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]
13 janvier 2018

An incised yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3179. An incised yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 18.8 cm., 7 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the shallow rounded sides rising around a slightly recessed centre from a short tapered foot, deftly incised around the exterior and painted in bright green enamel against an ochre-yellow ground with two slender five-clawed dragons striding among clouds in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2018

A Green-Enamel 'Dragon' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3177. A Green-Enamel 'Dragon' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 20.6 cm., 8 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, its head, scaly body and limbs incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with a... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2017

A very fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue decorated dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 205. A very fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue decorated dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521), 29.3 cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000. Lot sold 15,800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely painted to the interior in deep and shaded tones of cobalt-blue with a medallion enclosing a single branch of pomegranate issuing two large blooms in profile laden with overlapping layers of... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 204. A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521), 20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,280,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides gently outcurving at the flared rim, painted in soft underglaze blue tones outlined by precise darker penciling, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon leaping amidst scrolling lotus, repeated as a frieze around the well with a pair of  long-bodied... [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]