27 septembre 2011

A Well-Painted Blue and White Lobed Bowl. Mark and Period of Xuande

A Well-Painted Blue and White Lobed Bowl. Mark and Period of Xuande. Photo Sotheby's of conical form with a six-lobed rim supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior centred with a medallion containing a flowering peach branch, surrounded by three sprigs of lotus flowers alternating with sprays of tree peony, chrysanthemum, and herbaceous peony, all beneath a row of small floral sprigs at the rim, the exterior painted with six fruit sprays comprising peach, cherry, loquat, pomegranate, grape, and lychee,... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2011

An Outstanding Blue And White Vase With Fruit Sprays, Meiping. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period

An Outstanding Blue And White Vase With Fruit Sprays, Meiping. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Photo Sotheby's evenly potted of generous proportions with the full rounded shoulders rising at a gently flaring angle from the base, well painted in lively style with a wide band of ten fruit sprays arranged in an alternating double register, the upper register showing lychee, pomegranate, peach, longan, loquat, the lower one with crab apple, melon, ginkgo, cherry, and grape, all between a triple line border above and a five-line border... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2011

An unusual blue and white 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, 18th century

An unusual blue and white 'monk's cap' ewer and cover, 18th century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The well-potted, globular body painted with a continuous scene of figures amidst pavilions in a river landscape, with a tapering, curved spout which projects from the galleried rim of 'monk's cap' outline painted with floral sprays, the peak of the rim rising above a small lug on the interior and beside the curved strap handle molded with a median ridge and painted with further small floral sprays before terminating in a ruyi head, the... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2011

A Pair Of Large Blue And White Jardinieres. 18th Century

A Pair Of Large Blue And White Jardinieres. 18th Century. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Heavily potted and painted around the exterior with a continuous river landscape, with figures in various pursuits in pavilions nestled amidst forested mountains, all beneath scrolling clouds and a border of reverse-decorated circles below the molded rim; 24½ in. (61 cm.) diam., wood stands (2). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 - Price Realized $74,500 Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2011

A Rare Blue And White Moonflask, Bianping. Yongle Period (1403-1425)

A Rare Blue And White Moonflask, Bianping. Yongle Period (1403-1425) . photo Christie's Ltd 2011 Raised on a short, rounded rectangular foot, each convex side painted in underglaze blue of dark, inky tone with a stylized flower formed by eight palmette-joined petals radiating from a central yinyang motif encircled by a narrow petal band, all within an outer diaper border, the narrow sides painted with two vertical parallel lines interrupted on the shoulder by petal-shaped terminals painted with lotus sprays; with later-added neck:... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2011

A Very Rare Blue And White Dish. Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

A Very Rare Blue And White Dish. Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With sturdily potted, shallow rounded sides rising from the wedge-shaped foot, the interior painted in inky underglaze blue enriched by 'heaping and piling' with a central vermiculate-patterned roundel surrounded by six roundels alternately filled with waves and peony, lotus and orange blossoms, all separated by flaming pearls and encircled by a diaper border below a band of lotus scroll in the well which is repeated on the exterior, all within... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2011

A Rare Small Blue And White Footed Jar. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Period

A Rare Small Blue And White Footed Jar. Wanli Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And OfThe Period (1573-1619). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The slightly compressed bulbous body painted in inky blue with four five-clawed dragons leaping wildly amidst clouds and separated by phoenixes and cranes, all above detached clouds on the low spreading foot: 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across, Japanese silver reticulated cover . Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $122,500 Provenance: Marchant, London. Notes: The dragon... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2011

A Very Rare Reverse-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover. Yongzheng Six-Character Marks in Underglaze Blue and of The Period

A Very Rare Reverse-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover. Yongzheng Six-Character Marks in Underglaze Blue and of The Period (1723-1735). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 With deep upright sides flaring at the rim, the exterior slip-decorated with four fish swimming and leaping above water weeds between clumps of lotus plants, with incised details and above a double-line border, all reserved in white against the rich dark blue ground, the shallow domed cover decorated en suite and surmounted by an archaistic phoenix-form knop, the... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2011

A Rare Blue and White Ming-Style Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795)

Lot 1547. A Rare Blue and White Ming-Style Moonflask. Qianlong Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1736-1795); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Price Realised $2,658,500. © Christie's Ltd 2011 The convex sides finely painted in rich cobalt blue in imitation of Ming fifteenth-century style with eight petals enclosing the bajixiang radiating from a narrow petal band that encircles a domed boss centered by a spoked flower head within a key-fret border repeated at the edge of the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2011

A Blue And White, Iron-Red and 'Famille-Rose' Saucer. Jiaqing Seal Mark and Period

A A Blue And White, Iron-Red and 'Famille-Rose' Saucer. Jiaqing Seal Mark and Period and 'Famille-Rose' Saucer. Jiaqing Seal Mark and Period. Photo Sotheby's the exterior with iron-red bats suspending chimes and ribbons set between lotus flowers and underglaze-blue leafy scrolls all below a narrow band of pendent ruyi-heads, painted to the interior with further bats and ribbons centered by a stylized floret within a double-line border. Diameter 6 1/8 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 20,000-30,000 USD Property From An Important Asian... [Lire la suite]