05 avril 2016

A rare green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 30. A rare green-enamelled ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (35,083 - 46,777 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, finely carved in the biscuit and enamelled in bright translucent green, the interior with a sinuous five-clawed dragon writhing amid scrolling clouds within a line border repeated at the rim, the exterior decorated with two further dragons striding on a ground of finely... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2016

A fine biscuit-decorated ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 29. A fine biscuit-decorated ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (46,777 - 70,166 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, applied overall with a rich transparent glaze slightly tinged to bluish-green, save for a five-clawed dragon deftly incised on the interior writhing among clouds within a central medallion, its sinuous scaly body and three clouds reserved in the biscuit and fired... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2016

A very rare blue and white ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 28. A very rare blue and white ‘dragon’ dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (58,472 - 81,860 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, the interior deftly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst scrolling clouds, its sinuous scaly body with flame-like projections and muscular legs terminating in powerful... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2016

An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 27. An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD (8,186 - 10,525 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, applied overall with an even pale yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Provenance: Collection of Major Eustace Benyon Hoare (1899-1961) (one of a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

An extremely fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi

An extremely fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo Sotheby(s the large saucer-shaped dish with shallow rounded sides rising to a lipped and everted rim, all supported on a short tapering foot, the interior freely painted in soft shaded tones of underglaze cobalt-blue with a leafy branch bearing two large five-petalled gardenia blooms and two tightly closed buds, encircled around the well by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, persimmon and a ribbon-tied lotus bouquet, all... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2013

A fine and rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamel 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and Period of Hongzhi

A fine and rare underglaze-blue and yellow-enamel 'Gardenia' dish, Mark and Period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, freely painted in shaded tones of cobalt reserved on a rich yellow ground, the interior with a slightly recessed medallion enclosing a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and two tightly closed buds, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, crab apple and... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2013

A biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Hongzhi

A biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a gently everted rim, applied overall with a rich transparent glaze, save for a five-clawed dragon incised on the interior writhing among stylised clouds within a central medallion, its head, scaly body and limbs reserved on the biscuit and fired pale orange, the exterior with two five-clawed... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2013

A fine and rare biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi

A fine and rare biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's.  incised in fine lines into the biscuit on the interior with a central medallion enclosing a writhing five-clawed dragon suspended amidst clouds, the exterior similarly decorated with two dragons against a ground of tumultuous waves crashing against jagged rocks, the dragons reserved against an unctuous milky-white glazed ground, their unglazed bodies and the clouds burnt russet in the firing, the recessed base... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2013

A Yellow-Glazed Dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi

A Yellow-Glazed Dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, applied overall with an attractive yellow glaze of pale even tone, save for the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double ring; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2  in. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (20,120 - 30,180 EUR)  Provenance: Christie's Paris, 15th June 2005, lot 204. A closely related dish... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2013

A fine yellow-glazed dish Mark and period of Hongzhi

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi - Sotheby's thinly potted with rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall in an even pale egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2  in. Estimation: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot. Vendu 2,320,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A private Japanese collection. EXHIBITED: Ming Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2009, no. 9. NOTE: A closely related... [Lire la suite]