27 août 2019

A fine blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 679. A fine blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot Sold 237,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  supported on a slightly tapered foot gently rising to rounded sides, vividly painted with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst scrolling stems of lotus flowers and trefoil leaves, the cavetto with two further writhing dragons also against lotus scroll all between double-line... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619)

Lot 128. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619); diameter 9 3/4 in., 24.8 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 40,000. Lot sold USD 34,000. © Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides and flared rim, the well of the interior  painted in bright cobalt-blue with a large central medallion of two five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' among clouds and flames, the motif repeated on the cavetto, the exterior painted with scrolling lotus, all above a slightly tapered foot,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A yellow-enameled blue-ground 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 718. A yellow-enameled blue-ground 'Dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 9 7/8 in. (25.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below two further dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst clouds in the well, and the exterior is similarly decorated above a band of petal... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

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

Lot 1342. A Longuan celadon 'dragon' dish,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The center decorated in relief with a dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below foliate scroll carved and combed in the well, the exterior carved with a band of petals below the everted, dished rim, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green color, box. Note: Compare a slightly larger (35 cm. diam.) Yuan dynasty Longquan 'dragon'... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1376. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Qianlong seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The interior and the exterior painted with five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flames. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza  
12 août 2019

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1350. A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Painted in the center with a green horned dragon rising from the waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds below a band of rocks rising from crashing waves, with two further dragons in iron red and green on the exterior racing amidst ruyiheads... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2019

A pair of finely enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shen De Tang hallmark in iron red, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 1435. A pair of finely enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shen De Tang hallmark in iron red, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Decorated on the exterior with two gilt-highlighted iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls against a white-enamel sgraffiato wave ground, interior and base in deep turquoise enamel, wood stands, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in 1973. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 3212. An underglaze-blue and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 7 1/16 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the centre of the interior with an iron-red dragon on a ground of cresting waves within the medallion, the exterior with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a band of florettes. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A Canton enamel 'Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3732. A Canton enamel 'Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21.7 cm., 8 1/2  in. Estimate  90,000 — 120,000  HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD. © Sotheby's the interior vividly enamelled in the centre with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon leaping through billowing multi-coloured clouds, encircled by a lotus scroll studded with pink bats reserved on a vibrant yellow ground, the exterior with three further dragons partly hidden by clouds... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

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

Lot 346. An iron-red and underglaze-blue 'Dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a short foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cresting blue waves, the exterior similarly decorated with nine further dragons amongst waves, all below a band of cash coins, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]