09 mai 2021

A rare yellow-glazed saucer dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 18. A rare yellow-glazed saucer dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Diameter 20.8 cm, 8 3/8 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, covered overall with a mustard-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character mark within a double circle. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London. Collection of Senta Wollheim (1929 - 2015). By descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2021

A yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3627. A yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising form a gently tapering foot to a flared rim, covered overall with a bright yellow glaze, the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London. Collection of Dr Arthur Spriggs (1919-2015),... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2021

An extremely rare doucai and anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3611. An extremely rare doucai and anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 16.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 5,015,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the exterior of the deep rounded sides decorated in doucai with two dragons striding sinuously above tempestuous waves crashing against jagged rockwork, the continuous scene further accentuated with the spines of each mythical beast and the flaming wisps rendered in bright iron red,... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 522. A yellow-glazed dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD (106,831 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, covered overall with an egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle.  Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3200. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A superb and rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 127. A superb and rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'pomegranate' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 29.2 cm, 11 1/2  in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD (637,000 - 891,800 USD). Lot Sold 8,280,000 HKD (1,056,197 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  well potted with low rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, finely painted to the interior in underglaze-blue with a large flowering pomegranate spray with two open blooms and three... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 60. A blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,660,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with rounded body, wide trumpet-shaped neck and splayed foot, painted with three pairs of five-clawed dragons among scrolling lotus, distributed over the interior and exterior of the neck and the body and shown in different attitudes, with a ruyi border at the foot, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

A white mallow-shaped brush washer, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 59. A white mallow-shaped brush washer, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 19.6 cm., 7 3/4 in. Est. 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the flaring sides with ten foliations of mallow-petal shape, all covered with a thick smooth transparent glaze, the base inscribed with a four-character reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Eumorfopoulos (C.165).Collection of Lord Cunliffe (PM 119). Literature: Regina... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2018

An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' bowl with red clouds, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 58. An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' bowl with red clouds, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 15.5 cm., 6 1/8 in. Est. 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,340,000 HKD. photo Sotheby's 2011 with slightly flared conical sides rising from a sharp angle above the low foot, painted around the outside in a soft underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons with split curling tails among iron-red clouds, with a blue key-fret border below the rim and a broad blue band around the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2018

A biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3178. A biscuit-decorated 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 18.1 cm., 7 1/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a rich transparent glaze slightly tinged to green, save for a five-clawed dragon incised on the interior writhing among stylised clouds within a... [Lire la suite]