04 juillet 2014

Pair of blue-and-white bell-shaped wine cups with three rams and the sun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty

Pair of blue-and-white bell-shaped wine cups with three rams and the sun, Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty. Porcelain, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Width 16.4 cm. Height 10.5 cm. Purchased in 1957. Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 It is difficult to find a pair of chime-type cups. Also known as "jinzhong cup" and "chime-type cup", cups of this shape of an inverted bell with a flared mouth were popular during the Ming and Qing... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2013

A bronze wine cup (jue), late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

A bronze wine cup (jue), late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. the deep U-shaped body raised on three sharp blade-shaped legs, crisply cast on each side with a taotie mask in high relief with rounded eyes, angular horns and slim bodies, the loop handle on one side issuing from a bovine head, bisecting a taotie mask, divided by notched flanges, beneath a long spout and pointed tail forming the rim, decorated with elongated blades under the spout and tail interspersed... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2013

Nine Small Wucai Wine Cups, Wanli Marks and Period

Nine Small Wucai Wine Cups, Wanli Marks and Period. Photo courtesy Michaan Auctions Each of ‘ogee’ form with shallow sides, the exterior rim painted with eight lotus flower sprigs, all above elaborate lanterns interspaced with boys and pine trees, the interior floor painted with a front-facing fourclawed dragon within double blue rings, a six-character Wanli mark to the base surrounded by an unglazed foot rim. Diameter: 2 9/16 inches (6.5 cm) each. Estimate: $70,000/90,000. Unsold Provenance: Acquired in Suzhou... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2013

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's

A white-glazed 'anhua' wine cup, Kangxi mark and period - Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a gently everted rim, delicately incised with an anhuadesign of two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst stylized flames, covered overall in an even white glaze, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.35 cm. Estimation: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD PROVENANCE: A gift to the current owner from Robert West, New York. Mr. West bequeathed the... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2012

A Small Yellow-Glazed Wine Cup, Yongzheng Mark and Period

A Small Yellow-Glazed Wine Cup, Yongzheng Mark and Period - Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring mouth, the exterior applied with an egg-yolk yellow glaze, the interior and the base left white, inscribed with a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double-circle, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 6.8cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com
27 octobre 2012

A Copper-Red Glazed Wine Cup. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period - Sotheby's

A Copper-Red Glazed Wine Cup. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period - Photo Sotheby's the steep flaring sides raised on a short foot, applied with a raspberry-red glaze to the exterior, leaving the interior and the base white, inscribed to the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark; 7.7cm., 3in. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP EXHIBITED: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no.114. ... [Lire la suite]


20 octobre 2012

A very rare imperial copper red and blue and white decorated Immortal wine cup, China, underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character m

A very rare imperial copper red and blue and white decorated 'Immortals' wine cup, China, underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character mark and period. Photo Nagel D. 8,7 cm - Estimate 10000/15000 € A similar decorated wine vessel from the Yongzheng period is preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. Collection Peter Schmidt Nagel. "Asian Art". 2012/11/02 http://www.auction.de/
18 septembre 2012

Sotheby's to offer an opulent private collection of precious European goldsmith's work

A Hungarian parcel-gilt silver canister, by Andreas Schissler, Neusohl, 1670, 16.7cm. high is estimated at £30,000-50,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London will offer an unrivalled private collection of precious Central European silver and goldsmith’s art in the single-owner sale “Dr. Heller’s Lexicon” on 4th December 2012. Over 200 works, spanning four centuries – from the 16th to the 20th - from the collection of the eminent radiologist and art historian, Dr. Dr. István Heller, will be offered for sale. These... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2012

A well carved rhinoceros horn wine cup in shape of a magnolia blossom and prunus branches, China, 17th-18th ct

A well carved rhinoceros horn wine cup in shape of a magnolia blossom and prunus branches, China, 17th-18th ct. Photo Nagel  Stand partly restored, small chips to mouth rim. H. 8,2 cm. Lot 1245. Estimate 10000 € Property from an old German private collection Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 10th 2012http://www.auction.de/
05 mai 2012

A fine carved chilong rhinohorn wine cup, China, 18th ct

A fine carved chilong rhinohorn wine cup, China, 18th ct. Photo Nagel  chilong partly restored. L. 10,2 cm. Lot 1244. Estimate 8000 € Property from an old German private collection  Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 10th 2012http://www.auction.de/


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