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]

07 juillet 2020

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

Lot 996. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli Mark and Period (1573-1619). Diameter 6½ in., 16.6 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020
06 juin 2020

A green-glazed 'dragon' dish and a yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, Daoguang marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 3163. A green-glazed 'dragon' dish and a yellow-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 and 6 ¾ in. (17.7 and 17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is decorated on the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, and on the exterior with two further dragons at a similar pursuit. On the first dish the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2020

A doucai 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 354. A doucai 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides resting on a gently tapered foot, painted to the interior with a dragon writhing amongst stylised ruyi clouds and flame wisps, the exterior similarly decorated with two pacing dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark to the base. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period 1821-1850)

Lot 160. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 25cm, 9 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot, decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a dragon writhing amongst clouds and flame wisps in pursuit of a flaming pearl, encircled by two further dragons chasing pearls amongst clouds and flames, the exterior similarly decorated, all reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2020

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

Lot 3709. A green-enamelled 'dragon' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (33,145 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior delicately enamelled with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds next to a flaming pearl, surrounded by a pair of dragons soaring in... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2020

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2160. A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The dish has rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated in the center of the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two further dragons at a... [Lire la suite]
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]