29 mars 2014

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A white anhua lotus double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted of double-gourd form with a compressed globular bulb surmounted by an upper bulb sweeping up to a tapered mouthrim, the body incised with a fine anhua decoration and covered in a transparent glaze, the lower body incised with a band of wide petal lappets encircling the foot, below a band of floral scroll issuing leafy tendrils and various blossoming flowers including lotus, all below a 'classic' scroll band under the waist, the upper... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2013

A white-glazed 'anhua' stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A white-glazed 'anhua' stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Photo Sotheby's incised on the exterior with eight detached lotus blossoms each supporting one of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' evenly spaced around the sides, with a band of ruyi-heads below, raised on a pedestal foot incised with four detached florets, six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line inside the foot. Diameter 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000. Unsold PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM AND JENNIFER SHAW ... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2013

An extremely rare blue and white anhua 'phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Xuande

An extremely rare blue and white anhua 'phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Xuande - Sotheby's the deep rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot and rising to a wide everted rim, painted in bright underglaze cobalt accented with 'heaping and piling', the interior with a phoenix roundel with a male bird confronting a female bird among lotus scrolls, distinguished by their plain and serrated tail feathers, below a faint anhua decoration of phoenix and lotus around the inside walls and a 'classic'... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2013

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a gently everted rim, delicately incised with an anhuadesign of two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylized flames, covered overall in an even white glaze, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.35 cm. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD PROVENANCE: A gift to the current owner from Robert West, New York. Mr. West bequeathed the... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2012

An Anhua And Incised White-Glazed Bowl, Lianzi Wan. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period - Sotheby's

An Anhua And Incised White-Glazed Bowl, Lianzi Wan. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, decorated in anhua to the interior with a floral medallion, enclosed by radiating stiff petal lappets below a band of breaking waves at the rim, the exterior incised with an undulating floral scroll bearing alternating chrysanthemum and camellia blossoms below a keyfret band, applied overall with a milky-white glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 21cm., 8 1/4... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2012

A very fine and rare anhua wintergreen or celadon glazed porcelain dish with shou character, mark and period of Yongzheng

A very fine and rare anhua wintergreen or celadon glazed porcelain dish with shou character, China, underglaze blue six-character mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Nagel The dish has shallow rounded sides, flat base and low ring foot. The centre of the interior is decorated with a stylized shou (longevity) character surrounded by clouds and waves within a single-line medallion outside of which is a band of waves. The underside is decorated with a design of waves around the base. All the designs are finely engraved... [Lire la suite]


13 mai 2012

Stem cup with petal design. Ming dynasty, Xuande period, AD 1426–1435.

  Stem cup with petal design. Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Xuande period, AD 1426–1435. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. Registration number: PDF.404. © Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain stem cup with everted mouth-rim. The stem cup has a white body with a blue tinged glaze on the interior. There is an 'anhua' slip petal design on the interior. Height: 116... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2012

Dish with flower scroll. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403-1424.

Dish with flower scroll. Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze. Height: 40 millimetres. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403-1424. PDF 486.  Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. Bristish Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and clear glaze. There is an underglaze 'anhua' slip decoration of a flower scroll around the interior wall. Some of the finest white porcelains were made during the... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A small Famille-Verte and anhua decorated 'three fish' cup. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.

A small Famille-Verte and anhua decorated  'three fish' cup. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted, the steep sides rising from a small tapering foot to a flared rim, painted around the exterior with three long-tailed fish finely detailed in shaded tones as if they were swimming amidst clear waters, evenly spaced and interspersed with green pondweed, the interior decorated in anhua with a dragon and a phoenix, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2012

An outstanding blue and white and anhua 'dragon' stembow. Mark and period of Xuande

An outstanding blue and white and anhua 'dragon' stembow. Mark and period of Xuande.  Photo Sotheby's well potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim supported on a tall hollow foot slightly flaring at the base, the interior inscribed in the centre in underglaze blue with a sixcharacter reign mark in a double ring, the sides decorated in anhua ('hidden decoration') with a pair of striding dragons both moving in a counter-clockwise direction, the exterior painted in deep cobalt... [Lire la suite]


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