25 février 2015

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty

A 'Changsha' ewer, Tang dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, applied on the shoulder with a short polygonal spout and a curved triple-stranded handle, divided by a pair of lugs in between, applied on the body with three relief-molded leaf-shaped appliques enclosing grapevines, each splashed in brown and covered with a milky greenish glaze. Height 9 3/8  in., 24 cm Literature:... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2015

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body tapering to a tall cylindrical neck terminating in a wide, cup-shaped mouth, the shoulder set with a short faceted spout, a single incised line encircling the body, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze stopping just short of the unglazed base and foot. Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm Notes: The present ewer is of a distinctive type of northern white ware; its wide funnel-like mouth an efficient... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2015

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, circa 1650

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, circa 1650. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ewer is of pear form with a s-shaped spout terminating in a molded dragon's head and secured to the body with a stretcher, opposite the ear-shaped handle. The body is decorated in rich tones of underglaze blue with a continuous landscape between decorative bands and beneath tulip motifs on the neck. 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) high - Lot 3527 Provenance:Heirloom & Howard, Ltd., London, 1982.Collection... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2015

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century

An unusual creamy-white glazed soft paste ewer, 18th century. Estimate £500 - 800 (€670 - 1,100). Photo Bonhams. Modelled as a lady seated before a caparisoned stag, with two upright handles with twin apertures to its back, the figure clutching a floral bouquet, flanked by a recumbent crane and monkey dressed in a foliate apron, holding aloft a peach, wood cover. 14cm (5.1/2in) wide. (2). Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
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13 août 2014

Yongle Blue-and-White Porcelains at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Blue-and-White Charger with Peony Design, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1424), d.44.7cm. Gift of SUMITOMO Group, the ATAKA Collection. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. © 2009 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The central field of this plate depicts, within double circles, two peonies freely interlaced by scroll-like stems. Nine types of fruit including litchies, pomegranates, loquats and vines are painted in spray style around the rim inside the dish, while the outer surface has pomegranates and scrolls.... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century; body moulded with band of two lions around centre; body rests on knop and metal-mounted bell-foot; trefoil mouth on neck with arched opalescent handle ornamented throughout with spiralling bands of plain white and filigree. Height: 27 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.664. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Compare a very similar vase in form, moulding, size and decoration in Cremona, Museo Civico, illustrated in Ciappi 2006, no. 17 which has a frieze of moulded birds... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2014

Chinese Imari ewer for the Persian market, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Chinese Imari ewer for the Persian market, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height:30 cm. Price on request Provenance: Private Collection, The Netherlands CHINESE IMARI.In the last quarter of the 17th century the Japanese porcelain factories at Arita (Kyushu) had developed their own styles for decorating the export wares for the Dutch. Blue and white no longer resembled Chinese Kraak and Transitional models, but showed typical Japanese designs such as continuous, boldly painted... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2014

Ewer, 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty-Ming dynasty

Ewer, 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) - Ming dynasty (1368-1644), porcelain, Overall - h:17.50 cm (h:6 7/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1957.28, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
05 juillet 2014

Rare aiguière (huajiao) en porcelaine décorée en bleu sous couverte, Chine, Epoque Yongzheng

Rare aiguière (huajiao) en porcelaine décorée en bleu sous couverte, Chine, Epoque Yongzheng (1723 - 1735). Photo VINCENT WAPLER - SVV MICA sur la panse d'une frise de fleurs de lotus dans leur rinceaux entourées de pétales de chrysanthèmes en léger relief. L'épaulement orné d'une frise de fleurs de lotus dans son feuillage, le col comportant un léger enflement orné de lotus, le bord supérieur ornée d'une frise de pétales stylisées. Au revers de la base, la marque à six caractères en zhuanshu de Yongzheng. H.... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2014

Ewer, late 11th-early 12th century, Northern Song dynasty

Ewer, late 11th-early 12th century, Northern Song dynasty, Porcelain with transparent pale blue (qingbai) glaze, H: 22.0 W: 12.1 cm, China, Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1907.285. Freer/Sackler © 2014 Smithsonian Institution


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