07 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1637. A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The exterior is decorated on one side with a striding four-clawed dragon reaching towards a flaming pearl surrounded by flames, and on the other with a phoenix standing amidst leafy branches bearing six-petaled blossoms. The interior is decorated in the medallion with a bird perched on a rock next to a peony branch, and in the well... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2019

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2690. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 14.7 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled around the exterior with a scaly five-clawed green and a red dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', divided by phoenix in flight and reserved on a dense leafy scroll ground, all below... [Lire la suite]
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24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1020. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,125. © Sotheby's with steep conical sides flaring at the rim, freely painted with a writhing dragon and phoenix pursuing 'flaming pearls' to the exterior and upper half of the interior wall, centered by a roundel depicting a peak rising above turbulent waves under a moon in mist, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1376. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 5 7/8 in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The exterior is decorated with two descending phoenixes between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line, and the interior with an... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 165. A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to flaring rim, the exterior painted in polychrome enamels with two five-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', a pair of soaring phoenix dividing the beasts, the interior with a central dragon medallion at the well, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flaring rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons each striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', divided by two phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Auspicious Emblems' and ruyi at... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2018

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 4000. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  Brightly enamelled to the exterior with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, alternating with descending long-tailed phoenix, all amidst meandering leafy scrolls and below a band containing the Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls , Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850) 

Lot 144. A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls , Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Diamètre: 15 cm. (6 in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, la panse est à décor continu de deux phénix et deux dragons pourchassant la perle sacrée sur un fond de branchages fleuris. La bordure extérieure est ornée de bajixiang alternant avec des volutes... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 248. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15cm (5 7/8in) diam. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 60,120). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of rounded flaring sides rising from the slightly inverted foot ring, the exterior vividly painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, with four alternating five-clawed dragons and phoenixes pursuing the flaming pearl amidst foliate floral scrolls, below the rim with... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 247. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.2cm (6in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 8,750 (€ 10,020). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of rounded flaring sides rising from the slightly inverted foot ring, the exterior vividly painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, with four alternating five-clawed dragons and phoenixes pursuing the flaming pearl amidst foliate floral scrolls, below the rim with the Eight... [Lire la suite]