25 avril 2012

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form with a central everted mouth surrounded by five small subsidiary spouts, all mounted with metal covers and engraved with figures inside roundels and alternating floral stems, the body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines, featuring a river landscape with bushy rocks, clouds, ducks and birds, scrolling arabesque designs to neck and foot, the reverse of base with pseudo-Chinese... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 21:47 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , ,

24 avril 2012

A fine and rare large blue and white hexagonal vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3239. A fine and rare large blue and white hexagonal vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 68 cm., 26 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000,000-9,000,000 HKD (587,147 — 880,721 EUR). Lot sold 8,420,000 HKD(823,963 EUR). Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted of hexagonal section, the baluster body with broad and angular shoulders, elegantly sloping up to a waisted neck and a flaring mouth, finely decorated in vivid tones of cobalt blue with a composite scroll extending around the sides... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

A massive blue and white 'Auspicious Treasures' punchbowl. Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3160. A massive blue and white  'Auspicious Treasures' punchbowl. Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 39.5 cm., 15 1/2 in. Estimate 300,000-400,000 HKD (29,357 — 39,143 EUR). Lot sold 980,000 HKD (95,901 EUR). photo Sotheby's well potted, the deep rounded sides rising stiffly from a slightly tapered foot, vividly painted in shaded tones of cobalt-blue, the interior centred with a medallion of a lotus surrounded by flower sprigs and auspicious emblems within... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

Pen case, blue and white porcelain and fritware. Case: China; c. 1500. Lid: Iran; c. 1600.

Pen case, blue and white porcelain and fritware. Case: China; c. 1500. Lid: Iran; c. 1600. H: 7; W: 7.7; L: 28 cm. Inv. no. 7/1991  The David Collection. © THE DAVID COLLECTION This pen case is a model example of the exchange of artistic ideas and influences between the Far and Middle East. Blue underglaze painting was originally a Persian invention that was adopted in the 14th century by the Chinese, who then dominated the field entirely with their blue and white porcelain. The pen case’s shape is Islamic,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:00 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
23 avril 2012

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery Dish. Turkey, circa 1570

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery Dish. Turkey, circa 1570. Photo Bonhams with sloping cusped rim on a short foot, the white interior painted in cobalt blue with styalised peonies and saz leaves, the border similar between cusped cobalt-blue stripes, the reverse with simple stylised flowers, the underside with a dusty pink slip under the glaze ; 29 cm. diam. Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000, € 60,000 - 84,000 Provenance: Property of a Gentleman; acquired Christie's, Islamic Art, Indian Miniatures, Rugs and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 20:40 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
23 avril 2012

Large serving dish with flowers and waves. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign

Large serving dish with flowers and waves. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, AD1403–1424. Sir Percival David Foundation. PDF A663. British Museum. © The Trustees of the British Museum Large porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling flowers around inside and outside, with a large central roundel with four large scrolling flowers in the centre. Band of waves on the flattened rim. Base unglazed. Height:... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 09:34 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,

22 avril 2012

A blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3169. A blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate  600,000-800,000 HKD (58,715 — 78,286 EUR). Lot sold 1,220,000 HKD (119,387 EUR). Photo Sotheby's moulded in the form of an open lotus flower, with two tiers of scalloped petals rising from a short straight foot to a barbed rim, painted in rich cobalt tones, the interior centred with a Sanskrit character fo encircled within a double frieze of ruyi, the inner row of... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A rare small blue and white double-gourd 'dragon' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3168. A rare small blue and white double-gourd 'dragon' vase. Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 10.8 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 920,000 HKD (90,029 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each bulb painted in deep cobalt-blue tones with four medallions of five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds reserved on a diaper pattern ground, separated by a white band at the waist, the slightly recessed base inscribed with the six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A large blue and white 'Scholars' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3167. A large blue and white 'Scholars' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 41.3 cm., 16 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot vendu: 836,000 HKD (81,809 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the robustly potted globular body rising from a recessed foot, surmounted by a short lipped mouth, painted around the sides with four large lobbed panels, detailed with scholars and their attendants in garden landscapes, interrupted by floral sprigs at the rounded... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' jar. Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 3163. A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' jar. Mark and period of Wanli. Estimation 500,000-800,000 HKD.  Unsold. Photo Sotheby's robustly potted, painted overall in inky tones with boys at play in a continuous garden landscape, some playing with toys and props and while others horse around, all amongst pierced rocks and trees, and below a row of ruyi clouds at the sloping shoulders, the short lipped mouth collared by a ruyi border, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]