23 mai 2022

An iron-red decorated 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Xianfeng (1851-1861)

Lot 3654. An iron-red decorated 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Xianfeng (1851-1861); 5.9 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 403,200 HKD (Estimate : 300,000 - 400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of William and Jennifer Shaw, no. 165A, acquired c.1990. Exhibited: Imperial Chinese Porcelain, Ceramics & Works of Art, Marchant, London, 2013, cat. no. 46 (one of a pair). Note: A similar cup from the collection of Simon Kwan was... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2021

A small green jade 'dragon' cup, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644)

 Lot 102. A small green jade 'dragon' cup, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644); 8.4cm (3 1/4in) wide. Sold for HK$82,875 (Estimate HKD20,000 - 30,000/US$2,600 - 3,900). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular form with deep sides resting on a foot ring, one side set with a outward handle in the form of a dragon's head, the semi-translucent stone of greyish-green tone with black inclusions.  Note: The form of the present cup is closely related to metalware and ceramics dated to the Yuan dynasty, such as a silver... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2021

A rare black-glazed 'dragon' cup, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 509. A rare black-glazed 'dragon' cup, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 8.5cm (3 2/8in) long. Est: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 4,845 (€ 5,647). © Bonhams The shallow vessel finely potted with rounded sides raised on a gently-flared foot, rising to a slightly-flaring lipped mouth, the handle shaped as a dragon head, covered overall in black glaze. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 2010, no.26. The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

An iron-red 'dragon' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3701. An iron-red 'dragon' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 8.7 cm., 3 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 -- 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (63,740 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the exterior enamelled in iron-red with five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously above a band of tumultuous green waves, the interior similarly decorated with a medallion enclosing a further dragon soaring above green waves, the foot bordered... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

  Lot 3134. A fine pair of small iron-red decorated 'dragon' cups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep delicately potted sides rising to a slighlty everted rim, finely decorated on the exterior in iron-red with a pair of dragons playfully striding through flames and clouds above crashing waves, all between double-line borders, inscribed on the base with a... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861)

Lot 20. A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a slightly flared rim, each painted on the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons above cresting waves, all between underglaze blue double-line borders at the rim and on the foot, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer... [Lire la suite]

22 juillet 2019

A doucai dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 872. A doucai dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); Dish 4½ in. (11.3 cm.) diam., cups 2¼ in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The shallow dish is decorated on the interior with a stylized peach tree below fruiting and flowering branches in the well. Together with a pair of small iron-red-decorated 'dragon' cups, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735),... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 3665. A white glazed and moulded 'Dragon' cup, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to flared rim, the interior moulded with a pair of dragons interrupted by ruyi clouds, the base incised with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3642. An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); w. 7.8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD (19,109 - 31,848 USD). Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,890 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a gently flaring rim, flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the exterior incised with a horizontal band of confronted kui dragons, covered evenly in pale yellow glaze... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A fine white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 108. A fine white-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short, slightly tapered foot, incised with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall in a fine, translucent rich glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]