17 août 2018

An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 312. An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of heavily potted, baluster shape, painted in rich cobalt blue with a central band of two confronted scaly, five-clawed dragons racing through flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, above a band of spume-flecked crashing waves, and below a pair of phoenixes in flight amidst... [Lire la suite]