12 octobre 2021

A rare iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark and period(1821-1850)

Lot 817. A rare iron-red 'dragon' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The interior is finely decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl within line borders. The exterior is decorated with two further dragons chasing flaming pearls on a ground of incised waves. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2021

A rare iron-red and enamel-decorated dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 145. A rare iron-red and enamel-decorated dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The interior of the dish is decorated with a scene of three boys flying a kite on a bluff, with islands in the background, all in iron red and green, yellow, olive-brown and black glazes, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark on the base, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Christie's New York, 19 September 2007,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2020

A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3604. A rare doucai and iron-red 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 21.2 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. powerfully painted to the interior with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in iron red, its muscular limbs stretched to reach for a flaming pearl, the fierce creature leaping from tumultuous swirling waves crashing on rocks enamelled in various shades of green, the scaly sinuous body partially obscured by... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A fine and very rare iron-red 'Phoenix' waterpot, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2836. A fine and very rare iron-red 'Phoenix' waterpot, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 2.¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The delicate water pot is finely decorated on the exterior in iron red with two highly stylised archaistic phoenix with trailing tail feathers between stylised fretwork bands encircling the neck and... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2020

An iron-red 'dragon' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3701. An iron-red 'dragon' cup, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 8.7 cm., 3 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 -- 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (63,740 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, the exterior enamelled in iron-red with five-clawed dragons writhing sinuously above a band of tumultuous green waves, the interior similarly decorated with a medallion enclosing a further dragon soaring above green waves, the foot bordered... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

A fine pair of iron-red dragon cups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

Lot 3707. A  fine pair of iron-red dragon cups, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 4.8 cm., 1 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD (61,191 EUR). Photo Sotheby’s each delicately potted with with steep sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with iron-red enamel depicting a pair of five-clawed dragons soaring sinuously amongst ruyi-shaped clouds above cresting waves, the base... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2020

Rare dragon bowls, R.J. Horner cabinet found in mobile home highlights Fine Estate, Inc., auction

Lot 186. Pair of Iron-Red Painted 'Dragon' Bowls, Kangxi Marks and Period (1662-1722). Diameter: 5 1/2 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. © 2020 2008 - 2020 Finesf.Com SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A rare pair of iron-red painted “Dragon Bowls” from the Kangxi Period are expected to take top lot honors in Fine Estates, Inc., auction on Saturday, Feb. 29 held live on LiveAuctioneers. The 5-1/2 bowls are directly from the estate of James Nassikas, the entrepreneur credited with building of one of San... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

Eight iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 265. Eight iron-red 'dragon' wine cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Height 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's each finely potted with steep sides and everted rim, painted with two striding five-clawed dragons amid clouds above foaming waves, all between underglaze blue double-line borders at the rim and foot, seal mark in underglaze blue, fitted wood box (9).  Provenance: Collection of Austin... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861)

Lot 20. A pair of iron-red 'Dragon' cups, Xianfeng marks and period (1851-1861). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the steep sides rising to a slightly flared rim, each painted on the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons above cresting waves, all between underglaze blue double-line borders at the rim and on the foot, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red octogonal 'Dragon' cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 19. A pair of iron-red octogonal 'Dragon' cups, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted around the exterior with four roundels of upright dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amid clouds and flames, the interior with a further dragon roundel, seal mark in iron red.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th-16th... [Lire la suite]