10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 736. A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USDLot Sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head with rounded contours in benign meditative pose, the close shaven head, downcast eyes and thick brows all picked out in underglaze blue, the overall glaze with a bluish tint pooling in the recesses to pale blue-green.

ProvenanceFrank Caro, New York, 3rd October 1968. 
Collection of Stephen Junkunc III (d. 1978).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019

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