19 juillet 2020

A blue and white and yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3105. A blue and white and yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 380,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, vividly decorated around the exterior with two yellow five-clawed dragons striding amidst flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, the interior similarly decorated with a central medallion enclosing a writhing dragon, all... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2020

Hindman's Asian Works of Art auction totals more than $1M

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman’s June 25-26, Asian Works of Arts auction, has continued the department’s trend in achieving solid results, yet again surpassing presale estimates. Strong presale interest and competitive bidding over multiple telephone lines and online bidding platforms helped push the sale total beyond expectations, ultimately realizing $1.2M. Bidders participated from around the globe, but the most enthusiastic bidding came from mainland China where the interest in acquiring Chinese works of art remains high.While... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period and a blue and white figure of an official, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

Lot 574. A blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566) and a blue and white figure of an official, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21 and 18 cm, 8 1/4  and 7 1/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244  EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bowl decorated on the interior with two dragons wreathed in lotuses.  Note: A closely related blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl from the Qing court collections, and... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2020

A moulded celadon-glazed 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3603. A moulded celadon-glazed 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng  (1723-1735); 23.1 cm., 9 1/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (78,488 EUR). Photo Sotheby's sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior moulded with a band of eight kui dragons writhing sinuously amidst lingzhi-shaped clouds, applied overall with a brilliant pale celadon glaze, the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 3986. A fine and very rare blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The well-potted bowl has deep upright sides, boldly decorated on the interior with a central dragon medallion encircled by double-line borders and interlocking scrolls and fruit-like sprigs, a wide band of continuously... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

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

Lot 2161. A rare iron-red blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded sides and is supported on a thick foot encircled by double lines. The exterior is finely decorated with three five-clawed, scaly dragons leaping amidst flames... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3104. A pair of copper-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each potted with rounded sides elegantly rising from a slightly tapering foot, gently flaring at the rim, softly pencilled on the interior with a central medallion of a ferocious dragon, the exterior similarly decorated with five dragon roundels, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine blue and white 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3136. A fine blue and white 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17 cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of ogée form supported on a short straight foot, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with two ferocious five-clawed dragons prancing through ruyi-head clouds, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base inscribed with an underglaze blue six-character mark. Provenance: Christie's Hong... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2020

A very rare pair of blue-ground underglaze-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period

Lot 3433. A very rare pair of blue-ground underglaze-red decorated 'dragon' bowls, Kangxi six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/4 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000 Price Realized HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim. The exterior is incised and decorated in underglaze red with a pair of five-clawed dragons in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]