17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

A green-ground famille-verte biscuit 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 351. A green-ground famille-verte biscuit 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).  Length 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a writhing dragon amid flame wisps in pursuit of a 'Flaming Pearl', the long sides of the box each with striding chilong with curving bifurcated tail and grasping a long-stemmed lotus bloom and divided by auspicious emblems, the box... [Lire la suite]