29 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2115. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish is well-potted with shallow, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of two racing dragons in the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A blue and white 'windswept' meiping, late 15th century

Lot 2113. A blue and white 'windswept' meiping, late 15th century; 14 1/16 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The sides are painted in 'windswept' style with a continuous scene of a scholar followed by an attendant carrying a cloth-wrapped qin standing in a landscape framed above by scrolling clouds, and set between a band of upright leaf tips below and two graceful, leafy branches of rose and tree... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2111. An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The heavily potted body is decorated in deep, rich, underglaze blue with a wide band of three lotus plants, grasses and sagitarria between double-line borders and a band of upright leaf tips below and a band of camelia scroll on the rounded shoulder above. Three small foliate sprays are... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3135. A fine pair of underglaze-blue and iron-red 'lotus' cups, marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 8.1 cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted with thin flaring sides rising from a low foot, the exterior decorated with four iron-red stylised lotus blossoms borne on underglaze-blue foliate sprays, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-square. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3134. A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

An iron-red and underglaze blue dragon and phoenix teabowl and cover, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 3133. An iron-red and underglaze blue dragon and phoenix teabowl and cover, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, painted on the exterior in iron-red with a ferocious dragon and a flying phoenix, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, the teeth and claws of the dragon picked out... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3112. An underglaze-red and blue cupstand, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep round hollow bowl with an incurved rim, painted in underglaze red with a row of pendent pomegranates extending from a band of blue trefoils and key-fret around the mouth, collared by a broad flat dish painted with four sprays of fruiting blossoms, the flowers picked out in red, the underside... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine underglaze red and blue meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3112. A fine underglaze red and blue meiping vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period  (1723-1735); 22 cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with high rounded shoulders rising to a short waisted neck with an everted rim and tapering to a slightly flared foot, finely painted with bright washes of cobalt blue with a gnarled prunus tree and two magpies, one bird perched on a branch and the other in flight, the blossoms... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3206. A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, painted around the low sides with a frieze of four dragons pacing amid flickering flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', below a border of bajixiang interspersed with lingzhi sprigs at the rim covered in a pale wash, the... [Lire la suite]