21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark within double circles and of the period (1506-1521)

 Lot 3116. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark within double circles and of the period (1506-1521), 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The dish with shallow rounded sides is finely painted in vibrant inky-blue tones in the centre with a rampant leaping dragon amongst a dense lotus meander, the well with two further striding dragons amidst lotus scrolls. The... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark within and period (1506-1521)

Lot 3117. A fine and very rare large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark within double circles and of the period (1506-1521),  9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim supported on a cylindrical foot. The exterior is superbly painted in vivid blue tones with two striding... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 204. A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521), 20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,280,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides gently outcurving at the flared rim, painted in soft underglaze blue tones outlined by precise darker penciling, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon leaping amidst scrolling lotus, repeated as a frieze around the well with a pair of  long-bodied... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Bowl with boys playing, Ming dynasty, Tianshun to Chenghua period, AD1457–87

Bowl with boys playing, Ming dynasty, Tianshun to Chenghua period, AD1457–87, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 122 millimetres, Diameter: 224 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundation of Art, PDF 600 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with primary scene of the Hundred Boys, featuring 20 boys variously playing. Band of ruyi-shaped clouds just below the rim, and squared spirals around the foot.  Chinese people... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487). Diameter: 21.9 centimetres, Height: 10.5 centimetres. British Museum, Donated by: A W Roberts (In memory of A. D. Brankston), 1953,0416.2 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue decoration. This deep bowl is finely potted with rounded sides and a low foot ring. It is exquisitely painted in blurred tones of bright cobalt blue beneath a yellow-tinged glaze characteristic of Chenghua period porcelains.... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

An exceptionally rare blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487) 

Lot 3113. An exceptionally rare blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Chenghua period (1465-1487), 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The bowl is of deep, rounded form, skilfully painted in soft tones of underglaze cobalt blue with a continuous scene of boys playing in a balustrade garden beneath scrolling clouds. A double line encircles the mouth, while a keyfret band encircles the foot. ... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35

Gourd-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 260 millimetres. Sir Percival David Foundaion of Art, PDF 600 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain flask of double gourd form with flattened lower section, strap handles rising from the shoulder, and a rectangular foot. The flask has stylised flower and yin yang symbol in underglaze blue in the centre on one side of lower bulb, a... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3111. An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435), 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000. Price realised HKD 28,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 3120. A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,440,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The ewer is of compressed globular form with a long waisted neck below a galleried rim, surmounted by a cover with a flat surface and bud finial. It is painted in cobalt of vivid blue tones on each side of the... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 241. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying... [Lire la suite]
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