12 mai 2010

Underglaze copper-red-decorated, iron-red-decorated porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010

A pair of fine iron-red decorated holy water bottles. Qianlong period (1736-95). photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Each with baluster body and a cylindrical neck above a domed base, decorated with central lotus sprays between lappets and stylised foliate bands - 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high, finely carved wood stands (2). Est. £10,000 - £15,000 ($14,840 - $22,260) Price Realized £187,250 ($277,879) Notes: A single identical example can be seen in the painting by Giuseppe Castiglione in the National Palace Museum, showing the Emperor... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2010

An exceptionally rare green enamel-decorated holy water bottle. Ming dynasty, early 15th century

An exceptionally rare green enamel-decorated holy water bottle. Ming dynasty, early 15th century. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The high-shouldered body decorated with an undulating peony scroll set between lappet borders below a band of classic scroll at the base of the neck separated by a raised flange decorated with overlapping leaf tips from detached blossoms on the upper neck, all in a soft apple-green enamel and reserved on a white ground - 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high Est. £100,000 - £150,000 ($147,000 - $220,500) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]