03 avril 2019

An Extremely Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai 'Dragon' Vase, Tianqiuping, Seal Mark and Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3614. An Extremely Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai 'Dragon' Vase, Tianqiuping, Seal Mark and Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795); 50.8 cm, 20 in. Estimate: 18,000,000 - 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 21,775,000 HKD (2,804,838 USD) Courtesy Sotheby's.  robustly potted with a globular body rising to a waisted cylindrical neck and rolled lip, the body superbly and richly painted in bright enamels, encircling the shoulder a mighty five-clawed dragon in iron... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2019

A Fine And Magnificent Cobalt-Blue And Iron red 'Dragon' Vase, Meiping, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3619. A Fine And Magnificent Cobalt-Blue And Iron red 'Dragon' Vase, Meiping, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.4 cm, 10 3/4 in. Estimate: 18,000,000 - 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 30,175,000 HKD (3,886,842 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted with a tapering body sweeping up to a broad rounded shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in varying tones of iron red with two five-clawed dragons reaching for a... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1662. A blue and white 'dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The attenuated ovoid body well painted with two four-clawed dragons leaping vertically amidst flames in pursuit of flaming pearls, below bands of herringbone, scrolls and dots at the base of the neck which rises to a wide mouth with flaring rim. Provenance: John Sparks, London, July 1937Paul Berwald... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

A large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century

Lot 150. A large blue and white 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century;  177⁄8 in., 45.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Sold Price: 137,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's of yuhuchun form, rising from a splayed foot to a pear-shaped body and a flared rim, painted in vibrant cobalt blue tones with two animated four-clawed dragons striding amidst cloud scrolls in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above a tumultuous sea, the foot with five soaring bats (wufu) between blue... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A carved celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1162. A carved celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi  period (1662-1722); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is of ovoid shape, and is molded with three bow-strings on the base of the flared neck. The lower body is carved in shallow relief with two sinuous dragons ascending from breaking waves. It is covered with a fine and even pale celadon glaze thinning over the extremities.  ... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1342. An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated on one side with two four-clawed dragons leaping amidst clouds and flames interspersed with a flaming pearl and a flaming ruyi head, the two confronted on a panel enclosing four characters, taizi yeye, the flames continuing onto the reverse to surround a large panel enclosing a dedicatory... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 2049. A copper-red 'dragon' vase, laibozun, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (57,843 — 77,125 EUR). Lot Sold 1,460,000 HKD (140,752 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of ovoid form with a short neck below a lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted with two dragons in vivid tones of copper-red, each with arms out-stretched, eyes picked out in blue and their scaly bodies leaping vigourously amid trailing flame swirls,... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 71. A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 49.8cm., 19 5/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 241,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. the well-potted globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a pair of sinuous dragons amidst leafy lotus blossoms, each dragon depicted with bulging eyes, pointed horns and scaly body, its mouth wide opened showing ferocious fangs, the slightly... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' vase, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1772) 

Lot 2240. A blue and white 'dragon' vase, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1772); 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012  The vase is sturdily potted with a splayed foot rising steeply to a globular mid-section and under a wide trumpet-shaped mouth with an inturned mouth rim. The body is painted with ferocious writhing dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Hong... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

A rare copper-red decorated 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2116. A rare copper-red decorated 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 2,660,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The vase is exquisitely potted with the angled shoulder tapering to a tall slim cylindrical neck. It is covered overall with a soft lavender glaze with the exception of the base bearing the seal mark written in three vertical lines under a... [Lire la suite]