17 novembre 2021

A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 336.  A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); Diameter 35 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 44,100 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's with rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling dragon, covered overall with a sea-green glaze. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 6th November 2013, lot 262. Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no.... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2021

A fine green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 7. A fine green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25 cm. Lot sold: 1,638,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 the interior vibrantly enamelled with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and cloud scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded at the cavetto by a pair of striding dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior similarly decorated, all above a lotus lappet border at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2021

A rare iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark and period(1821-1850)

Lot 817. A rare iron-red 'dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is finely decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl within line borders. The exterior is decorated with two further dragons chasing flaming pearls on a ground of incised waves. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2021

A green and yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 815. A green and  yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam.. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is decorated in the center with a writhing, front-faced five-clawed dragon leaping toward a flaming pearl, encircled by two further dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs in the well. The exterior is similarly decorated, and the... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2021

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

Lot 791. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst clouds, and the exterior is decorated en suite with a pair of striding dragons. The base has a four-character mark reading Zhiyuantang zhi (Made for the Hall of Extended Remoteness). Sold by the Yale University Art... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2021

A pair of blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, Seal marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 135. A pair of blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dishes, Seal marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 6⅜ in., 16.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 52,920 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the center finely painted with an iron-red dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amidst cobalt-blue cloud scrolls, the motif repeated at the exterior with two iron-red dragons all between double-line borders, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2021

A pair of yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'dragon' dishes, Marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 7. A pair of yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'dragon' dishes, Six character marks in underglaze blue and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); Diameter 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 17,640 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: New York Private Collection. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021  
05 juillet 2021

A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 5008. A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 33.3 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold: 441,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., P120g4. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2012.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
11 mai 2021

A pair of green and aubergine-enamelled yellow-ground 'dragon' dishes, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3632. A pair of green and aubergine-enamelled yellow-ground 'dragon' dishes, Marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 13.1 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each incised and enamelled on the interior with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl, the underside with four aubergine clusters of grapes, all against a rich yellow ground, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2021

A carved 'Ding' 'dragon' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 140. A carved 'Ding' 'dragon' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 138,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with flared sides rising from a flat base to a six-lobed rim, the interior swiftly incised with a sinuous chilong amongst foliate scrolls, applied overall with a creamy ivory glaze, the lobed rim bound in copper. Property from the Studio of Serendipitous Encounters. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong... [Lire la suite]