15 novembre 2013

A very rare blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' auspicious rectangular plaque, Zhengde

A very rare blue and white 'Daoist Immortals' auspicious rectangular plaque, Zhengde. Photo courtesy Bonhams The heavily-potted plaque featuring a devotional scene of Shoulao lecturing on a flat rock pedestal before a glowing mandorla issuing a wisp of energy forming the character shou, the God of Immortality seated on a deerskin rug and beside a plate of peaches and an incense burner, his elderly facial features including hairy eyebrows and beard framed by his pronounced large cranium, wearing loose garments with his... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2013

La collection de porcelaines chinoises de la Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida à Lisbonne

Aiguière Gomil "D. Manuel", Dynastie Ming, Règne Zhengde (1506-1521). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Kendi, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Kendi, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Jarre aux carpes, Dynastie Ming, Règne Jiajing (1522-1566). Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbonne Plat "Fontanges". Porcelaine chinoise d'exportation, vers 1722, dynastie Qing, règne Kangxi... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2013

Chandelier à décor d'inscriptions persanes, règne de Zhengde (1506-1521)

Chandelier à décor d'inscriptions persanes, règne de Zhengde (1506-1521), décor bleu et blanc, porcelaine. Hauteur : 0.150 m. Longueur : 0.140 m. Collection Ernest Grandidier. G4586. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Mathieu Ravaux Inscription en persan : "Je suis parvenu d'un seul coup au comble du malheur, source de tous les chagrins".
27 juin 2012

Large bowl with underglaze blue decoration of lotus pond. Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign (1506-1521)

Large bowl with underglaze blue decoration of lotus pond. Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign (1506-1521) © National Palace Museum
19 mai 2012

Dish with green dragon design, Ming dynasty, Zhengde (1506-1521).

Dish with green dragon design, porcelain with green enamel - copper-oxide enamel. Diam: 8 3/4 in.. Ming dynasty, Zhengde (1506-1521). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly. Accession number: 60.86. Indianapolis Museum of Art © 2012 IMA  Provenance: [Mathias Komor] (in March 1951 cat., no. 55 as Zhengde period). Eli Lilly ($700.)
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02 novembre 2011

A blue and white jar, guan. Zhengde

A blue and white jar, guan. Zhengde. Photo Bonhams Thickly potted and boldly painted with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, amid continuous scrolling leaves above stiff lappets at the tapering foot and below a band of lotus blooms and scrolls at the shoulder and further blooms at the neck. 27.5cm (10¾in) high. Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000, CNY 79,000 - 120,000, HK$ 97,000 - 140,000  Note: Compare a similar jar sold in these rooms, 12 May 2011, lot 301 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 10 Nov 2011, New Bond Street ... [Lire la suite]


27 mai 2011

Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover & quatrelobed incense burner. Ming dynasty

An Arabic-inscribed circular bronze box and cover. Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of large circular form, the cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic invocation within a circular border cast with continous foliate wavy scroll, the base cast with apocryphal Zhengde two-character mark. 23.8cm wide. (2). Estimate: HK$300,000 - 500,000, US$ 39,000 - 64,000. Unsold 明 梵字紋圓蓋盒 陽文「正德」篆書款 The inscription on this box is the bismallah, the formula which appears at the start of every sutra or chapter in the Qur'an, and appears... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

Ming blue and white @ Christie's. For Imperial Appreciation: Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Greenwald Collection

A rare Ming blue and white brushrest. Zhengde six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1506-1521). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as five scalloped peaks on a waisted rectangular base, each side painted with sprays of lingzhi fungus surrounding a diamond panel enclosing a square inscribed in Arabic, with a double-line border tracing the edges of the peaks, the shaped platform base with scrolled strapwork linked by ruyi-heads at the corners and at the centre of each side, the flat underside with a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty wucai and yellow and green glazed porcelains @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York

A rare wucai sweetmeat box and cover. Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619). photo Christie's Ltd 2010  The domed cover painted around the bud-form finial with opposed dragons in underglaze blue and iron red chasing flaming pearls amidst crashing waves rendered in green enamel, above a band of flowers and rockwork repeated on the box, the interior divided into seven lobed compartments forming a large flowerhead and painted en suite with butterflies amidst flowers... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2010

Chinese Blue & White porcelains @ Doyle New York

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Meiping, Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York. Delicately drawn with a wide band of foliate lotus and leafy vines between upright overlapping plantain leaves at the foot and pendant lotus panels on the shoulder, the neck with four stylized flowerheads, above a small border of stylized double peach and scrolls. Height 9 3/4 inches. Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. For a similar example see Christie's, Hong Kong, Master Works of Chinese Art, November 5 & 6, 1997,... [Lire la suite]


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