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]
27 avril 2018

A rare iron-red arabic-inscribed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 136. A rare iron-red arabic-inscribed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 20.7 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 47,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, covered overall in a pale bluish-white glaze, decorated in iron-red in the centre with an Arabic inscription contained within a medallion, enclosed by four further phrases, the exterior with a continuous inscription and further double-line borders, Da... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 135. A yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 25.2 cm, 9 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, painted in various tones of cobalt on a rich yellow ground, the interior painted with a medallion enclosing a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia flowers, encircled in the cavetto with branches of pomegranate, crab apple, grape and a bouquet of... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

LOt 97. A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); height of tallest vase 23 3/8 in., 60.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 116,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 comprising an incense burner and two vases, the former of compressed globular form supported on three stout cabriole legs, set to the shoulders with a pair of detachable curved strap handles fastened by slots and metal pins, the sides decorated with lotus scrolls in turquoise with gilt flowers on... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

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

Lot 518. A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, applied overall with a semi-translucent yellow glaze of rich egg-yolk tone, save for the base left white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double ring. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.Collection of Sidney T. Cook... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

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

Lot 517. A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, applied overall with a semi-translucent yellow glaze of rich egg-yolk tone, save for the base left white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double ring. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.Collection of Sidney T. Cook (1910-1964),... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A fine green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 9. A fine green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 420,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017 the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior with two five-clawed dragons, the attenuated bodies and powerful limbs with scales deftly incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, striding through a finely incised ground of crested waves and... [Lire la suite]