28 décembre 2016

A large Chinese dish decorated in the famille rose palette for the Persian market, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1740

A large Chinese dish decorated in the famille rose palette for the Persian market, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1740. © Galerie Nicolas Fournery 2016 Of octogonal form, painted in the famille rose palette, the wide rim moulded in eight planes sloping inwards, with angles clearly showing where they radiate towards the points on the rim. Decorated with eight sepia roundels, each gilded with one of two alternating flowers and set within an irregular border of sepia scrollwork, heightened with thick icy-pink... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2016

A large Chinese famille rose armorial dish for the Italian market, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), circa 1722

A large Chinese famille rose armorial dish for the Italian market, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), circa 1722. © Galerie Nicolas Fournery 2016 Painted in the center with the magnificent arms of Visconti and Cusani, both of Milan, within a demi-ruyi-head border around the well and a cell diaper border around the cavetto, the rim with two sprays of fans and peonies and two sprays of iris and fungi, all alternating with four shaded rose hibiscus blossoms within a brown and gilt whorl band on the edge. 12.20 in. (31,5... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2016

A large Famille Rose punch bowl, Early Qianlong period

Lot 303. A large Famille Rose punch bowl, Early Qianlong period. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. A continuous palace garden scene on the exterior, a deep floral border above a large central floral cluster inside - 15 ½ in. (38.1 cm.) diameter  The Popowich Collection. Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
25 décembre 2016

A rare pair of famille rose sconces, Qianlong period (1735-96)

Lot 358. A rare pair of famille rose sconces, Qianlong period (1735-96). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each richly enameled with a young man gallantly offering the protection of his parasol to a lady  5 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high  Note: The very rare sconce form, intended for brass or silver candle arms, found in two Pronk-related special order designs. VOC archives note "...sconces...according to the wooden moulds". Christie's. Chinese Export... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2016

A large famille rose three-piece garniture, Qianlong period (1735-96)

Lot 357. A large famille rose three-piece garniture, Qianlong period (1735-96). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Molded with panels of mountainous landscape alternating with bird and flower vignettes, all on a patterned ground strewn with peony and prunus - 25 ½ in. (63.5 cm.) high, the vase and cover  Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
23 décembre 2016

A large famille rose punchbowl, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 303. A large famille rose punchbowl, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. A continuous palace garden scene on the exterior, a deep floral border above a large central floral cluster inside - 15 ½ in. (38.1 cm.) diameter The Popowich Collection Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center

23 décembre 2016

A very large famille rose dish, Yongzheng period (1723-35)

Lot 301. A very large famille rose dish, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Vividly enameled with a benevolent Emperor observing a spirited deer hunt from his terrace, the rim embellished with vibrant European flowers - 21 in. (53.3 cm.) diameter Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
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03 décembre 2016

A pair of famille rose 'lantern' bowls, Shendetang Zhi marks in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850)

Lot 3332. A pair of famille rose 'lantern' bowls, Shendetang Zhi marks in iron red, Daoguang Period (1821-1850). Estimate: HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000 (USD 36,262 - USD 45,328). Price Realised HKD 400,000 (USD 51,811) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Each bowl is enamelled and gilt with the fengdeng, the 'Lanterns of Abundance', within four medallions that are divided by floral sprays. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.), box Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 30... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2016

A fine and very rare famille rose chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

      Lot 3219. A fine and very rare famille rose chrysanthemum dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HKD 18,000,000 - HKD 25,000,000 (USD 2,331,848 - USD 3,238,678). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The dish is moulded with twenty-four flutes rising from a straight foot ring, and finely enamelled to the centre with two peony blossoms in pink and iron-red borne on branches with leaves in green enamels of graduated... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2016

A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 21. A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€96,000 - 140,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 With steep flaring sides rising from a tapered foot, exquisitely enamelled to the interior with four butterflies with widespread wings, decorated in rich and various brilliant tones of famille rose, surrounded by dense vine scrolls framed within a medallion, the exterior and base left plain with a... [Lire la suite]