02 mai 2019

A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 156. A large aubergine and turquoise-glazed 'Cadogan' teapot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,734 - USD 10,312). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The peach-shaped ewer is covered overall in a deep aubergine glaze, and the spout and handle are shaped as gnarled branches sprouting delicate turquoise-glazed leaves.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019

19 avril 2017

An aubergine and turquoise-glazed fahua-type baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 144. An aubergine and turquoise-glazed fahua-type baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1620), 46.2cm (18 1/4in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,500). Photo: Bonhams. Of elegant baluster form, flanked by a pair of handles moulded in the form of feathery peony flowers and leaves, the bulbous body decorated with large chrysanthemums and leaves enamelled in turquoise and white on a lustrous purple-aubergine ground. Provenance: Lady Ward, possibly Irene Mary Bewick, Baroness Ward of Tyneside (1895-1980),... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

An aubergine and turquoise-glazed lotus-form water dropper, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

An aubergine and turquoise-glazed lotus-form water dropper, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's Length 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm Provenance: Vermeer & Griggs Asian Art, Atlanta, 1999. Naturalistically modeled objects have graced the scholar’s desk since at least the Song dynasty. Using natural forms as inspiration to bring the outdoors into the scholar’s realm as both muse and decoration provokes an interesting paradox. Man-made representations of nature, no matter how exquisite, are inherently unnatural. This conceit... [Lire la suite]