29 septembre 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white 'Herbaceous peony' bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3608. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white 'Herbaceous peony' bowl, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate: 4,000,000-6,000,000 HKD (509,560 - 764,340 USD). Lot Sold 4,920,000 HKD (627,595 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, boldly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the exterior with large herbaceous peony blooms borne on a leafy meander, above pointed upright lappets, the interior with a central... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 972. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000.  Price realised USD 2,772,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to the slightly flaring rim, decorated on the exterior in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding through cruciform clouds in pursuit of... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande mark and of the period

Lot 3310. An extremely rare and superbly painted anhua-decorated blue and white ‘dragon’ stem bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435). Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000 (USD 7,770,462 - USD 10,360,616). Price Realised HKD 68,860,000 (USD 8,919,284). © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the bowl is superbly painted in brilliant tones of cobalt blue depicting two ferocious five-clawed dragons, one charging... [Lire la suite]