19 March 2009
A FAUX BOIS AND FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELED BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
With steep sides rising to the flared rim, painted on the exterior in famille rose enamels with a mountainous landscape with several small sea-side pavilions, set between faux bois borders above and below, the rim gilded
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Chait Galleries, New York, 1950s.
A new collector’s guide to palettes, glazes, reign marks, and the different kilns, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible
Offered on 13 September, this bronze vessel is one of only 15 four-legged examples known to our specialist, and once belonged to the emperor Qianlong
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Chinese ceramics and works of art specialist Vicki Paloympis offers tips on how to start a collection
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works sold at Christie's
The world-renowned interior designer selects favourite objects from our forthcoming Interiors sale in London on 13 September