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. 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 inscribed with a six-character... [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. 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 in low relief, each... [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. 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 scrolls, a band... [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]
30 janvier 2019

A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2697. A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10.2 cm., 4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the delicately potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely incised with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst 'fire and cloud' scrolls, all between ruyi and classic scroll bands... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

An extremely rare yellow and iron-red 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2681. An extremely rare yellow and iron-red 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with two large scaly five-clawed yellow dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' outlined in iron-red, all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls, the foot with a keyfret... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2019

A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1739. A small blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The deep sides painted in underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds and flames above a band of overlapping petal tips, with a similar medallion on the interior. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1991.The Tsui Museum of Art. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2018

A pair of incised lime-green-glazed 'dragon' bowls, Guangxu marks and period (1875-1908)

Lot 1014. A pair of incised lime-green-glazed 'dragon' bowls, Guangxu marks and period (1875-1908). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $18,750. © Sotheby's the exterior of each finely incised with two striding dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid flame scrolls over waves, the interior and base white, the base with a six-character mark (2). Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co.  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1006. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, painted around the exterior in inky cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves reaching for 'flaming pearls,' the base with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 219. A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908); 15 cm, 5 15/16  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's the steeply rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior with two finely incised and green-enamelled dragons pursuing flaming pearls among cloud scrolls and flames above crashing waves, the interior and base reserved in white, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]