08 février 2020

A green-glazed 'Dragon' jar, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1744. A green-glazed 'Dragon' jar, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Decorated in underglaze blue and green glaze with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls between a petal lappet border below and the bajixiang above.  Note: A jar of this pattern with Daoguang mark was included in the exhibition, Imperial... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1455. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The tapering body is painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls between a petal lappet band below and a band of overlapping petal tips above, all below a... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century

  Lot 4. A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 10,158. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 The body freely incised with a striding five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls above a band of lotus petals around the base, covered in a white glaze pooling darker in the decoration to emphasise the design, rim polished. Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 329. ... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2019

A copper-red 'dragon' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722)

Lot 449. A copper-red 'dragon' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1622-1722); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 137,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, painted in vivid copper-red tones with two winged dragons striding amidst cloud and fire scrolls, the base with a tian mark in underglaze blue, wood stand. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019  
05 décembre 2019

A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-156

Lot 1860. A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 5 7/16in. (13.6 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 583,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The ovoid body incised and glazed in yellow on a green ground with two scaly dragons leaping to grasp the 'flaming pearls' amidst scattered clouds and flames between a band of lappets enclosing foliated motifs around the base and a... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

A rare iron-red and yellow 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 42. A rare iron-red and yellow 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); H. 14 cm. Estimate 20,000-30,000 EUR. © Nagel the compressed baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, boldly painted around the body and shoulders with two sinuous scaly yellow dragons striding amidst leafy scrolling ruyi, all between rocks and waves at the base and ruyi clouds at the shoulder and reserved on a rich dark iron-red ground, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue,... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 53. A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,970 - USD 19,455). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is decorated to the exterior in inky tones of cobalt blue with two winged dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds, above a band of waves, all between a band of Buddhist lions and brocade balls to the shoulder and a stylised lappet band to the foot. Note:... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 529. A blue and white 'dragon' jar, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century. Height 15 3/4  in., 40 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze blue with four-clawed dragons among clouds, all decorated with a blue-tinged transparent glaze, Japanese wood box (3). Note: Broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted jars such as the present example were popular in Korea during the 17th-19th centuries when they were used as storage... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2019

An incised white-glazed 'dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 681. An incised white-glazed 'dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body with rounded broad shoulders tapering to a recessed base, incised with a collar of ruyi around the short neck, a pair of sinuous dragons writhing amidst clouds and flames, a row of lappets at the foot, covered overall in a milky-white glaze, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

An unusual green and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' jar, 18th-19th century 

Lot 1406. An unusual green and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' jar, 18th-19th century; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of zhadou form, incised all over with nine dragons leaping amidst clouds above a wave and rock band, with a ruyi band at the rim on the interior, all under a green glaze reserved on a lemon-yellow ground, the base incised with an apocryphal Xuande mark under the yellow glaze, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]