08 mai 2014

A pair of iron-red ‘Dragon’ cups, Daoguang Seal Marks And Period

A pair of iron-red ‘Dragon’ cups, Daoguang Seal Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's each with a bell-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted in iron-red with two ferocious five-clawed dragons pacing amongst cloud scrolls on foaming waves, all between underglaze-blue line borders, the base inscribed with a six-character Daoguang seal mark. Quantité: 2 - 6cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 GBP Provenance: Collection of Austin Tydings, donated to Roland Park County School, Baltimore,... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2013

An incised white-glazed ‘Dragon’ cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 308. An incised white-glazed ‘Dragon’ cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 10.1cm., 4in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, finely incised to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons pacing amidst stylised clouds and flame wisps, covered overall in an opaque white glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2013

A fine blue and white ‘dragon’ cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 166. A fine blue and white ‘dragon’ cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 92,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted with five roundels each formed from a sinuous five-clawed dragon curled around its body, similarly decorated to the interior with a central dragon medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double-circle. ... [Lire la suite]