05 mars 2011

Chinese monochromes @ Christie's Interiors

A Chinese liver-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The pear-shaped body rising to a flaring rim, covered on the exterior with a pale liver-red glaze, the neck interior and underside under a white glaze, the base with a Qianlong underglaze-blue seal mark, 11½ in. (29 cm.) high  - Estimate £800 - £1,200 - Price Realized  £6,000 A pair of large Chinese crackle-glazed vases. 19th century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each flanked by loose ring animal mask... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2009

A collection of monochrome porcelains, Yongzheng, Qianlong and Tongzhi marks

A rare pair of copper-red-glazed jardinieres and stands. Yongzheng four-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735) The jardiniéres well potted with deep sides, the exterior and everted rim covered with a glaze of rich bean-red color stopping at the raised outer edge of the rim, the white glaze of the interior with faint blue-green tint, with a drainage hole in the bottom; the shallow stands also with everted rim above a band of chrysanthemum petals molded on the sides, covered with a similar glaze... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt 'dragon' bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt 'dragon' bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period Finely painted around the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst wispy clouds, above a band of crashing and overlapping waves above the foot, and below a border of lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls at the shoulder, the slightly-flaring neck with medallions interspersed by wanzi and bats. 38.3cm (15in) high. Sold for £4,800 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt pear-shaped vase, Kangxi

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt pear-shaped vase, Kangxi The gently bulbous body rising from a splayed foot to a tall flaring cylindrical neck, flanked on either side by mythical beast handles, finely gilt around the exterior with two registers of fierce taotie-style animal masks against geometric grounds, all below borders of upright and pendent leaves interspersed by ruyi-head and taiji motifs on the neck, with a chevron band at the rim.  38.8cm (15¼in) high. Sold for £5,400 Provenance: a French private... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt baluster vase, Kangxi

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt baluster vase, Kangxi Finely and intricately painted around the exterior with figures on a bridge over a lake amidst a busy landscape of mountains, tiered pavilions and rocky outcrops, with additional groups of figures engaged in various pursuits, all below wispy clouds, the neck with bulbous middle section painted with a further continuous landscape, bordered below by a band of ruyi-heads, and above by floral sprays and insects, with a classic scroll band at the rim. 44.1cm (17¼in) high.. Sold... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2009

A Chinese Export Gilt-Decorated Powder-Blue Vase (Yen-Yen), Kangxi period, (1662-1722)

A Chinese Export Gilt-Decorated Powder-Blue Vase (Yen-Yen), Kangxi period, (1662-1722) the body painted in gilding with vignettes of dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' and fish with crabs, among scrolling clouds, the trumpet neck with two large phoenix in flight, all reserved on a powder-blue ground. height 17 7/8 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Americana. 23 Jan 09. New York. photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
10 novembre 2008

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period The globular body supported on a short straight foot and finely gilt with two scaly dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst wispy clouds, above a band of overlapping waves at the base and below a band of lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls, the flaring neck with a further scaly dragon (gilding worn). 38½cm (15¼in) high.- Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 - Unsold. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2008

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt rouleau vase. Kangxi

A  powder-blue-glazed and gilt rouleau vase. Kangxi The cylindrical body decorated in gilt with four panels enclosing two scenes of scholars by a pagoda looking at a sampan in a mountainous river landscape, alternating with two scenes of butterflies and insects amidst floral sprays, all framed by lotus scrolls, between ruyi-head and stiff-leaf borders, the neck with a central raised bow-string and decorated with panels with birds and butterflies amidst flowers (hairline cracks to base, minor regilding, scratches). 45cm... [Lire la suite]