29 mars 2020

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

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

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

Lot 2115. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish is well-potted with shallow, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of two racing dragons in the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A blue and white 'windswept' meiping, late 15th century

Lot 2113. A blue and white 'windswept' meiping, late 15th century; 14 1/16 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The sides are painted in 'windswept' style with a continuous scene of a scholar followed by an attendant carrying a cloth-wrapped qin standing in a landscape framed above by scrolling clouds, and set between a band of upright leaf tips below and two graceful, leafy branches of rose and tree... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2111. An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The heavily potted body is decorated in deep, rich, underglaze blue with a wide band of three lotus plants, grasses and sagitarria between double-line borders and a band of upright leaf tips below and a band of camelia scroll on the rounded shoulder above. Three small foliate sprays are... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3206. A blue and white 'dragon' washer, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, painted around the low sides with a frieze of four dragons pacing amid flickering flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', below a border of bajixiang interspersed with lingzhi sprigs at the rim covered in a pale wash, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

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

Lot 3200. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish, mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white 'lotus' temple vase, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Lot 3199. A fine and very rare blue and white 'lotus' temple vase, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487); 39 cm., 15 3/8 in. Estimate 18,000,000—25,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 23,060,000 HKD (2,956,410 USD) to an Asian Private. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on high splayed foot decorated with florets, each within four radiating leaves evenly spaced in three rows, the sides with an overall design of meandering lotus stems bearing upright blooms among numerous curling leaves, above a bold band of... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A fine and rare blue and white bird feeder, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1735)

Lot 3198. A fine and rare blue and white bird feeder, mark and period of Xuande (1426-1735); width across handle 6.6 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sol 980,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the small drum-shaped container painted in bright washes of cobalt blue with four quatrefoil cartouches, inscribed horizontally in two with the reign mark Da Ming Xuande Nianzhi - with three characters in each cartouche, the third panel filled with a cloud conforming to the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3196. A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 41 cm., 16 1/8 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sol 524,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a broad flat base rising to shallow rounded sides, painted in the centre in vivid tones of cobalt with a lotus bouquet of thin lotus stalks, arrowhead, pondweed and millet tied together with a ribbon, enclosed on the cavetto with a composite floral scroll of camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peony, all below a... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine pair of small blue and white stemcups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3141. A fine pair of small blue and white stemcups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. each well potted with a wide cup of shallow rounded form, the exterior delicately painted with six kui dragons in various positions, set below a band of small florets made of small dots, the interior left undecorated, the base skirted by a plantain leaf collar, set on a tall splayed... [Lire la suite]