08 octobre 2013

A blue and white 'Dragon and Lotus' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli

A blue and white 'Dragon and Lotus' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form with bombé sides and indented corners, supported on a low rectangular foot, deftly painted in shaded tones of cobalt, the raised top with two five-clawed dragons vying for a 'flaming pearl' amongruyi-shaped clouds, one plunging the other leaping above a tempestuous sea breaking against jagged rocks, the sides decorated with upright pomegranate flowers... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2012

A Fine Blue and White 'Dragon and Lotus' Dish. Mark and Period of Zhengde

A Fine Blue and White 'Dragon and Lotus' Dish. Mark and Period of Zhengde - Photo Sotheby's well potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, brightly painted in the centre with a dragon writhing among lotus scrolls, with scaly body and powerful claws, white horns and a bushy mane, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with two dragons pacing among lotus, one striding, the other floating in midair with outstretched limbs and its neck twisted in a ferocious posture, all between... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2011

A blue and white porcelain 'dragon and lotus' dish, China, Ming Dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620).

A blue and white porcelain 'dragon and lotus' dish, China, Ming Dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Photo Sotheby's à décor d'un médaillon central abritant différentes fleurs dans leur feuillage, parmi lesquelles lotus, pivoines et marguerite, le pourtour extérieur orné de deux dragons à cinq griffes intercalés de deux fleurs de lotus dans des rinceaux stylisés, marque à six caractères dans un double cercle en bleu sous couverte à la base; 18 cm ; 7 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000-7,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 21,150 EUR Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]


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