03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

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Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.

the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the base inscribed with the four-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019, 10:30 AM 

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