08 août 2019

A fine pair of yellow-enamelled incised-decorated 'Dragon' bowls, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3204. A fine pair of yellow-enamelled incised-decorated 'Dragon' bowls, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period (1736-1795); 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each with flaring sides rising to an upright mouth rim, finely incised on the exterior with a pair of dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', amidst ruyi clouds above a band of lappets encircling the base, the interior... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2019

A rare Imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A rare Imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.8cm (6 2/9in) diam. Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000. Sold for HK$ 813,125 (€ 92,569) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 With deep rounded sides gently rising from a slightly tapered foot to the rim, the exterior vividly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls in pursuit of the flaming pearl, the interior plain, the base with a six-character mark in standard script... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A rare Imperial iron-red enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 134. A rare Imperial iron-red enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.6cm (6 1/7in) diam. Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$300,000. Sold for HK$ 1,563,125 (€ 177,953) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to the rim, the exterior vividly enamelled in iron-red with two five-clawed dragons amongst flame scrolls each in pursuit of the flaming pearl, the interior plain, the base with a six-character mark within a... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 105. A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The bowl finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon picked out in blue on a yellow ground, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of sinuous dragons striding... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2019

Three near pairs of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowls, two pairs of bowls, Guangxu six-character marks and period

Lot 287. Three near pairs of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowls, two pairs of bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); the other pair of bowls: late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The largest, 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 ((USD 6,510 - USD 10,416). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each bowl is thinly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, decorated on the exterior in rich green enamels with two pairs of dragons and phoenix in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 515. An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 30,000USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each with finely-potted rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior delicately enameled with two sinuous three-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', each beast with a muscular chest and forearm and a serpentine tail issuing... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2019

A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 529. A blue-ground yellow-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,0000. Lot Sold 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides set on a slightly tapering foot and rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior with two yellow-enameled striding dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' against a deep blue ground, the interior with a central medallion painted with a further dragon and 'flaming pearl', the base... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 506. A rare pair of yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapering foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior painted in inky cobalt with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst flame scrolls and waves crashing into rocks below, the flame scrolls and some areas of the dragons raised... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 504. A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 12 1/4  in., 31.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep, rounded sides sweeping up from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted in bright cobalt tones with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their long sinuous bodies covered in scales and accented with a ridged spine, amid clouds and flame... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2019

An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 2682. An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 37 cm, 14 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, boldly painted around the exterior in a rich dark iron-red with two large five-clawed scaly dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls, the base with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]