02 février 2019

An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 2682. An unusually large iron-red 'Dragon' bowl, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 37 cm, 14 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 620,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, boldly painted around the exterior in a rich dark iron-red with two large five-clawed scaly dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls, the base with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2019

A fine pair of iron-red 'dragon' winecups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2692. A fine pair of iron-red 'dragon' winecups, seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,220,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 each finely potted with steep rounded sides supported on a low foot, slightly flaring at its rim, painted in iron-red on the exterior with a pair of scaly dragons pursuing 'flaming pearls' above cresting waves, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Kinrande' iron-red ewer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1389. A 'Kinrande' iron-red ewer, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $10,625. © Sotheby's the flattened pear-form body raised on a splayed foot, rising to a long waisted neck and galleried mouth, with an arched handle on one side and a serpentine spout on the other connected to the neck with a figure-eight strut, the exterior covered in a rich iron-red glaze with gilded and incised decoration, the body with peacocks and... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2018

A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' dishes, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 659. A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' dishes, marks and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); 18.3 and 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate: 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each painted on the interior with two dragons with bulging eyes picked out in black, contesting a flaming pearl amidst wisps and clouds, the underside similarly decorated with two dragons.  Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 18th April 2001 Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2018

A fine iron-red 'dragon' cup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3733. A fine iron-red 'dragon' cup, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); diameter 7.9 cm., 3 1/8  in. Estimate 160,000 — 200,000 HKD (45,982 — 68,974 EUR). Lot sold 200,000 HKD (71,847 EUR). Photo Sotheby's with finely potted sides rising steeply from a short foot to a slightly flared rim, the exterior enamelled in iron-red with two dragons grasping for flaming pearls with outstretched talons, one with head turned back looking over its shoulder, with... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2018

A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' wine cups, Jiaqing marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 397. A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' wine cups, Jiaqing marks and period (1796-1820); height 2 in., 5cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2010 each with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, well painted in iron-red with two dragons in pursuit of 'flaming-pearls' amidst scrolling clouds, all above a short straight foot (2). Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York

03 janvier 2018

A fine and rare iron-red ‘Phoenix’ waterpot ,Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 157. A fine and rare iron-red ‘Phoenix’ waterpot ,Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 6cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 170,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys of beehive form, the tall hemispherical sides rising to a short waisted neck, painted to the exterior with two archaistic phoenix between stylised keyfret bands, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle, wood stand. Quantity: 2. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 16th June 1998, lot 260... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

An iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine-glazed hexagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 35. Boite couverte en porcelaine émaillée rouge de fer, jaune, vert et aubergine, Chine, dynastie Ming, époque Tianqi (1621-1627). Hauteur: 11,7 cm. (4 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000. Price realised EUR 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   An iron-red, yellow, green and aubergine-glazed hexagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627) De forme hexagonale, elle comprend deux compartiments. Le couvercle est orné d'une scène dans un médaillon... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1183. A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century, 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated predominantly in iron red and green with small touches of yellow and turquoise glaze, the upper register with two pairs of four-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst ruyi-form clouds and above waves crashing against rocks, and the lower register with two phoenixes... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

A pair of iron-red 'Bat and Goldfish' dishes, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 718. A pair of iron-red 'Bat and Goldfish' dishes, Seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each decorated to the exterior with nine fishes in various postures against an incised wave ground, the interior with five bats, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017