27 janvier 2022

Around the World in Blue and White: Selections from the William C. Weese Collection of Chinese Ceramics at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICH.- The technology and taste for blue and white porcelain originated in China in the fourteenth century, and quickly set off a worldwide craze that lasted five hundred years. Installed across four different galleries at UMMA, this exhibition explores that history and tracks the influence of blue and white ceramics across the globe. First commissioned by Muslim merchants living in China, blue and white porcelain found its way to Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, the eastern coast of the African... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2021

A pair of celadon ground underglaze blue and copper red beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2. A pair of celadon ground underglaze blue and copper red beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); H. 44.5 cm, 17½ in. Lot sold: 18,900 EUR (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each moulded in shallow reliefs with eight horses galopping or resting on the floor, the reverse with a large pine tree, the bark of the gnarled tree trunk naturalistically detailed in underglaze red, all reserved on a pale celadon ground save for the interior and the base left white, the... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2021

Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 641. A large and rare archaistic cloisonné enamel lozenge-shaped vase, gu, Early 18th century; 46.5cm (18 2/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 40,986). © Bonhams 2001-2021. The vase of lozenge section, cast as an archaic vessel with vertical flanges on the corners decorated with key-fret designs, the bulging mid-section with stylised taotie masks, the lower and upper sections similarly decorated with hanging plantain leaves dividing lotus sprays borne on tendrils, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2021

A Longquan celadon beaker vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 528. A Longquan celadon beaker vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 8in (20.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500. Sold for US$ 1,530 (€ 1,259). Courtesy Bonhams. Of archaic gu form, modeled with a flared neck withvase with trumpet neck and incised with leaf-form lappets, with a red character painted under the foot ring. Bonhams. Asian Decorative Works of Art, 15 Dec 2020, Los Angeles
18 décembre 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

  Lot 432. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 45.7 cm, 18 in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 119,700 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
16 octobre 2020

Two copper-red and celadon-decorated carved blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 1572. Two copper-red and celadon-decorated carved blue and white beaker vases, Kangxi six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 16 3/8 and 16 ¾ in. (41.5 and 42.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The neck is carved with a phoenix standing on a blue and celadon rock surrounded by peonies, the rounded mid-section is decorated with two chilong writhing amidst lingzhi, and the... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A copper-red and underglaze blue-decorated celadon-ground beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2143. A copper-red and underglaze blue-decorated celadon-ground beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck, bulbous middle section, and spreading foot are decorated with shaped rectangular panels depicting immortals and figural landscape scenes executed in underglaze blue with faint copper-red details. The panels are surrounded by carved... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen (1628-1644)

Lot 2138. A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen (1628-1644); 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is finely decorated on the neck with a continuous landscape scene, above a band of shaped ruyi heads on the midsection and pendent leaves on the lower section. Provenance: Private collection, Japan, acquired in the 1980s.  ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2132. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17¼ in. (43.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is well painted in bright blue tones with ogival-shaped reserves, each enclosing one of the Eight Immortals, four on the neck, two on the convex mid-section, and two on the lower body, all reserved on a diaper ground between various decorative borders. Provenance: Nuri Farhadi,... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2131. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is boldly painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a qilin on one side and a phoenix on the other, separated by tall flowering trees all between borders of key-fret at the neck and foot. A band of pine needles encircles the interior of the mouth, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]