27 décembre 2015

A large famille rose punchbowl, circa 1785

Lot 35. A large famille rose punchbowl, circa 1785. Estimate $5,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Brightly enameled and gilt with panels depicting dignitaries, scholars, ladies and attendants at leisure within keyfret-pattern borders, on a blooming flowers and fruits gilt ground, the inside with a flower clump - 15 ¼ in. (38.1 cm.) diameter Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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26 décembre 2015

A pair of famille rose armorial jardinieres, mid-18th century

Lot 32. A pair of famille rose armorial jardinieres, mid-18th century. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000 Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each of quatrefoil shape, enameled on one side with a probably continental coat-of-arms and on the other sides with flowing plants and rockwork, the flat rim with trellis diaper work, flower heads and cartouches of landscapes, the base with trellis diaper work, flower heads and elongated piercing - 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) wide Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A very rare pair of famille rose 'bats and flowers' vases, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period

Lot 3123. A very rare pair of famille rose 'bats and flowers' vases, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate HK$20,000,000 – HK$28,000,000 ($2,592,720 - $3,629,808). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body of each vase is finely painted with four oval medallions, each centered by a lotus bloom below a bat suspending a Wan emblem surrounded by entwined lotus and pomegranates, interspersed by further lotus blooms above a splayed foot and... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2015

Fu Baoshi scroll and stellar jades star in Michaan's December Fine Asian Works of Art Auction

Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Wandering Poet. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed, dated to 1943, and signed, with three seals of the artist. 20th Century 18 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches (47.6 x 48.9 cm). Provenance: Dedicated directly to Mrs. Shum Wai Yu in 1943, and thence by descent within the family. Estimate: $200,000/300,000.  ALAMEDA, CA.- Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) paintbrush masterfully transforms a paper scroll into a candid snapshot of reflection in the ink and color work Wandering Poet, highlighting... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2015

A rare pair of famille rose silver-shaped candlesticks, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A rare pair of famille rose silver-shaped candlesticks, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £22,000 - 25,000 (€31,000 - 35,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Each with a foliate square and balustrade fluted stem surmounted by a cylindrical waisted candle holder decorated with stylised geometric panels containing lilies and other flower heads. Each 21.5cm (8 3/8in) high (2).  Note: The design is clearly modelled on French silver candlesticks dated to circa 1720, and the style of decoration has been... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2015

A pair of famille rose 'European subject' punch bowls Danning Tang Cang marks, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A pair of famille rose 'European subject' punch bowls, Danning Tang Cang marks, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £11,250 (€15,925). Photo: Bonhams. Each decorated in 'Mandarin palette' with panels depicting European figures engaging in leisurely activities amid rustic settings, reserved on a gilt scroll ground, the interior with elaborate rococo bands, all supported on a short tapering foot, wood stands. Each 23.1cm (9 1/8in) diam. (4).  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 3 November 1992, lot 106A... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2015

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

A famille rose vase, Shen de tang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Sold for £8,125 (€11,501). Photo: Bonhams. Brightly decorated on the body in vibrant pink, green, blue, yellow, purple and grey enamels with a continuous scene of five boys playing in a garden, one lighting firecrackers whilst two boys cover their ears with their hands, and two other boys conversing animatedly under a delicately blossoming tree, all between ruyi-head borders at the foot and shoulder, beneath blooming lotus scrolls on a bright pink... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

Precious Cargo: Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art

Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Christie’s is pleased to present this selection of Chinese export porcelain and works of art drawn from private collections across Europe. The selection shines a spotlight on the vibrant global trade in this ‘precious cargo’ that existed between China and Europe from the 16th and 17th centuries onwards. Portuguese sea captains and merchants were the first to open up these lucrative trade routes, soon followed by the Spanish, Dutch and the English. Once sea trade between Europe and Asia was firmly... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A fine and very rare famille rose bowl and cover, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

A fine and very rare famille rose bowl and cover, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $100,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is finely enameled with three bands of overlapping lotus petals between the green band encircling the foot in imitation of the lotus stem and a band of stamens at the rim. The domed cover is painted en suite with petals overlapping leaves below a seed pod surmounted by a gilded... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $6,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each convex side is decorated in famille rose enamels with a large katydid. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 20 October 1994. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1667. Notes: The... [Lire la suite]