27 septembre 2012

A fine and rare copper-red mallet vase, yaoling zun. Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine and rare copper-red mallet vase, yaoling zun. Mark and period of Kangxi - Photo Sotheby's the finely potted body resting on a slightly splayed foot, gently rising to the rounded shoulders with a narrow fillet collaring the base of the tall slender neck, below a subtly flared mouth, the waisted body meticulously penciled in brilliant tones of underglaze red with four evenly spaced archaistic medallions, each centred with a stylised flower head enclosed within two concentric rings of radiating petals and 'S'-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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]

31 août 2009

Highlights of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property From the Arthur M. Sackler Collections @ Christi'es

This September, Christie’s is pleased to offer over 350 lots of fine Chinese porcelain, jade, furniture and works of art from diverse collections. Following on the heels of the record setting March sales in New York, Christie’s once again looks forward to a highly successful sale of exceptional Chinese works of art. Highlights of this sale. An important and rare imperial Guangzhou tribute embellished ivory and tortoiseshell fan. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Made of very thin, finely woven ivory caning mounted in a... [Lire la suite]