16 avril 2014

A Dutch Delft blue and white tulip vase, early 18th century

A Dutch Delft blue and white tulip vase, early 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of spade form with scroll handles surmounted by five nozzles, painted on one side with Flora holding a cornucopia of flowers, the reverse painted with bird amongst lush foliage, painted mark CLV and numerals 10 and 18, some restoration; 20cm., 7 7/8 in. high. Estimation 1,000 — 1,500 GBP Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 25 June 1997, lot 152. Sotheby's. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam. London | 29 avr. 2014... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2014

A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white tulip vases, early 18th century

A pair of Dutch Delft blue and white tulip vases, early 18th century. Photo Sotheby's of spade form flanked by scroll handles and surmounted by five nozzles, painted on one side with flowers and winged cherubs heads, the reverse painted with scattered flowers, the rectangular base with flower panels, one painted DP and star and numeral 160, the other painted with VP monogram, one with a restored handle. Quantité: 2; 20cm., 7 7/8 in. high. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Provenance: The Stodel Collection (paper label to base) ... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2013

Some blue and white Islamic 'chinoisries' at the MET

Jar with Lion and Landscape Elements. Iran, first half 18th century. Stonepaste; painted under transparent glaze; brass. H. 11 in. (27.9 cm). Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915. 30.95.160a, b. The MetropolitanMuseum of Art. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The centuries-long popularity of Chinese ceramics in the Islamic world continued into the Safavid era in Iran, as attested by pieces like this which were inspired by the shapes and conventions of painting particular to China. Of course,... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2013

Tulip vase. Adriaen Kocks (d. 1701), c.1694

Tulip vase. Adriaen Kocks (d. 1701), c.1694. Tin-glazed earthenware, 147.2 cm. RCIN 1085. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Acquired by Queen Mary II prior to her death in 1694.Many of Queen Mary II's Delft vases are described in the inventories of her palaces at Het Loo and Hampton Court as standing on the hearth. Flower vases such as these were used to ornament the fireplace during the spring and summer when fires were not lit. Each of the nine hexagonal stages was made separately, with a sealed... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2012

Tulip Vase, 17th century, Iran.

  Tulip Vase, 17th century, Iran. Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze. H. 10 3/16 (25.9 cm) Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1966. Accession Number: 66.107.1 © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This multispouted vessel is often referred to as a tulip vase. Although its exact purpose in the Safavid milieu is unknown, it could have functioned as a container for holding tulip bulbs. As large quantities of Chinese blue-and- white porcelain vases in a myriad of shapes were imported to... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2012

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century

A safavid blue and white pottery tulip vase, Persia, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form with a central everted mouth surrounded by five small subsidiary spouts, all mounted with metal covers and engraved with figures inside roundels and alternating floral stems, the body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with black outlines, featuring a river landscape with bushy rocks, clouds, ducks and birds, scrolling arabesque designs to neck and foot, the reverse of base with pseudo-Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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