23 avril 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 972. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000.  Price realised USD 2,772,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to the slightly flaring rim, decorated on the exterior in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding through cruciform clouds in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2018

An Aubergine and Green ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3116. An Aubergine and Green ‘Dragon’ Bowl, Mark and Period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 11.4 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with two scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a ‘flaming pearl’ above tumultuous waves, all against a green ground, the recessed base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

A blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 129. A blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The base with an apocryphal Xuande mark, box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong
16 janvier 2017

Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl, mid to late 15th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl, mid to late 15th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. Purchase. Accession Number: F1953.5. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
16 janvier 2017

Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl with plain straight rim, mid to late 15th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Blue-and-White ‘Dragon’ Bowl with plain straight rim, mid to late 15th century, Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. Purchase. Accession Number: F1953.6. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
14 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 230. An underglaze-blue and green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, boldly painted in underglaze-blue outlines filled with green enamels, the exterior depicting two five-clawed dragons pacing amongst ruyi clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls above a lappet band, all between underglaze-blue lines at the rim and foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

A ‘Shufu’ white-glazed ‘dragon’ bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Lot 659. A ‘Shufu’ white-glazed ‘dragon’ bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a flared rim and a splayed foot, the interior moulded with a central flower head, surrounded by two striding dragons around the cavetto, each embracing a character reading shu and fu, covered overall in an opaque white glaze with a slight tinge of blue, Japanese wood box - 17.9 cm, 7 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2016

A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A yellow-ground green-enamelled ‘dragon’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised and enamelled in green with two striding dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', between a foliate scroll and a ruyi band, the interior with a shou character medallion, all reserved against an egg-yolk yellow ground, the white base... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

A large blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 122. A large blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 33.2 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500  GBP.Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, boldly painted to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding amongst scrolling lotuses above a lappet band, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a dragon writhing amongst further lotus scrolls, inscribed to the base with a... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2016

A rare and large iron-red and blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 125. A rare and large iron-red and blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 36.5 cm, 14 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red dragon chasing a flaming pearl above rich cobalt-blue foaming waves, the exterior with eight similar dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst ruyi clouds and... [Lire la suite]