30 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli

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Lot 3652. A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  inEstimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,217 - 50,956 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.

with straight sides rising from a knife-pared foot, each facet brightly enamelled with a leaping five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl beside a swooping phoenix, all amidst leafy sprays issuing stylised flower heads and within underglaze-blue double-line borders, the glazed base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in a scallop-edged rectangular cartouche, reticulated metal cover.

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th October 1993, lot 61.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 oct. 2018, 03:00 PM 


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