18 janvier 2018

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 69. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' saucer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 9.9 cm., 3 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.  with steep rounded sides and flared rim, painted in underglaze blue and red, yellow, green and black enamels with a five-clawed dragon and phoenix in flight circling around a 'flaming pearl' surrounded by small clouds, the inner sides with small fruit and flower sprays, the outside with books,... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2017

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 5. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Estimate HK$500,000 — 700,000 / €60,204 - 84,286. Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (226,897 €). Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amongst stylised ruyi cloud scrolls, all encircled by double line borders... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 4. A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate HK$900,000 — 1,200,000 / €108,368 - 144,490. Lot sold 2,980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, freely painted on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a tightly closed bud, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, peach... [Lire la suite]