07 avril 2021

A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 132. A green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green... [Lire la suite]

23 septembre 2020

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

Lot 529. A yellow-glazed bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 6¼ in., 16 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold 37,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted with steeply rising sides and a short, tapering foot, covered overall with a bright yellow glaze, the base glazed white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance: Collection of Joseph and Florence Gitterman, acquired in New York City, circa 1920s, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

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

Lot 526. A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 18 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted with steeply rising sides and a short, tapering foot, covered overall with a bright yellow glaze, the base glazed white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2008. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2020

Une pièce volée au musée Pincé à Angers se retrouve vendue chez Clars à Oakland, USA

  Lot 3024. From Fonthill Heirlooms & Musée Pincé à Angers. A Chinese blue and white ceramic box, of rectangular shape, each side painted with Arabic inscriptions with flowerheads among foliate scrolls, a six-character Zhengde mark to the base, size: 7.5"l x 3.25"h. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo Clars. Un lecteur obligeant a été intrigué par l'étiquette du Musée Pincé et me l'a signalé. J'ai eu confirmation par le MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) qu'il s'agit d'une pièce mis en dépôt au Musée Pincé et... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

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

Lot 679. A fine blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot Sold 237,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  supported on a slightly tapered foot gently rising to rounded sides, vividly painted with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst scrolling stems of lotus flowers and trefoil leaves, the cavetto with two further writhing dragons also against lotus scroll all between double-line... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A fine green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 167. A fine green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides supported on a short slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon writhing among stylized clouds, the head, scaly body and limbs finely incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, the claws... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A rare blue and white bowl, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 300. A rare blue and white bowl, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 With deep, rounded sides rising from the straight ring foot to the slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with four large peony spray roundels below a narrow band of wan diaper, with a further peony spray on the bottom of the interior... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A blue and white jar, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 153. A blue and white jar, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Height 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby’s of square baluster form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a short neck, each side painted with alternate scenes of birds and ducks in flight among lotus, between a band of key-fret around the neck and a band of flower head panels around the base, four-character mark within double squares.  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A yellow glazed porcelain bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 54. A yellow glazed porcelain bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); D. : 17,9 cm (7 in.). Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 €. Lot sold 11,700 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial De forme circulaire, reposant sur un petit pied, la bordure tulipée, recouvert d'une belle glaçure jaune, marque à six caractères Zhengde à la base ; deux fêles. Note: Un bol similaire monochrome jaune marqué Zhengde est illustré dans The Complete Collection of Treasure of the Palace Museum, Monochrome Porcelain,... [Lire la suite]