Carkl Kempe Collection of Chinese Ceramics # 675, a PAIR of porcelain BOWLS, deep with rounded sides, everted rolled lip and bevelled foot-rim. Interior with "an hua" slip design of Imperial dragons pursuing the pearl and incised archaic dragon in the center. Incised four characters mark of Hsuan Te (1426-1435) Xuande on base of each bowl. Shu Fu type. Early Ming Dynasty. Condition: is good, but there is one rim restoration (1.25 cms. in length) on one cup and there are numerous abr ...click for details
Carl Kempe Chinese porcelain Vase, # 699 in the shape of a "Ts'un" or "Zun" (a prototype of arachaic bronze vessels) Incised "an hua" (or hidden treasure) design of double dragons chasing the flaming pearl in 3 different sets and wave patterns at the base. Bluish tinted glaze with a four character mark of "Yuan Ho" nien chih in underglaze blue in a double circle on base. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London. (sticker on base) with a "CK # 699&q ...click for details
Carl Kempe Collection of Chinese Ceramics,
#208; large porcelain pear shaped VASE with tubular neck, everted foot and dragon handles. Lavender glaze with large black crackle. "Ko" or "Ge" type. Qianlong Dynasty (1736-1795) Height is 15.4 inches (39.5 cms) and diameter is 7 3/8 inches (19 cms) Includes hand carved wooden stand with "CK 208" yellow and red label on bottom. Purchased at Sotheby's in Paris, France, Lot # 95. Condition is very good, although there ...click for details
Chinese porcelain Snuff Bottle with 3 lions sporting with brocaded ball "Shih-tzu kun hsiu ch'iu." in underglaze blue on a light gray crackled "oatmeal," background. There is a 4 character Qialong Period seal mark in underglaze blue on base. Some minute firing flaws, otherwise in excellent condition. Complete condition report and price upon request. Height is 3.25 inches or 8.3 cms. The diameter at base is 3.7 cms.
Price available upon request - with Bluett,London label.
Chinese ceramic, Yongzheng (1723-1735) porcelain, SOUFFLE, Coral-glazed VASE with a baluster shaped body rising to a wide flaring mouth from a high spreading base. There is a "bow-string," band around the shoulder of the vase. White glaze appears on the uppermost outer lip of the rim and interior. The base is cut high, with no glaze. The biscuit is typical of Kangxi/Yongzheng fine porcelains: pure dense white. The souffle glaze was applied through a small diameter bamboo tube with a f ...click for details
A Chinese "pi-ch'i p'ing," or water-chestnut shaped, copper-red porcelain VASE from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of compressed globular form set with a thick tall neck with a slightly flaring mouth, all supported on a low foot, covered in a thin copper red glaze draining at the mouth and around the middle of the body to a slight greenish tinge and pooling to a deep red at the shoulders and foot, all beneath a fine network of crackles in the glaze. Lot #325 @ Sotheby's New ...click for details
Chinese porcelain baluster VASE with blue & white peony flower decoration between lappet design around the base shoulder and rim. There is a double ring on the bases with no reign marks. Circa 1900-1920. Condition is excellent. Height is 10.25" (26 cms.) and the diameter of the rim is 5 inches (12.7 cms.)
SOLD- Lot #213 from Christie's NYC auction 9/20/2005, disaccessioned from the St. Louis Art Museum
Chinese "soft paste," porcelain JUNYAO Tripod Censer, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)of globular form supported on three low legs and with a pair of upright rectangular handles cutout in the center to accommodate a pair of projecting loop handles, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of milky pale blue tone pooling to a darker color below the handles and thinning on the edges to show the reddish ware beneath. Purchased from Christies in New York, Lot # 213, 09/20/2005 and was the property of ...click for details
Sold to Europe - from Sotheby's auction in NYC, 03/31/05, Lot 115
Large (12 1/8") (31cms.) diameter Chinese, late MING, Wanli period, blue-glazed monochrome BOWL with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly inverted rim, covered overall in a deep indigo-blue glaze thinning to reveal the white porcelain body at the rim. Condition report on request.