02 avril 2020

A rare large yellow, green and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2177. A rare large yellow, green and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish has rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the interior with two leaping dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds below eight flowers of the... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

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

Lot 2115. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish is well-potted with shallow, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of two racing dragons in the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

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

Lot 3142. A fine blue and yellow 'dragon' dish, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, painted in underglaze blue on a reverse ground of blue to the interior with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon in pursuit of the 'flaming pearl', amidst fire and cloud scrolls the dragon enamelled... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A blue-ground and yellow enamelled 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3138. A blue-ground and yellow enamelled 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25.3 cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted and enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a ferocious five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst fire and cloud scrolls, encircled at the well and to the exterior with a band... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3140. A pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.1 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 280,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each with rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue on the interior with a five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' against trailing flames, the exterior with a further pair of striding dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2020

A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 3495. A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The dish with flared sides supported on a cylindrical foot is covered on the exterior with a slightly mottled deep blue glaze. The white interior is incised with anhua decoration with a leaping five-clawed dragon in the centre... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2020

A rare pair of rare iron-red and yellow enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Jiajing six-character marks and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 3298. A rare pair of rare iron-red and yellow enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Jiajing six-character marks within double circles and of the period (1522-1566); 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price Realized HKD 1,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is painted in iron red over an egg-yolk yellow enamel ground and pencilled in black enamel with a central medallion enclosing a ferocious dragon striding amid a lotus scroll, below the cavetto with a band... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A fine blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2056. A fine blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red scaly five-clawed dragon reserved on an underglaze-blue crested wave ground, the exterior similarly decorated with nine dragons below a double-cash band, all supported on a short slightly... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

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

Lot 56. A Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 121⁄4 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - £5,000. Price Realised: GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The dish is decorated to the centre with a moulded dragon, the cavetto detailed with a foliate scroll, the celadon glaze pooling a darker tone within the carved recesses. The unglazed ring to the base is fired an orange tone. Christie's. The Art of China: Spring Edition, 20 February 2020
11 février 2020

A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1784. A fine iron-red-decorated blue and white 'dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  With shallow rounded sides flaring towards the rim, the interior painted in the center with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst flames against a background of roiling waves, the exterior similarly painted with a frieze of nine dragons... [Lire la suite]