22 avril 2014

Kangxi blue and white porcelain at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 9.5.2014

A fine blossom-shaped blue and white porcelain bowl, China, Kangxi seal mark and period. Photo Nagel. Rim frits, partly polished, few fine filled hairlines. D. 34,3 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from a South German private collection A good pair of blue and white porcelain bowls with figural scenes, China, Chenghua marks, Kangxi period. Photo Nagel. Good condion. D. 11,6 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from an old German private collection Former collection Selma... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

A  rare blue and white hookah base, China, Transitional period

A  rare blue and white hookah base, China, Transitional period. Photo Nagel. The body of bell shape rising from a flat base to a broad tapering mouth, freely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with Lotus ands flower branches amidst rocks. Small re-struck chip to mouth rim. H. 18,2 cm. Estimate 600/1000 € Property from an old European collection. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 9.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/

22 avril 2014

An unusual blue and white decorated porcelain stemcup, China, 17th century

An unusual blue and white decorated porcelain stemcup, China, 17th century. Photo Nagel. Good condition. H. 16,7 cm. Estimate 2000/3000 € Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 9.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
22 avril 2014

Three Wanli porcelain at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 9.5.2014

A large blue and white Swatow dragon bowl, China, Wanli period. Photo Nagel. Few small rim chips or frits. D. 39,7 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 € Property from an old European private collection, bought in Asia in the 1960's  A lotos-shaped blue and white and iron-red decorated porcelain dish, China, Wanli six-character mark and period. Photo Nagel. Rim restored. D. 17,7 cm. Estimate 1000/1500 € Property from an old German private collection A blue and white porcelain... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

An extremely rare blue and white archaistic vase, zun, Kangxi

An extremely rare blue and white archaistic vase, zun, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Of archaistic form, the design inspired by ancient bronze vessels, with four arresting taotie masks painted around the body, surrounded by a continuous design of chilong, stylised rabbits and deer and crescent moons separated by a pattern of flanges with angled edges, flanked on both sides by an archaistic loop handle. 45cm (17 3/4in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000) Property from the collection of Jacques and Galila Hollander Jacques... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A fine and rare large blue and white fishbowl, Kangxi

A fine and rare large blue and white fishbowl, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Painted around the body with various depictions of women engaged in domestic activities, two working a loom, two more tending to a table, while in front of them a further couple converse in a walled courtyard, each scene separated by floral borders, a pattern of decorative lappets around the foot. 51cm (20 1/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€36,000 - 61,000) Provenance: a distinguished European private collection The present blue and white fishbowl... [Lire la suite]


20 avril 2014

A fine blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi

A fine blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Of rounded form with high walls rising to the everted rim, supported on a short foot, finely painted around the exterior in varying tones of blue with two pairs of confronted descending phoenix flanking an unmbrella above a peony blossom, below the rim painted on both sides with peony sprays, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a phoenix amidst peony. 20.7cm (8 1/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,100) ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi

A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Each painted in a lively style in a vibrant underglaze blue with four lobed cartouches each containing an archaistic gu vase and books beneath two fan-shaped cartouches enclosing a scholar with a fan on a terrace, all beneath further books and scrolls, the cartouches each flanked by a leafy spray of peony beneath long stems issuing blossoming lotus, the covers each with precious objects on the top bordered by upwards and downwards-pointing foliate palmettes. Each... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2014

A pair of blue and white baluster 'boys' vases, Kangxi

A pair of blue and white baluster 'boys' vases, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Each painted with a continuous procession of seven boys amidst plantain trees and clouds, carrying flags, gifts, and vases of lotus flowers, one riding a striding qilin and holding a ruyi, the short neck decorated with auspicious Buddhist emblems. 22.7cm (9in) high (2). Estimate £2,500 - 4,000 (€3,000 - 4,900) Provenance: a British private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 - www.bonhams.com
20 avril 2014

A blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi

A blue and white baluster vase, Kangxi. Photo Bonhams. Boldly painted in a vivid blue colbalt with alternating panels of long-tailed birds amongst prunus or peony and hermits outside their retreats, the mountains rising high above them, the shoulder and foot with bands of moulded foliate lappets enclosing peony, the tall neck with two more mountainous scenes separated by a moulded band. 43.5cm (17 1/8in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 10,000 (€7,300 - 12,000) Provenance: a British private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART,... [Lire la suite]


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