22 février 2021

A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 718. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in seal script in in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 100,000. © Christie's 2021 The flaring, conical sides rise to a notched rim, and are decorated with two writhing five-clawed dragons, one depicted in green enamel and the other in yellow enamel, each emerging from foaming waves, and separated by flaming pearls and cloud... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2021

A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

Lot 532. A fine and rare pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, underglaze blue Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); D. 9,5 cm. Estimate: € 20.000- € 30.000. Result: € 78.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Old and important European private collection, according to records bought in Beijing 1923. Note: The current pair of bowls exemplifies the Yongzheng Emperor's admiration for celebrated Chinese ceramics and antiquity as well as his desire to uphold such... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2020

A fine green-ground aubergine-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 455. A fine green-ground aubergine-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.2 cm, 4⅜ in. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei, 1990s, by repute. An Asian private collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd June 2016, lot 746. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020
22 décembre 2020

A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period

  Lot 32. A yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 9,7 cm. (3 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price realised EUR 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, l'extérieur est à décor de deux dragons aux corps noueux pourchassant la perle sacrée. L'intérieur est orné d'un caractère Shou à l'intérieur d'un cercle.  Provenance: Property... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 29. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1573-1619). Diamètre: 14,8 cm. (5 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, l'extérieur est orné de cinq dragons à cinq griffes aux corps noueux formant des médaillons. Le col est rehaussé d'une frise de vagues et fleurs. L'intérieur est à décor d'un grand dragon tenant la... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2020

A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A near pair of blue and white 'dragon' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,299). Photo: Bonhams. Each potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in vivid shades of blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons striding amongst scrolling flames and billowing clouds, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further dragon amidst flames, wood stands. Note:... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2020

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

Lot 23. A yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for 11,562 (€ 12,934). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim from a short straight foot, incised around the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior with a central dragon roundel, covered in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze save the base glazed white, box. Provenance: a Swiss... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 178. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides freely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with two sinuous five-clawed dragons alternating with two lotus blooms issuing from meandering lotus scrolls, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2020

A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3641. A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12.5 cm, 4 ⅞ in.. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 302,400 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted and carved in anhua with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst flames, the underside with a four-character Yongle mark. Provenance: Collection of Mrs Clayton W. Miller, donated to the Art Institute of Chicago prior... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2020

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

  Lot 831. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The domed body rising to a wide, lipped mouth, and decorated on either side with a single copper-red peony blossom on the pale bluish-green-tinged ground that also covers the base and interior. Provenance: The James and... [Lire la suite]