14 août 2012

Bowl, porcelain with peony design painted in overglaze enamels in the famille rose palette, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark

Bowl, porcelain with peony design painted in overglaze enamels in the famille rose palette, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Height: 7.6 cm, Diameter: 16.8 cm. 581-1907. Given by Mrs. Julia C. Gulland. © V&A Images. Bowl of porcelain, with flat base, side sloping outwards. Painted in overglaze enamels in the famille rose palette, outside with a tree-peony growing among rocks, and inside with three small blossoms of prunus.

01 août 2012

Bowl with Design of Flowering Peony, wheelcut and etched transparent amber glass , 1735-1795

Bowl with Design of Flowering Peony, wheelcut and etched transparent amber glass , 1735-1795. 3 x 6 in. (7.7 x 15.2 cm). Gift of Mrs. Edward L. Brewster in memory of Edward L. Brewster, 1993. 47.679. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: Mr. Edward L. Brewster, Pikesville, Maryland; Mrs. Edward L. Brewster, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by gift.
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01 août 2012

Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony, carved jade, 16th-17th century

Brushwasher in the Form of a Peony, carved jade, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (8 x 15.5 cm). Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters. 42.278. The Walters Art Museum This brush washer was carved in the round, most likely with wooden tools or sandstone (drills, polishers) coated with mineral paste to break away the hard jade. It is in the shape of a peony, known as the "queen of flowers", and as a sign of wealth and distinction. White peopnies symbolize young girls who are wise and... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2012

Vase with incised peony decoration. Longquan ware. Ming dynasty, about AD 1400-1460

Vase with incised peony decoration. Porcelain. Longquan ware 龍泉窯. Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區. Ming dynasty, about AD 1400-1460. Bequeathed by Brenda Zara Seligman. Registration number: 1973,0726.331 © Trustees of the British Museum Height: 42.5 cm. This thickly potted vase has an ovoid body and a trumpet neck on a bevelled foot. The base is glazed, and the foot ring unglazed. It is decorated around the base with stylized lotus petals, around the belly and shoulder with incised peony... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

An exquisite black lacquer 'peony' dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3137. An exquisite black lacquer 'peony' dish, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 7.2 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 1,460,000 HKD (142,873 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of circular form with shallow rounded sides, deeply and densely carved through thick layers of black lacquer through to the ochre ground below with a large peony in full bloom, surrounded by five attendant blooms and leaves, the petals richly detailed through... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2011

Ten best of Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics @ Sorheby"s

The second single owner collection of the series, Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of ‘Song’ Ceramics, achieved a total of $9,039,375, comfortably exceeding the $4.7/6.8 million estimate. The sale was led by A Rare Imperial Numbered ‘Jun’ Narcissus Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty which sold for $2,210,500, many multiples of the $200/300,000 estimate. A Very Fine Carved ‘Ding’ ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty fetched $866,500, comfortably exceeding the $500/700,000 estimate and A Rare Molded ‘Ding’ Basin, Jin... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2011

Qingbai Foliate Shallow Peony Dish. Northern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

Qingbai Foliate Shallow Peony Dish. Northern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Courtesy Vermeer & Griggs A fine Song Qingbai shallow foliated dish, the rim shaped to form six petals, raised on a short ring foot decorated with carved and combed design of a peony flower covered in a pale blue green colored glaze. The base is unglazed and the biscuit is burned in the firing. The dish likely made at the Jingdezheng kilns in Jiangxi province. Diameter:  6" (15.2cm). Condition: Excellent, minor kiln grit... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2010

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Rose, Blue Moon; Lily, Imperial Pink & Peony/ Paeonia: Silverdawn,

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Rose, Blue Moon, London, 1970. photo courtesy Sothebys Tirage dye transfer de 1989. Au verso, signé, titré et daté Rose: Blue Moon (London, 1970) et avec le numéro de référence au crayon, avec les tampons du photographe, copyright, daté 1980 et annoté Courtesy of Vogue au crayon par l'artiste, 'Dye transfer print made', daté 1989 au crayon, et avec tampon d'édition, numeroté 17 et monogrammé au crayon par l'artiste. Monté sous passe-partout et encadré.Dye Transfer print. Signed, titled, dated and with... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2010

A rare 'qingbai' 'Peony' handled cup, Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1889. A rare 'qingbai' 'Peony' handled cup, Song dynasty (960-1127); 17.8 cm., 7 in. Est. 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 of shallow rounded form, applied at one side with a circular loop handle issuing from a flat everted flange, the interior intricately carved with a peony flower borne on leafy stems, covered all over in a delicate shadowy-blue glaze, the unglazed rim revealing the white body burnt russet-orange in the firing. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th Novemeber 2003,... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2008

An Impressive Pair of 'Famille-Rose' Vases and Covers. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Les voilà, les jumeaux que mon copain A. voudrait "adopter" pour son salon Louis XV... Ca va saigner! An Impressive Pair of 'Famille-Rose' Vases and Covers. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period The massive vases of baluster form with high shoulder, waisted neck and slight galleried lip, the domed covers with wide everted rims, surmounted by tall lotus-bud finials, the bodies decorated in underglaze blue and colorful enamels with gilt highlights, depicting the fenghuang, the male and female phoenix, among profuse peony... [Lire la suite]