03 mai 2020

A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 306. A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a gilt oval foot to a cylindrical neck with lipped rim, flanked by a pair of gilt ruyi handles, the exterior brightly decorated on each face with a coiled dragon amongst large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stems, all reserved on a mottled white ground. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 438. A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 29.8cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a straight foot to a cylindrical neck, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, brightly decorated to the front and back with a sinuous dragon amongst meandering lotus scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground, the handles with stylised ruyi clouds. Provenance: A French... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2020

A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795

Lot 3302. A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 28,200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's exquisitely potted with a globular body surmounted by a tall tubular neck with an everted gilt mouthrim, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in varying tones of iron-red with a five-clawed dragon writhing sinuously and... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 15 1/2 in, 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot Sold 920,000 USD. © Sothebys skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3204. A finely painted and rare blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 30.2 cm, 11 7/8 in. Estimate: HK$15,000,000 - 20,000,000 / US$1,920,000 - 2,560,000. Lot Sold 22,320,000 HKD (2,309,547 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018. skilfully potted with a broad body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shaded tones of cobalt... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

A good blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 105. A good blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,800 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of compressed globular form, painted to either side in rich cobalt-blue tones with a central dragon medallion encircled by a leafy composite floral scroll, the tall waisted neck with Buddhist emblems and flanked by a pair of dragon handles. Provenance: Private collection, Leipzig, purchased in 1991... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2015

A rare doucai 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 19th century

A rare doucai 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 19th century. Estimate HK$100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted gourd-shaped neck flanked by a pair of curved ruyi handles, each side vividly painted and enamelled with a roaring front-facing five-clawed dragon writhing amidst undulating cloud scrolls between two bats hovering around the foot and a stylised shou character on each side of the neck. 19cm (7 1/2in) high ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2015

Imperial porcelain and works of art made for the Qing court to be offered at Bonhams Hong Kong

Lot 22. An exceptionally rare Imperial celadon-glazed olive-shaped vase, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$ 3,000,000 - 5 ,000,000 (€350,000 - 590,000). Sold for HK$ 17,320,000 (€ 2,057,715). Photo Bonhams HONG KONG - The forthcoming Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale, to be held on 3 December 2015 at Bonhams Hong Kong, will offer a curated sale of fine and rare porcelain and works of art made for the Qing Court, which would have once graced the Imperial palaces. An exceptionally rare... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2015

A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3633. A magnificent and extremely rare iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795);  25.5 cm., 10 in. Estimate 18,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (2,069,207 — 2,873,899 EUR). Lot sold 29,880,000 HKD (3,434,884 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of flattened globular form supported on a short foot, superbly decorated on each side in varying tones of iron-red with an en face five-clawed dragon writhing... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2013

A blue and yellow-glazed 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A blue and yellow-glazed 'dragon' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams The flattened circular body painted on each side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl amidst fire and cloud scrolls, the lobed handles each painted at the base with a ring suspending a musical stone, a brocade ball and a lozenge, the neck painted with a cloud scroll on each side, the vase covered with a rich translucent yellow glaze stopping at the blue dragons. 32.3cm (12¾in) high. Sold for £9,375... [Lire la suite]