02 mai 2010

A very rare blue and white and enamelled pear-shaped vase for the 'Islamic market', 16th century.

A very rare blue and white and enamelled pear-shaped vase for the 'Islamic market', 16th century. photo Bonhams The body with two bands of vertical flanges, the tall cylindrical neck applied with six tubular handles, painted around the sides with six circular medallion enclosing Persian-style inscriptions surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds and interspersed by iron-red florets, all above borders of upright and pendent lappets at the foot, and below narrow bands of classic scroll, pendent lappets and scrolling trellises at the... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2010

Kangxi blue and white porcelains for Islamic market @ Christie's London

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain vase, China, 1662-1722. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. On a spreading foot rising to high shoulder, with white metal mount capped by dome with pointed finial, decorated with chrysanthemums and scrolling vines - 12in (30.5cm) high - Estimate £1,200 - £1,500. Price Realized £3,750 A pair of blue-and-white Kangxi export ware vases with later metal mounts, China, 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. Of globular form, decorated with swallows and cherry blossoms, with... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2010

Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains at Sotheby's Hong Kong 8 april 2010

Lot 1850. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, Yongle period; 28 cm., 11 in. Est. 12,000,000—15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 18,580,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body painted in vibrant colbalt tones with a continuous leafy lotus scroll, growing around and into a ruyi-head shaped cartouche on the center of each side, all below a tapering neck with a band of pomegranate scroll and a pendent ruyi-head band rising to an everted rim painted with gardenia sprays,... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2010

Qianlong blue and white porcelains at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 april 2010

Lot 1802. A fine Ming-style blue and white pilgrim moonflask, Mark and period of Qianlong;  49 cm., 19 5/16 in. Est. 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 8,420,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's decorated in underglaze-blue of fine colour with simulated 'heaping and piling' effect, the domed sides with eight petal-shaped panels enclosing the ba jixiang, the central boss with motifs of ruyi heads within line and formal borders, a wide band of lotus scrolls around the edges, the cylindrical neck and splayed foot with similar... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2010

A chinese porcelain blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (late 15th/16th century).

A chinese porcelain blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (late 15th/16th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 6 1/8in. (15.6cm.) diameter - Est. $2,000 - $3,000 Christie's Interiors. 6 - 7 April 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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02 avril 2010

Asian Art Week Sales at Christie's London to Be Held in May

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- The strength of international demand for Asian Art was again demonstrated in the March 2010 sales in New York which realized $60 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category, with 73% market share. This spring, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 11 - 14 May 2010,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

Qianlong mark and period blue and white ewer (he) & narcissus bowl

A blue and white ewer (he). Qianlong mark and period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic he form, painted in underglaze-blue around the sides with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' amidst lotus flowers - height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD PROVENANCE: Warren Cox, New York, 1969. A rare blue and white narcissus bowl. Qianlong seal mark and period. photo Sotheby's supported on four angled feet of ruyi outline, the sides painted with intertwined flower scrolls encircling a central... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

Kangxi blue & white porcelains @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010.,New York

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's the exterior decorated in the Ming style with a lotus scroll in rich cobalt-blue above a lappet band around the base, the interior with a central lotus medallion - diameter 6 3/8 in., 16.3 cm. Estimate 4,000—6,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 22nd March 1995, lot 283 A rare blue and white dated inkstone. Dated ad 1694 and of the period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, one side with recessed biscuit center, the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

A fine and rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl. Yongzheng seal mark and period

A fine and rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl. Yongzheng seal mark and period. photo Sotheby's the deep curved sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a gently flared rim, finely painted on the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous composite lotus scroll with large flowers issuing from undulating leafy stems, all between a keyfret border at the rim and upright lappets enclosing demi-florettes at the base, the interior painted with a single peony spray within a central medallion - diameter 9 1/2 in.,... [Lire la suite]