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]

07 avril 2021

A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 132. A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A rare green enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark, 17th century

  Lot 34. A rare green enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark, 17th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,248). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Montague L. Meyer collection, no.352 (label)Sotheby's London, 10 July 1951, lot 109Robert Stanley Hope Smith (1910-1979), collection no.V16, and thence by descent. Note: A similar dish from the Hongzhi period of the same size and shape but with the dragon surrounded by waves, deeply incised... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2020

A fine and rare large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 176. A fine and rare large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 44.5 cm, 17½ in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Lot sold: 302,400 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. boldly painted to the centre in varying tones of deep cobalt blue with a large leaping dragon amidst clouds and flames and enclosing a stylised shou character in the curve of its body, encircled around the well by a band of four striding sinuous dragons pursuing each other, the... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2020

The Robert Stanley Hope Smith Collection sold at Bonhams London, 2 Nov 2020

Robert S. H Smith and Joan Smith. Robert Stanley Hope Smith, known to friends and family as Stanley, was born on 13th December 1910 in Horton, Bradford. During the 2nd world war he served with his local Home Guard Regiment. He was a solicitor and partner at Browning Oliver and Smith in Bradford and was known to have worked closely with the refugee polish community who settled there in the late 1940s and early 50s, helping them establish a future within the city that still prospered with a textile industry. He married Joan Shelton,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2020

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

Lot 1568. A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons writhing amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons chasing flaming pearls in the well. The exterior... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-15

Lot 1548. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The dish is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of two dragons in the well, which is repeated on the exterior above a band of ruyi heads on the... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2020

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 865. An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 6 ¾ (17.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. With shallow rounded sides and incised on the interior with a five-clawed dragon amidst clouds. Provenance: Pierre Saqué, Paris (according to label).Henry W. Gibbs, London.Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 15 June 1965.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. ... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 845. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Finely decorated in the center with a writhing five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl and on the exterior with a frieze of two striding dragons chasing flaming pearls, all within line borders. Provenance: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2020

A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.2 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. powerfully painted to the interior with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in iron red, its muscular limbs stretched to reach for a flaming pearl, the fierce creature leaping from tumultuous swirling waves crashing on rocks enamelled in various shades of green, the scaly sinuous body partially obscured by... [Lire la suite]