06 février 2016

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain) The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts)

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain); The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts). Porcelain with silver mounts. Height 22 cm © Vanderven Oriental Art The shape and decoration of this vessel point to manufacture for the Middle Eastern market, but curiously there are none of these shapes known in Eastern collections. The vessels were mainly imported into Europe, not for use but for display as exotic curiosities. This type of rare object, further embellished with silver mounts in Europe, would... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century

A Rare, Late Ming Blue and White Ewer, late 16th-early 17th Century © Christie’s Images Limited 2001 Of elegant form, the oviform body applied with a slender moulded serpentine handle, and the tall slightly flaring neck with an stylised animal mask radiating moulded feathery leaves below the small spout, all supported on a tall spreading foot, painted in a vibrant rich blue with two rows of slender petal-shaped lappets below bands of dentil, scroll, chain and trefoil patterns, the foot with similar bands above prunus... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590 - 1630

Blue-and-white ewer with floral and geometric decoration, Ming dynasty, 1590-1630, Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with modelled and applied decoration luted to the ewer with slip, and with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 19.5 cm (height), 12.8 cm (diameter), at base 8 cm (diameter). Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. EA1978.1935. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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24 janvier 2016

Leading London silver dealers Koopman Rare Art announce highlights to be presented at TEFAF

Paul Storr (Westminster 1771 - Tooting 1844), An Important Pair of Silver-Gilt Naturalistic Wine Coolers. Silver-Gilt, London 1834. Maker's Mark of Paul Storr. Height 10 in. (25.5 cm). Total Weight: 386 oz 10 dwt (12017 g). © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- Leading London silver dealer, Koopman Rare Art, is once again showing an outstanding selection of superlative silver masterpieces and exquisite gold boxes at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques event, at the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2016

Rock crystal ewer, Milan, ca. 1600 - ca. 1615

Rock crystal ewer, Milan, ca. 1600 - ca. 1615, rock crystal, rhinestone, gold, émail, 17.8 cm H × W × D 7,1cm 9,0cm. BK-17 195. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Ewer of rock crystal in a frame of gold and translucent enamel. On the egg-shaped container are palmettes and tendrils cut. The senior ear is formed by a female winged Herm.
13 janvier 2016

Ewer, Ming dynasty, c. 1475 - c. 1525

Ewer, Ming dynasty, c. 1475 - c. 1525, blue and white porcelain, h 15.5cm × l 21cm. AK-RAK-1982-2. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The bottom is unglazed reddish brown and burnt. The kendi has the shape of a crescent moon and stands on four little feet. The long neck is positioned at the center and ends in a spherical printed just below the mouth. On one of the sides of the kendi protrudes from a small nozzle. The umbrella -shaped crown of one of the points of the crescent moon was aborted. Decorated in underglaze blue with the bottom... [Lire la suite]


13 janvier 2016

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425

Ewer with long curving spout, Yongle period, c. 1400 - c. 1425, blue and white porcelain, h 30cm × d 7.5cm. AK-RBK-1965-88. Purchased with the support of the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Pear-shaped jug on foot ring . The staggered neck with upstanding rim is connected by a cloud -shaped bridge with the curved spout . The curved handle is smooth at the upper side with a small decoration in the form of a loop. The jug is decorated in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2015

Ewer, Yaozhou ware, Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Ewer, Yaozhou ware, Song dynasty, 10th-11th century. Stoneware with carved décor under celadon glaze, 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 6in. (16.5 x 15.9 x 15.2cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 98.126 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Recent excavations confirm that this type of deeply carved stoneware with celadon glaze was made at the Yaozhou kilns in Shanxi province. Freely and boldly carved around the sides with a large peony flower in full bloom, the globular vessel has been covered with a thin, pale green... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2015

A large blue and white ewer, Hongzhi period, circa 1500

A large blue and white ewer, Hongzhi period, circa 1500. Estimate £9,000 - 12,000 (€13,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams.. Photo Bonhams. The body of squat truncated form, with a cylindrical neck flanked by an arched handle and connected to the curving spout with a scrolled bracket, the body decorated with two long-tailed phoenix amidst blossoming lotus and scrolling leafy stems, above a band of lappets containing a palmette, the neck with a stylised ruyi collar and bands of blossoming flowers, keyfret and plantain... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2015

A large blue and white ewer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

A large blue and white ewer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,800 - 4,200). Photo: Bonhams. Potted with serpentine handle decorated with cloud scrolls and supported on a short straight foot, the globular body and slender neck painted in underglaze blue with scattered leafy sprigs of lotus, prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, separated by a band of teardrops to the tapering shoulder. 35.6cm (14in) high A Distinguished European Private Collection Notes: The form of the present lot is... [Lire la suite]
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