12 mars 2008

A group of four painted pottery funerary vessels - Han Dynasty

A group of four painted pottery funerary vessels - Han Dynasty Including two cocoon jars, one hu-form jar and one duck-headed bottle, each with painted decoration (chips, surfaces repainted).Tallest jar 15 1/2in (39.5cm) high - Sold for $1,200 plus Premium and tax Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Decorative Art, 3 Mar 2008. 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
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12 mars 2008

A two-section painted pottery model of a horse - Han Dynasty

A two-section painted pottery model of a horse - Han Dynasty Including the elongated body and the well-modeled head with its spreading neck, the surfaces showing extensive burial deposits, traces of carmine and white gesso (losses). 21 12in (54.5cm) long - Sold for $1,900 plus Premium and tax Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Decorative Art, 3 Mar 2008. 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
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12 mars 2008

Two similar blue and white deep bowls - Kangxi Period, One with Kangxi Mark

Two similar blue and white deep bowls - Kangxi Period, One with Kangxi Mark Each displaying identical dragon panels on a diaper band along the interior of the flared rim and a phoenix roundel centering the floor that repeats on the exterior in alteration with a dragon and pearl roundel separated by similarly patterned lotus flower and leaf clusters, the six-character mark in regular script written on one recessed base and Liu Hai's toad forming the mark on the other, both drawn within a double ring (both restored).7 3/4in... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2008

A blue and white porcelain bowl - Transitional Period

A blue and white porcelain bowl - Transitional Period Of inverted bell form and painted to the exterior walls with a band of horses flying through cloud banks above waves, the slightly convex roundel to the floor of the well filled with another cloud bank and the deeply recessed base inscribed with a four-character mark reading fu gui jia qi enclosed within a double ring (chipped).5 7/8in (15cm) diameter - Sold for $325 plus Premium and tax Property from the Robert C. Held Trust, sold to benefit Marin Agricultural Land... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2008

An important Longquan celadon "Kinuta" vase- Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

An important Longquan celadon "Kinuta" vase- Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) The cylindrical body tapering slightly towards the foot from the canted shoulder and the tall neck flanked by a pair of dragon-fish handles tapering towards the widely flared mouth with upturned rim, covered overall with an even glaze of soft sea-green tone which falls to just above the edge of the foot, and which also covers the inside of the foot and the flat base.11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) high, two Japanese wood boxes, cloth bag - Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2008

Two rare pottery Buddhist reliquary jars and covers - Dali Kingdom, Yunnan Province, 12th century

Two rare pottery Buddhist reliquary jars and covers - Dali Kingdom, Yunnan Province, 12th century Each of sumptuous globular form, surmounted by a truncated conical cover, terminating in a stupa finial, the covers incised with stylised lotus flowers, set against four segmented horizontal bands, the main body applied with eight broad upright leaves, separated from each other by a subtly incised tree, all above prominent ridge band at the lower body and below a similar band at the shoulder, the neck finely carved with eight... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2008

A Cizhou black-glazed carved jar, guan - 12th/13th century

A Cizhou black-glazed carved jar, guan - 12th/13th century Of baluster form rising to the high slanted shoulders surmounted by a short tapering neck with a lipped rim, applied with a pair of double-loop handles, the body carved with a lotus blossom flanked by incised foliate scrolls, framed by two double bow-strings below further foliate scrolls at the shoulders, reserved on a thick dark chocolate-brown glaze stopping short of the rim and foot ring. 31.7cm (12½in) high. Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800 Copyright © 2002-2007... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2008

A tea-dust [cha ye mo] glazed vase - Six-character mark of The Qianlong Emperor

A tea-dust [cha ye mo] glazed vase - Six-character mark of The Qianlong Emperor With cylindrical neck, oviform body and tapering, cylindrical foot; 12 inches [30 cms.] high - Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold. Bonhams. Japanese & other Asian Works of Art, 20 Feb 2008. Knightsbridge
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23 février 2008

A rare large documentary blue and white censer - Dated by inscription to 1732 and of the period

A rare large documentary blue and white censer - Dated by inscription to 1732 and of the period The robustly potted body rising from a short foot ring, modelled with globular rounded sides and flared, brown-dressed rim, painted with two dragons chasing flaming pearls, one side inscribed with a shou character medallion, the other with a dated inscription corresponding to 1732. 34.3cm (13¼in) diam. - Estimate: £8,000 - 10,000 Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28 November 1979, lot 184.Notes: The inscription reads: 'The... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2008

A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu - Kangxi

A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu - Kangxi The central bulb framed by key-fret borders and finely painted with two panels alternating with floral sprays enclosing a leaping carp amidst white crested waves and a recumbent qilin in a mountainous river landscape, between the trumpet-shaped neck with scholars and gift bearers before a ruler and a lady within a pavilion in a fenced garden, the foot decorated with attendants approaching a sleeping scholar leaning against rockwork and a fisherman by his boat pointing towards... [Lire la suite]
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