30 septembre 2019

A massive blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 167. A massive blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Wanli six-character mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 25 in. (63.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,643 - USD 38,465). Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Of an impressive size, sturdily potted with broad rounded shoulders tapering to a narrow foot, painted with two leaping five-clawed dragons amidst flames and freely scrolling lotus, all between lappet bands with trefoil borders, the reign mark... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 739. A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the sides rising at an angle to a broad, generous shoulder rounding upward before converging at the short waisted neck, painted in rich cobalt hues with a pair of confronting five-clawed sinuous dragons vigorously writhing amid flaming clouds above a turbulent sea, the... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 736. A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head with rounded... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

A small blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 30. A small blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 13.2cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 48,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the broad round-shouldered body rising from a slightly spreading tall foot to a narrow waisted neck with flaring rim, freely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a large sinuous and scaly three-clawed dragon. Provenance: Private collection, Leipzig, purchased in 1991 (by repute). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

A large doucai 'Dragon' meiping, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1975)

Lot 128. A large doucai 'Dragon' meiping, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1975), 62cm., 24 3/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 84,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the slender baluster body decorated in characteristic technique in underglaze-blue and bright enamel colours with a large scaly five-clawed dragon amidst large peony blooms borne on leafy scrolling stems, surmounted by a narrow waisted neck encircled by classic scroll and stiff leaf bands. Note: Another vase of... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2015

A yellow and green-glazed 'Dragon' meiping, 19th century

A yellow and green-glazed 'Dragon' meiping, 19th century. Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Sotheby's The vase is incised with two five-clawed dragons pursuing a flaming pearl above undulating waves, and beneath ruyi, key fret, and lappet borders on the shoulder and neck, all in green on a rich egg yolk-yellow ground. The base is incised with an artemisia leaf and similarly glazed. 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York,... [Lire la suite]