18 juillet 2019

Two large Fahua 'Dragon' censers, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 323. Two large Fahua 'Dragon' censers, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Width across handles of larger 15 1/4  in., 38.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's each of compressed globular form supported on three animal-mask legs, molded in high relief all around with dragons confronting a flower, flanked by two curved upright handles, all in glazes of blue, turquoise, purple and mustard-yellow, the galleried rims each bearing a... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  the body of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs rising to a flared everted rim, painted to the exterior in vivid cobalt blue with two large sinuous dragons confronting a flaming pearl among flames, below ruyi shaped cloud scrolls at the neck, the base with an unglazed ring Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704

Lot 69. A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704; 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the body of compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot to a flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a dedicatory panel flanked by two large ferocious scaly dragons. Provenance: Christie's London, 11th December 1989, lot 166. Spink & Sons, Ltd. London,... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

A very rare Imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Xuande cast six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 309. A very rare Imperial bronze 'dragon' censer, Xuande cast six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HK$1,000,000 – HK$2,000,000 ($129,383 - $258,765). Price Realized HK$4,240,000 ($548,583). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer is raised on a slightly splayed foot, and superbly cast in high relief around the exterior of its compressed globular body with a pair of three-clawed sinuous dragons striding amidst clouds, flanked by a pair of mask and ring handles on the sides.... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

A blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Kangxi mark and period, dated 1710

A blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Kangxi mark and period, dated 1710. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of bombé form, painted to the exterior with two dragons confronting a 'flaming pearl' among clouds, an inscribed rectangular cartouche on the other side stating that the censer was made for the Earth God temple by devotee Lu Qin, all above a cyclical date reading Gengyin nian zhi feng corresponding to 1710. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York. 15... [Lire la suite]