in underglaze blue and emails : iron red , three shades of green , yellow, black and aubergine. On the cover a performance containing a dignitary seated on a terrace with servants ; a kneeling... [Lire la suite]


20 janvier 2016

A wucai baluster vase with figures in a landscape, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660

A wucai baluster vase with figures in a landscape, Shunzhi period, c.1645-1660, porcelain, h 21.5cm × d 5.8cm. AK-NM-6459. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Baluster vase on flat unglazed bottom. High , spreading neck and lid with knob. Decorated in underglaze blue and two shades of several emails : two shades of green, iron red, black, eggplant and yellow. On the wall of the vase a landscape containing a official three-attendants. The show is completed by a large banana plant. Around the neck peonies and rocks... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2016

Wucai pear-shaped bottle vase with bamboo, prunus, pine and birds in a landscape, Wanli period, c. 1575 - c. 1600

Wucai pear-shaped bottle vase with bamboo, prunus, pine and birds in a landscape, Wanli period, c. 1575 - c. 1600, porcelain, h 51.8cm × d 7.9cm. AK-NM-12465. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Pear-shaped porcelain vase with thickening modeled in lotus leaves at the top of the neck painted in underglaze blue and enamel green, red, yellow and black. The body with a continuous landscape with bamboo , prunus and pine trees, birds and clouds. On the neck cartouches with peach or peony flower on a napkin under work again above a... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2015

A pair of wucai beaker vases, Transitional period, circa 1635-50

Lot 6. A pair of wucai beaker vases, Transitional period, circa 1635-50. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Vividly painted with fruiting and flowering plants growing from rockwork, a pair of pheasants on the necks and a peacock on the flaring lower section - 20 ¾ in. (50.8 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
24 décembre 2015

An unusual wucai saucer dish, 17th century

Lot 4. An unusual wucai saucer dish, 17th century. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Enameled at the center with flowering prunus branches and peonies, the border with fruits inside cartouches on an iron-red ground, berried branches on the reverse and a blue underglaze flower emblem mark - 15 in. (38.1 cm.) diameter Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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