03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 60. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with rounded body, wide trumpet-shaped neck and splayed foot, painted with three pairs of five-clawed dragons among scrolling lotus, distributed over the interior and exterior of the neck and the body and shown in different attitudes, with a ruyi border at the foot, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare yellow and green 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3. A rare yellow and green 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate HK$700,000 — 900,000 / €84,286 - 108,368. Lot Sold 2,125,000 HKD (257,150 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a wide neck flaring at the rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with incised details picked out in bright green enamel and reserved on a deep yellow ground, depicting four five-clawed dragons striding among... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2013

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 212. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); diameter 14.6 cm., 5 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a rounded lower body supported on a splayed foot, rising to a wide flared neck, freely painted around the exterior in deft strokes of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons writhing among lotus flowers borne on a continuous meander, each with bulging eyes, wide open jaws and a... [Lire la suite]