21 juillet 2017

Blue and white Dragon dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Blue and white Dragon dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Height: 23.8 cm, Diameter: 4 cm. Donated by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, Franks.303.+ © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain dish with underglaze blue decoration. This dish has shallow rounded sides and a generous tapering foot. It is painted in cobalt blue beneath the glaze with dragons in different attitudes among lotus scrolls. In the centre the dragon is shown prancing with open jaws, bulging eyes and... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark within and period (1506-1521)

Lot 3117. A fine and very rare large blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark within double circles and of the period (1506-1521),  9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,840,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The bowl is delicately potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim supported on a cylindrical foot. The exterior is superbly painted in vivid blue tones with two striding... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 204. A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521), 20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimate 4,500,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,280,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with deep rounded sides gently outcurving at the flared rim, painted in soft underglaze blue tones outlined by precise darker penciling, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scaly five-clawed dragon leaping amidst scrolling lotus, repeated as a frieze around the well with a pair of  long-bodied... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

Blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Blue and white 'Boys' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487). Diameter: 21.9 centimetres, Height: 10.5 centimetres. British Museum, Donated by: A W Roberts (In memory of A. D. Brankston), 1953,0416.2 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue decoration. This deep bowl is finely potted with rounded sides and a low foot ring. It is exquisitely painted in blurred tones of bright cobalt blue beneath a yellow-tinged glaze characteristic of Chenghua period porcelains.... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3111. An important and rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435), 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - HKD 30,000,000. Price realised HKD 28,120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The elegant flask is well potted with a flattened, but slightly domed, circular lower section and a globular upper section narrowing to a short neck and a mouth contracting to match the width of the waisted area... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 3120. A very rare blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' ewer and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1573-1619), 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,440,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The ewer is of compressed globular form with a long waisted neck below a galleried rim, surmounted by a cover with a flat surface and bud finial. It is painted in cobalt of vivid blue tones on each side of the... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 241. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

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. Photo Christie’s Image 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 peony on the... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2017

A large blue and white ‘Windswept’ jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century

Lot 816. A large blue and white ‘Windswept’ jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century, 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate $80,000 – $100,000. Price Realized: USD 100,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Heavily potted and of baluster form, the jar is deftly painted around the sides in the ‘windswept’ style with Daoist imagery, with a scene of two men playing weiqiwhile an imposing figure with a halo around his head, possibly Laozi holding a ruyi scepter, sits between them... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century 

Lot 261. A blue and white 'Windswept' jar, guan, 15th-16th century, 10 in. (25.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with an official on horseback between two attendants carrying various utensils, approaching a tiered pavilion in a landscape with dense scrolling clouds, all between a band of upright leaves and classic lotus scroll.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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