27 mai 2019

A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 414. A blue-ground yellow-enamelled 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 25.1 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate £5,000 — 7,000. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP (11,981 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted to the centre with a yellow-enamelled scaly five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, encircled at the well and to the exterior by two similar dragons, all reserved on a rich cobalt-blue ground,... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2019

A reverse-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Chuxiugong seal mark, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 395. A reverse-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Chuxiugong seal mark, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908), 32.1 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP (12,780 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from short foot to a slightly everted rim, decorated to the center of the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with two further dragons to the well, the exterior similarly... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A green-enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Chenghua six-character mark (1465-1487)

Lot 108. A green-enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Chenghua six-character mark (1465-1487); 20.3cm (8in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 879,062 (€ 1,003,553). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Enamelled in the interior within a circle with a writhing five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the 'flaming pearl', the exterior with a further two striding green dragons on an incised ground of crashing waves and flaming pearls.   Provenance: an English private collection, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2019

A yellow-ground aubergine and green enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in aubergine enamel and of the

Lot 317. A yellow-ground aubergine and green enamelled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in aubergine enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 9,114 - USD 13,020). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The interior of the dish is finely incised and enamelled in aubergine and green with two five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst flame scrolls. The exterior is decorated with four pairs of leafy grape clusters.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

A reverse-decorated blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Chuxiugong seal mark, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 395. A reverse-decorated blue and white 'Dragon' dish, Chuxiugong seal mark, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 32.1 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from short foot to a slightly everted rim, decorated to the center of the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with two further dragons to the well, the exterior similarly decorated, the base with a four-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 532. An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.6 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,0000. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with the shallow rounded sides raised on a short, tapered foot, the interior painted in iron-red enamel with a lively five-clawed dragon writhing against a ground of underglaze-blue crashing waves, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons striding above... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2019

A green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736.1795)

Lot 530. A green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,0000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow, rounded sides set over a tapered foot, the interior centered with an emerald-green-enameled five-clawed dragon writhing in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', flame scrolls encircling the beast, all enclosed by a green band bordered in underglaze-blue lines and repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2019 To Take Place on 3 April

Lot 3. An Extremely Rare and Exceptional Blue and White Basin, Ming dynasty, Yongle Period (1403-1425); 25.6 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - 12,000,000/ US$ 1,020,000 - 1,530,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2019 on 3 April will be highlighted by a themed sale dedicated to the renowned Tianminlou Collection. Other sales include Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art from a Distinguished Collection, an outstanding collection... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 622. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 6 5/8in (16.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 7,100 - 8,900). Sold for US$ 8,825 (€ 7,776) inc. premium0 © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot ring, the interior decorated with three stylized clouds, the exterior with two striding dragons pursuing flaming pearls, the convex foot inscribed with a six-character mark enclosed within a... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare white-glazed biscuit-decorated 'dragon' dish,Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of

Lot 1626. A rare white-glazed biscuit-decorated 'dragon' dish,Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1488-1505); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Finely potted with shallow, rounded sides, the dish is incised on the interior with a dragon leaping amidst clouds, and on the exterior with two further dragons striding on a ground of waves crashing on rocks, all reserved in the biscuit that has fired to a very... [Lire la suite]