30 mai 2014

A rare famille rose hexagonal hu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A rare famille rose hexagonal hu-form vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The facetted body is painted with the branches of three blossoming peach trees growing from the near the foot ring. The tree growing white flowers has its branches extending around to the reverse where an imperial poem composed by the Qianlong Emperor is inscribed in black on the neck. It is further detailed with two swallows seated on a branch while a third descends from the shoulder. The neck of the vase is flanked by a... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2014

A fine and extremely rare Famille Rose baluster vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723

A fine and extremely rare Famille Rose baluster vase, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The vase is elegantly potted with broad shoulders, flaring mouth and stands on a splayed, stepped foot. The fine white porcelain is masterfully enamelled on one side with a circular panel depicting Fuxi holding the Taiji tu, wearing his characteristic robe fringed by leaf collars and carrying a double gourd at his waist; and on the other with a lingzhi... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A fine famille rose oval jardiniére, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A fine famille rose oval jardiniére, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Potted with deep rounded sides, supported on a spreading foot rising to a flared mouth rim, densely decorated with colourful leafy lotus blossoms interspersed by iron-red flowers, each suspending beaded purple pendants above delicate leafy scrolls and ruyi-heads, all between a narrow band of floral plantain leaf sprays on the foot and a band of bats interspersed by daisies on the flat mouth rim, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2014

Imperial Chinese treasures from a distinguished American collection to be offered at Christie's

A very rare imperial yellow-ground falangcai ‘floral’ bowl, Kangxi pink-enamelled four-character yuzhi mark within double squares and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate: HK$12,000,000-18,000,000/US$1,500,000- 2,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. HONG KONG.- Following the success of Imperial Chinese Porcelain- Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection in 2013, Christie’s will offer Imperial Chinese Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection, an addition of 18 works from this renowned... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A famille rose tureen and stand, 18th century

A famille rose tureen and stand, 18th century. Photo Bonhams The tureen enamelled with a scene of Pan Yue and his admirers, surrounded with a gilt ruyi head and foliate border, with animal handles and a pomegranate finial, the tray similarly decorated. The stand: 39.5cm (15 1/2in) wide (3). Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€970 - 1,500) Pan Yue 潘岳 (AD247–300) was a Jin dynasty poet. A child prodigy, he grew up to be famous for both his poems and incredible good looks. Wherever he ventured in his travelling chair women would throw flowers to... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

A famille rose jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A famille rose jardiniere, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. of compressed globular form, brightly enamelled around the exterior with butterflies and flowers, set at the shoulder with a pair of metal handles, pierced wood cover. Quantité: 2; 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP THE JULIAN THOMPSON STUDY COLLECTION Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London | 14 mai 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/


01 mai 2014

A famille rose globular teapot and cover, Qianlong

A famille rose globular teapot and cover, Qianlong. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The body finely enamelled with a mildly erotic scene, a husband and wife on one side watching an amorous chicken and cockerel from a courtyard veranda, a small boy on the opposite side entering the courtyard holding a gold ruyi, the domed cover en suite. 17cm (6 3/4in) wide (2). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 6,100) Provenance: a European private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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01 mai 2014

A large and rare famille rose baluster 'Pronk' jar, circa 1738

A large and rare famille rose baluster 'Pronk' jar, circa 1738. Photo courtesy Bonhams With two large cartouches depicting European men in Chinese robes, one smoking an opium pipe, the other holding a yellow-glazed saucer dish, amongst geese and roses within scrolls, all on a rich blue background embellished with large chrysanthemum and peony flowers, a pattern of cranes and lotus around the shoulder, a band of decorative lappets around the foot. 55.5cm (22 3/4in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€9,700 - 12,000) Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2014

A pair of famille rose 'Butterfly' cups, Daoguang six-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850)

A pair of famille rose 'Butterfly' cups, Daoguang six-character mark in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Each cup is potted with tall sides flaring slightly at the rim, supported on a short foot. The exterior is finely enamelled with three butterflies in flight beside fruiting branches of pomegranate, with details intricately highlighted in gilt. 2 ? in. (7.5 cm.) diam. Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($50,370 - $83,950) Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 4019. Notes:... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2014

A pair of very rare famille rose 'Pronk'-style wine coolers, Qianlong period, circa 1736-1740

A pair of very rare famille rose 'Pronk'-style wine coolers, Qianlong period, circa 1736-1740. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. Each vessel is of oval bombé form, and is finely enamelled around the exterior with a lively lakeside scene of two swans on rocks among water reeds, one calmly composed, the other ferociously flapping his wings and honking at a partridge in flight, all below a band of slender waisted columns and stylised lappets. The wide slightly everted rim is decorated with a wide band of pink... [Lire la suite]
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