19 janvier 2016

Famille Rose Monthly cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662 - 1722) at Rijksmusem, Amsterdam

Famille Rose Monthly cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662 - 1722), porcelain, h 4.7cm × d 6.5cm. AK-RAK-1977-1. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. Monthly cup belonging to the first month, with prunus and two-line poem, marked on the bottom in underglaze blue Famille Rose Monthly cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662 - 1722), porcelain, h 4.7cm × d 6.5cm. AK-RAK-1977-2. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. Monthly cup belonging to the second month, with magnolia tree and two-line poem , marked on the bottom in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2015

A fine and rare famille rose porcelain vase with flower und fruit branches, iron-red Xianfeng six-character mark and period

Lot 594. A fine and rare famille rose porcelain vase with flower und fruit branches, iron-red Xianfeng six-character mark and period.  Estimate 12000/18000 €. Lot sold 26.000 €. Photo Nagel. H. 32,2 cm. Small restored chip to one corner of the mouth rim, few tiny glaze frits to body. Property from an old German private collection, the matching vase as a pair from the same family was sold by Nagel, 6.6.2015, Lot 2043.  Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  07/12/2015  
27 décembre 2015

A famille rose punchbowl, circa 1780

Lot 37. A famille rose punchbowl, circa 1780. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The exterior painted with two gilt-edged panels depicting a tiger hunt, reserved on a cell pattern ground, the interior with an iron-red and gilt floral motif - 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm.) diameter  Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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27 décembre 2015

A set of sixteen octagonal famille rose plates, circa 1780, one Samson, 19th century

Lot 36. A set of sixteen octagonal famille rose plates, circa 1780, one Samson, 19th century. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 All depicting figures in front of a pavilion with boats in the back, the borders with various birds within scrolling gilt cartouches and flower sprays, comprising ten dinner plate and six soup plates - 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) wide Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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]