31 décembre 2015

An Imperial underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' dish, China, underglaze blue Qianlong six-character seal mark and period

Lot 479. An Imperial underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' dish, China, underglaze blue Qianlong six-character seal mark and period. Estimate 30000/50000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel The shallow, rounded sides rise to the slightly everted rim, and the interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below two dragons at a similar pursuit in the well. A similar dragon frieze is on the exterior above a petal lappet border. The decoration is in lemon-yellow... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

A set of six small underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue

A set of six small underglaze blue and yellow-glazed 'Dragon' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowls have rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim and are decorated on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding through flame-scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of overlapping lotus petals rising from the foot, all highlighted in yellow glaze against the deep cobalt blue... [Lire la suite]