05 février 2018

An unusual enameled and gilt-decorated circular 'Dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 477. An unusual enameled and gilt-decorated circular 'Dragon' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Diameter 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 59,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. painted in blue, yellow, black, iron-red and gilt enamels, the domed cover with two writhing dragons chasing the 'flaming pearl' amidst swirling clouds within a key-fret border, repeated on the rim of the box, above a band of striding... [Lire la suite]