11 janvier 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1666. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With steep sides rising to a slightly flared, rounded rim, painted around the exterior with alternating dragon and phoenix roundels framed by conjoined lotus blossoms, the interior painted with a single phoenix roundel beneath a diaper border, the base of one with apocryphal Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2018

Three Bleu de Huê 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowl, Neifu mark, 19th Century, Jingdezhen export-ware

Lot 91. Three Bleu de Huê 'dragon' and 'phoenix' bowl, Neifu mark, 19th Century, Jingdezhen export-ware; diameter: 10.7 cm, 10.3 cm, 11.1 cm. Sold for AU$ 793 (€ 498). © Bonhams 2001-2018 each fitted with silver rim. Provenance: Private collection, Sydney. Note: From the 1700s onwards, kings of the Le-Trinh dynasty in Vietnam ordered porcelain from China for their court. This type is named after Hue, the 19th-century capital of the last royal dynasty in Vietnam, the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Although Chinese... [Lire la suite]