27 août 2019

An incised white-glazed 'dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 681. An incised white-glazed 'dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body with rounded broad shoulders tapering to a recessed base, incised with a collar of ruyi around the short neck, a pair of sinuous dragons writhing amidst clouds and flames, a row of lappets at the foot, covered overall in a milky-white glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 25. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of rectangular form, finely carved overall with leafy lychee sprigs reserved on a floret-diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the base incised and gilt with the six-character partially erased mark. Provenance: An old Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 325. A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. © Sotheby's the rounded shallow sides rising from a short foot, incised to the central medallion with two writhing dragons in green enamels contesting a 'flaming pearl', repeated on the exterior, all divided by green line borders and reserved on a yellow-ground, six-character mark in aubergine,... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A rare and unusual blue and white and enameled cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 326. A rare and unusual blue and white and enameled cup, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD.© Sotheby's the deep sides rising from a short foot, painted on the exterior with sprays of aubergine-colored berries with leaves, all within double-blue line borders, the center of the interior with an underglaze blue dragon medallion, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2019

A rare yellow glaze bell shaped cup, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

    Lot 118. A rare yellow glaze bell shaped cup, Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). H: 9.3 cm D: 13 cm. Estimate 20 000 € - 30 000 €. Courtesy Artprecium. covered overall in an even egg-yolk-yellow glaze thinning gently to a paler tone towards the mouth rim, and stopping around the unglazed foot rim revealing a white/orange material. The white glazed base with un underglaze blue six characters 'Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zhi' at the base. Coupe en porcelaine à glaçure... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A rare iron-red and yellow 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 23. A rare iron-red and yellow 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 14 cm, 5 1/2 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the compressed baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, boldly painted around the body and shoulders with two sinuous scaly yellow dragons striding amidst leafy scrolling ruyi, all between rocks and waves at the base and ruyi clouds at the shoulder and reserved on a rich dark iron-red ground, the... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 22. A blue and white 'Phoenix' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 10 cm, 3 7/8. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's of square section, the slightly rounded flaring sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted to each side with a phoenix soaring amidst floral blossoms borne on undulating stems bearing lush foliage, the interior decorated with a stylised character within a double square to the centre and a key-fret band to the rim, the base... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 505. A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 12 3/8  in., 31.4 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a peony scroll encircling the body, framed above and below by bands of alternating lappets and florets, the neck painted with two registers of lotus... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 504. A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 12 1/4  in., 31.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep, rounded sides sweeping up from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted in bright cobalt tones with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', their long sinuous bodies covered in scales and accented with a ridged spine, amid clouds and flame... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A pair of underglaze-blue and yellow-enameled 'crane' dishes, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 501. A pair of underglaze-blue and yellow-enameled 'crane' dishes, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with low rounded sides set over a tapered foot and rising to an everted rim, the interior centered with four cranes in flight amidst wisps of clouds all within a double circle, the motif repeated around the exterior with eight cranes, the negative space on both sides in yellow... [Lire la suite]