18 juin 2019

A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 80. A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 23,750 (€ 26,623). © Bonhams Each thinly-potted cup enamelled around the exterior with two striding dragons, one in profile, one with its head turned backwards, in pursuit of flaming pearls above breaking waves. Provenance: a distinguished European private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014

25 mai 2019

An iron-red and green-enamelled 'dragon and phoenix medallion' wine cup and warmer, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

Lot 287. An iron-red and green-enamelled 'dragon and phoenix medallion' wine cup and warmer, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821.1850); 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 2,600 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's  the warmer with rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gilt rim, painted with alternating dragon and phoenix roundels in green enamel all between a lappet border above the foot and stylised ruyiscrolls below the... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 315. A fine iron-red, famille rose and gilt-decorated tripod censer, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 14 ¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The censer is finely decorated to each side with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amongst bats and clouds. A bat and cloud design further embellishes the twin pierced upright handles,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

A Rare Iron-Red ‘Phoenix’ Waterpot, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3411. A Rare Iron-Red ‘Phoenix’ Waterpot, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735. H 5.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 229,300 - 356,689). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Collection of Edward T. Chow, Hong Kong2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot.1273. Sotheby's London, 16 June 1998, lot.260 (part lot)4. A Far Eastern Private Collection5. Sotheby's London, 6 November 2013, lot.157. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior... [Lire la suite]
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