23 avril 2012

Fritware bottle, painted in blue under a transparent glaze. Syria; beginning of 15th century

Fritware bottle, painted in blue under a transparent glaze. Syria; beginning of 15th century. H: 28 cm. Inv. no. 29/1988. The David Collection. © THE DAVID COLLECTION In around 1400, the blue and white pottery that was produced in the Middle East was almost completely under the influence of Chinese export porcelain with blue decoration. At times, the Syrian potters kept to a more Islamic ornamentation, but most often they transferred Chinese decoration to local forms. This pear-shaped bottle is quite an... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2011

A copper-red pear-shaped vase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 101. A  copper-red pear-shaped aase, yuhuchun ping, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 30.5cm., 12in. Estimate 70,000-90,000 GBP. Lot sold 85,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's well-potted, the generously swelling pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tapering neck with broad everted rim, the exterior covered in a rich copper-red glaze, the interior and recessed base glaze white and with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. Note: A closely related vase in the Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, is... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2011

Sotheby's to Offer a Selection of Magnificent Imperial Porcelain from 'The Meiyintang Collection'

A supreme highlight is a Falangcai (‘foreign colour’) vase with golden pheasants, Qing Dynasty, AD 1736-95, expected to sell in excess of HK$180 million/ US$23 million / £14 million. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’'s announced that it will offer in Hong Kong on the 7th April 2011 selections from one of the grandest collections of Chinese Art formed in the last century, The Meiyintang Collection. Assembled over a period of more than 50 years, The Meiyintang Collection is world-renowned for having brought together... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2010

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct.,

A very rare copper-red decorated 'yuhuchun ping' porcelain vase, China, 18th ct.,  photo courtesy Nagel broadly painted around the sides with the 'Three Abundances', peach, pomegranate and finger citron, between lappet and ruyi-lappet borders.  H. 28,4 cm - Estimate € 40 000 / 60 000 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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06 décembre 2008

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period The swelling sides painted with a continuous scene of bamboo alternating with plantain growing beside garden rocks, interspersed with other flowering plants, above a petal lappet band encircling the lotus blossom decorated splayed foot, the neck and shoulder decorated with bands of upright plantain leaves, foliate scroll and pendant ruyi, the pale blue tone of the design highlighted with darker blue spots in imitation... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2008

An extremely rare blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Yuan Dynasty

An extremely rare blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Yuan Dynasty The elegant pear-shaped body rising to a waisted neck with a flared mouth and out-turned rim, all supported on a splayed foot, the inside mouth rim encircled with six pendant-ruyi lappets, the neck and upper body covered with lotus blossoms and leaves scattered on a scalloped-wave ground, above a band of upright petal lappets enclosing clouds and circles, and classic scroll around the foot, the base glazed except for the foot ring which is burnt orange,... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2008

A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Yuan Dynasty

A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchun ping. Yuan Dynasty Of elegant pear-shaped form, the tall slender neck rising gently to a pronounced trumpet mouth, the sumptuous swollen body supported on a massively constructed splayed foot, vividly painted in underglaze-blue with a design of peony flowers amidst peony scroll, the threadlike stems with tendrils, some of the flowers still budding, others fully mature, all freely painted and evenly distributed throughout the large body, above a narrow border... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2008

A Rare Early Ming Underglaze-Copper-Red Pear-Shaped Vase (Yuhuchun Ping), China, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period.

A Rare Early Ming Underglaze-Copper-Red Pear-Shaped Vase (Yuhuchun Ping), China, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period. H. 32,1 cm. Estimate 120 000 €. Lot sold 200 000 €. Photo Nagel Note: the swelling pear-shaped body painted in underglaze-red tones with a continuous meander of four large peony blooms seen in profile and from above. Nagel Auctions. Asiatische Kunst. 14.-16.11.2005. www.auction.de
09 octobre 2008

A very rare underglaze blue 'Three Friends' vase, yuhuchun ping. Early Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period

Lot 2541. A very rare underglaze blue 'Three Friends' vase, yuhuchun ping. Early Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period. 32cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold:  2,060,000 HKD Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's well potted of swelling pear shape, well painted in underglaze cobalt-blue of slate tone with darker areas of 'heaping and piling', the body with a continuous wide band with the 'Three Friends" in a garden with twin knotty pine trees, a flowering prunus tree, and bamboo flourishing... [Lire la suite]