15 août 2019

A rare wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 709. A rare wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The dish has rounded sides rising to an everted rim and is decorated with a confronted dragon and phoenix in the center of the interior, below alternating dragons and phoenixes in the cavetto. The exterior is decorated in underglaze blue with shaped panels,... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A fine rare late Ming polychrome enamel yellow-ground dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (15

Lot 3120. A fine rare late Ming polychrome enamel yellow-ground dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 Decorated on the biscuit in turquoise, green and aubergine with two horizontal five-clawed dragons in confronted posture divided by a band of clouds, above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, within a band of six dragon... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period

Lot 1085. A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The cover and box are decorated in qiangjin and tianqi technique on a red ground with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds on the top of the cover above flower scroll on the sides,... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573

Lot 847. A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619); 13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The interior of the dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons at a similar pursuit in the well, the exterior is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A very rare Ming wucai 'boys' square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2816. A very rare Ming wucai 'boys' square box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The box is decorated on each side with children at play in a garden landscape within a double-outlined frame, under a key-fret band surrounding the exterior of the mouth rim. The flat square lid is... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A very rare wucai ‘Dragon and prunus’ rectangular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 2927. A very rare wucai ‘Dragon and prunus’ rectangular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in a line in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 13 in. (33 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,925,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cover is decorated in brilliant enamels with a red and a green dragon contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames and clouds, the interior with a prunus branch enamelled in... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square a

Lot 278. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cover of the box is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with a dragon and phoenix in flight amongst clouds, with the shape of the raised panel conforming to the bat-shaped contours of the box. The sides are decorated with bands of triangles enclosing... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 277. A large blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 10,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with two confronting phoenixes surrounded by floral sprays and enclosed by a ruyi band. The exterior is similarly decorated. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A wucai 'Five Dragons' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 213. A wucai 'Five Dragons' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is decorated to the centre with a pair of dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls. The exterior is decorated with three further striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2019

A blue and white cosmetic box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 210. A blue and white cosmetic box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 13,050). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover of the box is decorated with a central roundel enclosing a crane in flight amongst clouds, encircled by a scrolling floral band interspersed with precious objects. The interior of the box base is separated into five compartments and the exterior is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]