17 septembre 2017

A rare famille-rose altar ornament, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 36. A rare famille-rose altar ornament, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 12 in., 30.4 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's. modeled as a 'flaming pearl' resting on an elaborate pedestal, the stylized emblem fashioned with a band of gilt-decorated iron red flaming wisps surrounding multi-colored lappets picked out with circular motifs, the pedestal elaborately decorated with bands of petals and foliate... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2011

A fine imperial famille rose buddhist emblem altar ornament 'chang'. Iron-red Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A fine imperial famille rose buddhist emblem altar ornament 'chang'. Iron-red Qianlong seal mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions Finely modeled and enamelled in bright tones in the form of a circular openwork medallion enclosing one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), panchang, sitting atop a lotus pod with recessed seeds nestled in a lotus blossom raised on a stem of chevrons flanked by openwork curling leaves, the whole raised on a domed base painted with petals and covered in turquoise enamel on the interior ... [Lire la suite]