09 mars 2022

A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

  Lot 88. A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Width 12⅜ in., 31.7 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,032 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.7.6.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 185. ... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2022

A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 28,800 GBP (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the straight-sided circular box and cover profusely carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst tumultuous foaming waves, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the cover inscribed longwen baohe, the base carved and gilt with a... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2020

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 153. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 32.2cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of quatrefoil form, the domed cover deftly carved in various levels of relief, depicting a quatrefoil panel with three five-clawed dragons writhing amongst turbulent waves contesting a flaming pearl, all enclosed within a keyfret band, the sides of the cover and the box similarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 1561. A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate HKD 250,000 — 300,000. Price realised HKD 307,500. Courtesy Sotheby's  of well potted rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the cover with a rectangular panel enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above rolling waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by lotus blooms on meandering... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period

Lot 1085. A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The cover and box are decorated in qiangjin and tianqi technique on a red ground with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds on the top of the cover above flower scroll on the sides,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3641. A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (77,286 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the cover with a gently raised central medallion enclosing an en face dragon soaring amidst ruyi clouds, encircled by a frieze depicting a pair of dragons and ruyi clouds decorated to the rounded sides and repeated on the... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 136. A rare blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD (8,918 - 11,466 USD). Lot Sold 525,000 HKD (66,969 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, supported on a short splayed foot, the domed cover boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a central medallion enclosing two five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amidst stylised cloud clusters, all encircled by a wide... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 2938. A blue and white 'Dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 26.2 cm., 10.3/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 247,500 HKD  (20,108 EUR) (31,777 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. strongly potted of cinquefoil section, finely painted overall in vivid tones of cobalt-blue, the interior floor with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in full-frontal position leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid leafy sprays of chrysanthemum, peony,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 316. A Blue and White 'Dragon' Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (21,496 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's of rectangular form with indented corners, the top of the cover vividly painted with a lobed panel enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons ferociously writhing amongst clouds contesting a flaming pearl, above waves crashing against jagged mountains, all reserved against a diaper ground, the sides of... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2017

A superb and very rare underglaze-blue and enamelled 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3619. A superb and very rare underglaze-blue and enamelled 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566), 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 — 6,000,000). Lot sold HKD 7,900,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. of square quatrelobed form, the box potted with bombé sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated with four yellow-enamelled dragons soaring sinuously amidst sprays of lingzhi fungus, a key-fret band painted bordering the... [Lire la suite]