13 octobre 2010

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.  photo couortesy Sotheby's the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant plantain-leaf band draping the shoulders repeated as upright leaves skirting the foot, the neck with two simple... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2010

A fine and rare blue and white pilgrim's flask. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white pilgrim's flask. Mark and period of Xuande. photo courtesy Sotheby's based on a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, the body consisting of two domed sections, painted on one side in rich cobalt-blue with linked ruyi heads overlapping petal lappets interspersed with trefoil flowers, all radiating out from a wheel-shaped medallion, bordered by 'classic scroll' along the edge, the reverse with an eight-pointed lappet starburst with petals alternating with trefoils, radiating out from... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2010

A fine small Ming-style Blue and White leaf. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A fine small Ming-style Blue and White leaf. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately moulded as a veined leaf furled to form a shallow dish with a short stem at the base, the raised veins creating small segments each decorated with sprigs of flowers including peonies, lotuses, and chrysanthemums, the exterior similarly painted, the underside inscribed with a four-character reign mark straddling the stem, fitted hardwood stand; 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. - Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2010

Kangxi, Qianlong and Qing dynasty Blue and white and copper-red & iron-red and underglaze-blue porcelains

A blue and white and copper-red 'Shou' lotus dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of lotus form, the interior moulded with two rows of petals centering a medallion painted with a shou character and a ruyi head border, the inner ring painted copper red and the outer ring outlined in underglaze-blue, the exterior similarly decorated with outer petals alternately enclosing stylized characters and copper red florets, the base painted with an eight character Kangxi renzi Zhonghe Tang zhi mark ('made for the Zhonghe... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

Transitional period Blue & White porcelains @ Christie's

A blue and white cylindrical brushpot. Transitional period, circa 1640. photo Christie's Ltd 2010    Painted with scholars in a terraced landscape being attended to by their young servants while participating in three of the 'Four Scholarly Pursuits', the rim dressed in a brown wash, and the flat foot left unglazed; 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high, lacquer cover, Japanese wood box - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A blue and white sleeve vase. Transitional period, circa 1635-1650. photo Christie's Ltd 2010    ... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period

A blue and white fish-bowl. Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's stoutly potted with steeply rounded sides, painted in underglaze-blue of soft tone with a continuous scene of aquatic birds swimming amongst flowering lotus, arrow grass and other weeds, all below a border of florets sprinkled on stylized waves at the mouthrim interrupted by a cartouche with a six-character Wanli reign mark, the top edge further painted with a detached band of foliate scrolls; diameter 22 in., 55.7 cm - Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty blue and white @ Christie's Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 - 17 September 2010, New York

  Lot 1321. A rare massive blue and white beaker vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a line and of the period (1573-1619); 27 15/16 in. (71 cm.) high. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Painted around the upper body with alternating baskets and bowls containing flowers arranged as if in a landscape, above insects in flight amidst flowering plants on the lower body, with a decorative band of floral scroll at the foot, the tall neck encircled... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

A small blue and white jar & A blue and white dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 236. A small blue and white jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); height 5 3/4 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2010 of square baluster shape, decorated on all four sides with a pair of confronting shishi lions at play with a tied ribbon. Lot 237. A blue and white dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); diameter 7 in., 17.7 cm. Estimate  15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Photo... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty blue and white @ Bonhams Knightsbridge

A blue and white dish of circular form. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Decorated on the obverse with three scholars seated beneath the moon. The iconography possibly intended as the three Daoist Immortals: Lu Tung-pin with his sword; Chung-li Ch'uan with his fan; and Chang Kuo-lao with his magic vessel.; 22cm (8⅝in) diam.- Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, € 12,000 - 18,000, HK$ 120,000 - 190,000 Provenance: Ex. The Margaret Constance Goldney Collection. A blue and white... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

Blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Jiajing mark and period & 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period

A large blue and white 'lotus' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's painted around the body in bright blue with a continuous band of lotus flowers issuing from leafy scrolls, between a double line encircling the rim and base, the interior with plain sides and a large medallion enclosing four lotus flowers, all within a double line border repeated at the rim; diameter 11 5/8 in., 29..5 cm - Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli mark and period. photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]