21 septembre 2017

A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 820. A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the steep sides rising from a straight cylindrical foot to a slightly flared mouth, the exterior with dragons and 'flaming pearls' reserved in biscuit against a blue ground, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a central floral medallion, with further floral medallions to the cavetto between scrolled clouds, the base marked... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2017

A blue-ground five-clawed dragon robe with gold thread embroidery, China, 19th century

  Lot 278. A blue-ground five-clawed dragon robe with gold thread embroidery, China, 19th century. L 136 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780 / 4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions Lined with black satin. Some loose threads. Swiss private collection, acquired before 1997 in Hong Kong. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 284. A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blue silk gauze is worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst five-colour clouds interspersed with cranes in flight, all above a wave border and lishui stripes. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2014

A blue-ground 'Yellow Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi

A blue-ground 'Yellow Dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly everted rim, decorated with two yellow five-clawed dragons striding through cloud swirls and flames above a lappet of lotus petals encircling the foot in mutual pursuit of 'flaming pearls', all reserved against a deep cobalt-blue ground, the interior with a blue-ground medallion enclosing a yellow five-clawed dragon amidst cloud swirls within a single-line border, the base inscribed... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2012

A yellow reserve blue-ground 'gardenia' dish. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A yellow reserve blue-ground 'gardenia' dish. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the centre of the interior decorated with a spray of gardenia encircled by four similar sprays on the cavetto, the veins and details finely painted in white slip, the exterior similarly decorated with a continuous scroll, all beneath a vibrant egg-yolk yellow enamel reserved against a speckled navy-blue ground, the rims and base left in white, the latter inscribed with a six-character underglaze blue reign mark... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2011

An unusual blue-ground blue and white dragon porcelain cachepot. Mandarin mark of honour, Kangxi period

An unusual blue-ground blue and white dragon porcelain cachepot. Mandarin mark of honour, Kangxi period. photo Nagel Auctions Very small chip to mouth rim otherwise good condition. D. 23,5 cm - Estimate 5000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 5th 2011. www.auction.de

01 septembre 2011

A rare imperial blue-ground kesi surcoat (jiagua); Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A rare imperial blue-ground kesi surcoat (jiagua). Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's  the front-opening surcoat woven on the front and back with eight symmetrically placed dragon medallions, four forefacing and four in profile, each worked in gold-wrapped threads resplendent above cresting waves, encircled by the bajixiang, vaporous clouds and bats, the dragons in profile clutching a flaming pearl, all reserved on a midnight-blue ground above roiling waves with foaming crests interspersed with the... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

A pair of blue-ground phoenix cloisonné enamel vases, Japan, Meiji period.

A pair of blue-ground phoenix cloisonné enamel vases, Japan, Meiji period. photo courtesy Nagel H. 18,8 cm. One vase very slightly chipped at the neck - Estimate 1 500 € Property from a German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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07 janvier 2010

A pair of blue-ground famille verte triple-gourd vases & A pair of blue-ground kendis. Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A pair of blue-ground famille verte triple-gourd vases. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With quatrefoil and fan-shaped panels of various flowers on the bright, mottled ground, with black Johanneum inventory marks N. 139 and N. 143 to the base; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $3,000 - $5,000 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 2 June 1994, lot 384. Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Prehistoric Period through the Ch'ien Lung, Los Angeles County Museum, 14 March-27 April, 1952, no. 352... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2008

A Fine Blue-Ground Yellow-Enamelled Dish, China, Qianlong seal mark and period

A Fine Blue-Ground Yellow-Enamelled Dish, China, Qianlong seal mark and period D. 25 cm  - Good condition - Estimate 9 000 € Notes: A Qianlong dish of this design in Taiwan was included in the 'Special Exhibition of Dragon-Motif Porcelain in the National Palace Museum', Taipei 1983, cat.no.76; - another from the Scheinmann collection in the exhibition 'Born of Earth and Fire', The Baltimore Museum of Art 1992, cat.no.90. Compare similar dishes sold at Christie' New York, 23 March 1995, lot 116; - another in... [Lire la suite]