14 mars 2015

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

A large blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 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 band of lotus scroll. 15 ¼ in. (38.3 cm.) diam Notes: An... [Lire la suite]