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]
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]