23 avril 2022

Kangxi porcelains sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

Lot 256. A rare doucai 'birthday' dish, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 8¼ in., 21.1 cm. Lot sold: 81,900 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue inscribed in three columns within a double circle. Note: Vibrantly painted in the doucai palette, the motifs adorning this dish brim with auspicious meaning indicating it was clearly intended as a birthday gift. During his... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2021

A yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 130. A yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 4¾ in., 12 cm . Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD. Lot sold: 22,680 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, brightly decorated around the exterior with two pairs of dragon and phoenix amongst stylized clouds above a band of petal lappets, the interior painted with a central 'shou' medallion, the designs all incised and picked... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2020

A rare yellow-ground green-enameled 'cloud scroll' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 106. A rare yellow-ground green-enameled 'cloud scroll' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Diameter 5¼ in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © 2020 Sotheby's the gently rounded shallow sides resting on a straight foot and sweeping to a delicately everted rim, the exterior with evenly staggered cruciform cloud scrolls, each finely outlined in slip and picked out in vibrant emerald green, above a border of slip-decorated lappets, all against a translucent egg-yolk yellow... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 1. A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722), Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.4cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', all above a border of ruyi-heads circling the foot, the rim bordered with a classic scroll band, the interior centered with a medallion... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2017

A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 505. A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately-potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior engraved with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls,' all above a border of ruyi-heads circling the foot, the rim bordered with a classic scroll band, the interior centered with a medallion enclosing a shou character, the designs all picked out in green... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 1410, A yellow-ground green-enameled 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising to foliate rim, the interior with a front-facing dragon coiling around a flaming pearl, the well with two further dragons chasing a pearl, the exterior with detached floral sprigs, the base with a six-character seal mark. Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13.1 cm Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2015

A yellow-ground green 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 45. A yellow-ground green'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). 12cm., 4 3/4 in.. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior incised and enamelled green with two striding dragons and two flying phoenix amidst flames and cloud scrolls, above a band of lappets at the foot, the interior with a shou character, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2015

A yellow-ground green-enameled zhadou, Jiaqing seal mark and period

A yellow-ground green-enameled zhadou, Jiaqing seal mark and period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular form supported on a short slightly splayed foot rising to a flared neck, the exterior incised and painted in green enamel with two ferocious dragons striding amidst cloud wisps and flame scrolls in pursuit of 'flaming pearls',  below a keyfret border and a row of stylized lappets on the neck, all reserved on an egg-yolk yellow ground, seal mark in aubergine. Height 3 1/4... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2015

A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl,Yongzheng mark and period

A fine yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' bowl,Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, decorated on the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit among clouds chasing a 'flaming pearl', one with its head turned back, the other looking forward, finely incised in the biscuit and enameled in translucent green against a brilliant opaque lemon-yellow ground, all below a... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2015

A pair of yellow-ground green-enameled 'Boys' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Lot 282. A pair of yellow-ground green-enameled 'Boys' bowls, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, finely incised with eight boys playing various musical instruments within a balustraded garden beneath pine trees, with overlapping lappets at the foot and a border of flower designs at the rim, the design picked... [Lire la suite]