18 septembre 2019

A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 765. A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 337,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is molded in relief with two sinuous, five-clawed dragons decorated in iron-red and gilt, amidst rolling green-glazed waves with frothy white-enameled crests. Provenance: Mrs. Howell H. Howard Collection, Barrington, Illinois.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2019

A pair of massive famille rose 'dragon' vases, Guangxu-Xuantong period (1875–1911)

Lot 1137. A pair of massive famille rose 'dragon' vases, Guangxu-Xuantong period (1875–1911); 55 ½ in. (141.2 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each vase has an elongated ovoid body decorated with five dragons surrounding a front-facing, gilt-decorated iron-red dragon, all chasing flaming pearls amidst multi-colored clouds, between a wave band encircling the foot and a flower-decorated yellow-ground ruyi collar on the... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A famille-verte 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 222. A famille-verte 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender ovoid body tapering towards the base, surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flared rim, painted with a coiled dragon amongst clouds and flames, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the body of the dragon in green, iron-red and yellow, the neck painted with bamboo. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A rare and fine pale green jade 'dragon' vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 158. A rare and fine pale green jade 'dragon' vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23.8cm (9 1/3in) high. Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Sold for HK$ 1,875,625 (€ 213,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly carved rising from a countersunk foot to a slightly everted rim, carved in high-relief with a three-clawed dragon encircling the neck above a slender body with a band of archaistic taotie masks between two further bands of ridges, the stone of a pale green tone and with minor... [Lire la suite]
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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]