29 octobre 2011

A fine green and yellow-ground imperial saucer dish. Underglaze blue Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period

A fine green and yellow-ground imperial saucer dish. Underglaze blue Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions Vigorously incised to the center with a scaly dragon, its body enclosing a 'flaming pearl', surrounded by scattered floral sprigs, two similar dragons pacing around the well chasing 'flaming pearls' beneath the petal-shaped rim, repeated on the underside, the decoration in bright egg-yolk yellow and green enamels, within aubergine double-line borders. Cf. Sotheby's New York, 23.3.2010, Lot... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2011

A green and yellow-ground bowl. Kangxi mark and period

A green and yellow-ground bowl. Kangxi mark and period. Photo Sotheby's delicately potted, the steep rounded sides resting on a tall foot, the exterior incised with four detached roundels of lingzhi divided by pairs of bajixiang enclosed between classic foliate scroll and lappet borders, the interior with a single lingzhi medallion, all enameled in translucent green on a rich yellow ground. Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.4 cm. Estimate 10,000-15,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th November 1983, lot 262. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2011

A green and yellow-ground 'dragon' bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period.

A green and yellow-ground 'dragon' bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period.  Photo Sotheby's the steep, rounded sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a well-finished foot, decorated on the exterior with a pair of incised dragons among wispy clouds and flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' below a foliate scroll and above a ruyi border, the interior with a shou medallion within a single-line border, the design throughout picked out in a brilliant translucent green enamel on a bright yellow ground. Diameter 4 in., 10.2... [Lire la suite]