23 février 2021

A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 722. A green-enameled and underglaze blue 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's 2021 The ovoid body is decorated with two dragons amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, between a band of petal lappets below and a ruyi border above, all below the bajixiang, Eight Buddhist Emblems, on the shoulder. The cover is... [Lire la suite]

06 juin 2020

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglazed blue and of the period

Lot 3159. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglazed blue and of the period (1795-1820); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The ovoid body is decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds between a petal-lappet band below and a ruyi border and the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) on the shoulder above. Another dragon chasing a flaming... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century

Lot 3271. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century; 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high. Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000 . Price Realized $2,517,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The heavy jar with high shoulder is finely decorated on the body with two ferocious, scaly, red five-clawed dragons striding amidst multi-colored scrolling clouds above cresting green waves and below a petal band, all against a light turquoise-blue ground. The domed cover is... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3171. A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3165. A fine green-enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2019

Two green-enamelled 'dragon' jars and covers, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795)

Lot 13. Two green-enamelled 'dragon' jars and covers, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 21,2 cm, 8⅜ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 EUR. Lot sold: 100,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. la panse ovoïde sous un col droit, à décor de deux dragons à cinq griffes poursuivant la perle enflammée dans les nuages stylisés, les huit emblèmes bouddhistes bajixiang entourant le col, le pied souligné d'une frise de pétales stylisés, marque en cachet à six caractères en bleu sous... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2019

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 87,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and a short neck, painted to the exterior in rich tones of green enamel with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls, all between a register of bajixiang ('Eight... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A rare polychrome-enameled 'dragon' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 680. A rare polychrome-enameled 'dragon' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 15 1/2  in., 39.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of wide baluster form swelling generously from a slightly tapered flat base to a gently waisted short neck, the rounded sides brightly painted in red, green and yellow enamels with a wide band depicting two pairs of confronting dragons contesting a'flaming pearl' amid flame wisps and fiery cloud scroll enclosed within line borders, below a... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 235. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'dragon' jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 9  1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. the tall ovoid body with three graduated rounded ribs encircling the upper body, applied at the shoulder in high relief with a powerful dragon, its long sinuous body coiled around the sides in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', poised with mighty paws set with outstretched talons gripped to the surface, with ferocious gaping jaws,... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2018

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3994. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HKD 1,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Painted and enamelled in green with two five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', amidst wispy clouds and between the Eight Buddhist Emblems,bajixiang, around the shoulder and a louts petal band around the base, the cover... [Lire la suite]