14 mai 2019

A very rare carved biscuit porcelain 'Eight Horses of Muwang' brushpot, bitong, Signed Liang, 19th century

Lot 34. A very rare carved biscuit porcelain 'Eight Horses of Muwang' brushpot, bitong, Signed Liang, 19th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,800 - 9,200). Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,882). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of cylindrical form naturalistically modelled imitating bamboo with pin-prick marks on the rim, intricately and deftly carved around the body in various levels of relief with a continuous scene of eight horses and five grooms within a mountainous riverscape with rocky... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2019

A rare carved biscuit porcelain 'bamboo' tool holder, Signed Chen Guozhi, 19th century

Lot 33. A rare carved biscuit porcelain 'bamboo' tool holder, Signed Chen Guozhi, 19th century; 7.7cm (3 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 1,000 - 2,000 (€ 1,200 - 2,300). Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly and naturalistically formed in the shape of a hollowed bamboo tube with nodules and incised grain on the rims, finely carved around the exterior with three goldfish in low relief amidst finely incised water plants, box. Provenance: an English private collection. Note: Chen... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

Carved biscuit porcelain ink stone and cover, Qing Dynasty, Daoguang-Guangxu period (1821–1908)

Carved biscuit porcelain ink stone and cover, Qing Dynasty, Daoguang-Guangxu period (1821–1908). Diameter: 4 3/4 inches, 12 cm. Height: 1 1/4 inches, 3.2 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art An unglazed biscuit porcelain ink grinding stone of circular form, contained within a circular box. The flat cover is carved in high relief with a butterfly flying among branches of plum blossoms and buds. The scene is encircled by a raised band. The concave ink-grinding slab is raised from the box and set in a deep water-pool... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

Carved biscuit porcelain box, Qing dynasty, mark and period of Daoguang (1821–1850)

Carved biscuit porcelain box, Qing dynasty, mark and period of Daoguang (1821–1850). Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11.2 cm. Height: 2 3/8 inches, 6 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art An unglazed biscuit carved porcelain box of circular form, supported on a short, straight foot. The domed top is carved in high relief with two magpies on a branch of a leafy pomegranate tree that bears fruit. The side of the box is decorated with a densely carved design of lotuses with tendrils. The rims of both the... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Pair of famille verte biscuit porcelain groups of Middle Eastern merchants seated astride standing Buddhist lions, Early Kangxi

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain groups of Middle Eastern merchants seated astride standing Buddhist lions, Early Kangxi, circa 1680; 6 7/8 inches, 17.5 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. each with open mouth and upright tail, the merchants wearing peeked striped caps with detailed hair-work to their faces, and wearing harlequin style jackets, the yellow-ground lions with moulded trappings, a bell and flames to their bodies all on openwork rectangular shaped stands with chamfered... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille noire biscuit porcelain hexagonal openwork teapot and cover, Early Kangxi, circa 1680

Chinese famille  noire biscuit porcelain hexagonal openwork teapot and cover, Early Kangxi, circa 1680; 5 7/8 inches, 15 cm total height, 6 1/8 inches, 15.5 cm handle to spout. Price on request. © Marchant. the reticulated body modelled with six panels of the ‘Three Friends of Winter’, sanyou, pine, prunus and bamboo above a moulded band of lotus petals beneath a flower head band in iron-red and gilt on a continuous scrolling green branch at the shoulder, with ruyi-head, hexagonal diaper and cash on... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2017

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain square trays, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain square trays, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 5 ¼ inches, 13.3 cm diameter. Price on request. © Marchant. each with flat rims, painted with a standing phoenix bird on rockwork amongst peony and magnolia, one with a lingzhi branch the other with an insect in flight, the undersides with four different branches of flowers including prunus and camellia. The bases with four-character marks of Yu hai tang zhi, ‘made for the Hall of the Jade Sea’ in black... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain water dropper, shuizhu, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain water dropper, shuizhu, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 5 ¾ inches, 14.6 cm long. Price on request. © Marchant. of a recumbent piebald horse on a green glazed leaf-form base, with head turned to the side beneath its long flowing segmented mane and forelock falling between the pricked ears, the front legs bent as if about to stand, covered on the body with dark brown enamel patches on a pale cream translucent ground, the back with open oval aperture, the tail and mane... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain ‘piggyback’ group, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain ‘piggyback’ group, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 8 7/8 inches, 22.6 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. modelled as a standing smiling young man wearing long yellow ground floral robes and the official badge of a first-grade civil mandarin beneath three button tied clasps carrying a younger boy on his back who wears an aubergine ground flower head jacket, the base unglazed. Condition: 2 fingers of right hand of boy restored, top knot repair. ... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Pair of famille verte biscuit porcelain large models of seated Buddhist lions on openwork rectangular stands, Early Kangxi

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain large models of seated Buddhist lions on openwork rectangular stands, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 14 inches, 35.7 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. the male with a reticulated ball of cash-pattern simulating a brocade ball under his front left raised paw, the female with a cub climbing up her front raised right paw, each covered on the body in a translucent pale green glaze with relief hairwork to the mane and spine heightened in dark green and blue... [Lire la suite]