12 avril 2014

A blue and white pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A blue and white pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's Length 9 in., 22.9 cm Provenance: Collection of W. W. Winkworth (1897-1991), London.Collection of George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939), London, D.6. label.Sotheby’s London, 30th May 1940, lot 387.Property of Duncan Beresford-Jones, Esq.Christie’s London, 6th June 2000, lot 334. Litterature: R. Hobson, George Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese Porcelain and Persian Pottery & Porcelain, vol. V, pl. VII, no. E. 34. This elongated form of pen box was a... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2014

A Chinese vase with Islamic metal, China, 17th Century

A Chinese vase with Islamic metal, China, 17th Century. Photo Florence Number Nine Interesting Chinese porcelain pear-shaped bottle stylistically similar to the "transition period" porcelain (1620-1663). The floral and vegetal decoration is divided into vertical bands separated by fretwork and abstract motifs. The fragile bottle neck has suffered the same fate as the previous lot and has been replaced with a metal mount of characteristic Islamic "arabesque" style. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration. h 18,5 cm.... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2014

19th century Chinese porcelain screen hits $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts auction

Important antique large chinese porcelain screen, 19th century consisting of 4 large panels, mounted in a carved wooden frame, each panel is Famille rose, with four mountain scenes occupied with elders. Overall measures 38 1/2" x 46 3/4" (97.8cm x 118.7cm). The top row of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" (24.13cm x 8.89cm). The side rows of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 11 1/2" x 3 1/2" (29.21cm x 8.89cm). The outer large porcelain plaques each measure approximately 23 1/2" x 5"... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A fine blue and white 'Tibetan' stemcup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine blue and white 'Tibetan' stemcup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's the steep upright sides rising to a flared mouthrim, supported on a splayed hollow stem, the exterior painted in fine pencilled cobalt tones with eight lança characters surrounded by an undulating stem of lotus issuing large flower-heads and curled acanthus leaves, all between two double-line borders, the underside with a border of upright petal lappets above a band of key-fret and a raised rib picked out with arrowheads encircling... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A blue and white 'Lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, well painted in contrasting tones of vivid underglaze-blue, the centre decorated with lotus blooms issuing from leafy scrolling stems, the sides decorated with a composite floral scroll on meandering leafy stems, all below a classic scroll, the exterior similarly decorated, enclosed between a 'classic' scroll at the foot and a key-fret band at the rim, the base inscribed with the six-character... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A fine pair of blue and white 'Floral Scrolls' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng

A fine pair of blue and white 'Floral Scrolls' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's each finely potted with rounded sides raised on a small foot, the exterior densely decorated in washes of cobalt blue with Indian lotus flowers borne on a continuous meandering leafy scroll, all above a band of 'classic' scroll encircling the foot, the interior similarly painted with a central medallion of a lotus within double circles, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 11.7 cm., 4... [Lire la suite]


01 avril 2014

A blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi

A blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with three phoenix in mutual pursuit through cloud swirls, all between single-line and double-line borders, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon amidst cloud swirls, all within a double-line border, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle; 15.3 cm., 6 in. Estimate 300,000 —... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A rare blue and white 'Lotus Scroll' 'Mantouxin' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A rare blue and white 'Lotus Scroll' 'Mantouxin' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo: Sotheby's elegantly potted with rounded sides rising from a recessed base, the exterior finely decorated with a lotus scroll issuing leafy tendrils and eight lotus blossoms, the interior centred with a domed medallion enclosing a stylised lotus bloom with ruyi-shaped petals and leaves, a band of eight petals encircling the medallion, enclosing and issuing a lotus blossom in an alternating manner, the recessed base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

An unusual blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli

An unusual blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' bowl, Mark and Period of Wanli. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot to an everted rim, decorated around the exterior in cobalt with nine mythical sea creatures against a background of turbulent waves, all between a 'classic' scroll band encircling the rim and foot, the interior similarly decorated with a medallion enclosing a dragon with leaf-shaped wings within a double-line border, surrounded by five further mythical beasts... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

A rare small blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli

A rare small blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to an incurved mouthrim, the exterior decorated with four five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously with four soaring phoenix and cranes amidst ruyi-shaped cloud swirls, all below a double-line border encircling the rim, the body and foot separated with a line, the foot bordered with five ruyi-shaped cloud swirls above a double-line, the countersunk base inscribed with a six-character reign... [Lire la suite]


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