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]
16 septembre 2015

A famille rose porcelain 'Bats' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1790-1880

A famille rose porcelain 'Bats' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1790-1880. Estimate $6,500 - $8,500 - Price Realized $8,125 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The pear-shaped bottle is decorated with iron-red bats in flight amidst multi-colored clouds, and with five bats (wufu) encircling the seal mark on the rounded base. The base has a Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Bernice Straus Hasterlik Collection; Sotheby's New York, 17 September... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2015

A small famille rose cylindrical brushpot, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820)

A small famille rose cylindrical brushpot, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior is decorated with the characters ji xiang ru yi ('May you have auspiciousness and your wishes fulfilled') in blue on a fine pink diaper ground within four quadrilobed panels separated by four iron-red bats suspending chimes amidst foliate sprays, all on a pale lime-green ground between ruyi and dot... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2015

An unusual pair of famille rose reticulated bowls and covers, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period

An unusual pair of famille rose reticulated bowls and covers, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate $6,000 – $8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowls and covers are similarly decorated with a reticulated band of bats suspending chimes amidst lotus scrolls between ruyi borders on a yellow ground. The interiors, bases and finials are covered in turquoise enamel. The bowl: 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., box Provenance: Edith Root Grant... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2015

A pair of famille rose 'Bitter melon and Butterflies' bowls,Daoguang six-character seal marks and of the period

A pair of famille rose 'Bitter melon and Butterflies' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate 25,000 – $35,000 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is decorated on the exterior with a flowering bitter melon vine and bamboo that continue over the rim into the interior, the vine bearing two melons on the exterior and two on the interior, two of the melons with the seeds bursting through the pebbled pink and yellow rind, while two butterflies... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2015

A famille rose 'sanduo' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

A famille rose 'sanduo' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate 3,000 – $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides are decorated with fruit-bearing branches of peach, pomegranate and lychee, the sanduo. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
09 septembre 2015

An exceptionally rare famille rose faceted pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period

An exceptionally rare famille rose faceted pear-shaped vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate 600,000 – $800,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of rectangular section, the vase is decorated on two wide facets of the bombé body with a quatrefoil panel, enclosing a vignette of peony, crabapple and begonia growing amidst blue rocks on one side, and on the reverse with chrysanthemum, wanshouju and balsam also growing amidst blue rocks,... [Lire la suite]