11 octobre 2021

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 792. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 25,625. © Christie's 2021 The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds and above rocks emerging from crashing waves. The base has a four-character mark Zhiyuantang zhi (Made for the Hall of Extended Remoteness). Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds. ... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2021

A qingbai incised 'dragon' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 417. A qingbai incised 'dragon' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diamètre: 14 cm. (51⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 800 - EUR 1,200. Price Realised EUR 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance:  Private European collection, predominantly assembled by the current owner's father from the 1970s to 1990s, then by descent within the family. Note: The interior of this conical bowl is finely incised with two dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst fire scrolls... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2021

An extremely rare doucai and anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3611. An extremely rare doucai and anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 16.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 5,015,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the exterior of the deep rounded sides decorated in doucai with two dragons striding sinuously above tempestuous waves crashing against jagged rockwork, the continuous scene further accentuated with the spines of each mythical beast and the flaming wisps rendered in bright iron red,... [Lire la suite]
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]