14 mai 2011

Wanli Blue and White @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May 11, London

A blue and white quatrefoil 'dragon' box and cover. Wanli Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's of almost square section with indented corners, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a lively five-clawed dragon flying amongst flame and cloud scrolls on a raised panel encompassed by a further frieze of four dragons striding amongst clouds and lingzhi sprays at the corners on the rounded sides, repeated on the box, the rims decorated with bands of scrolling lingzhi, the base with a six-character Wanli mark; 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

David Webb jade & nephrite jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Important enamel, nephrite, ruby and diamond Chimera bangle, David Webb. photo Sotheby's The two 'Chimera' head terminals of carved nephrite enhanced with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, the sides set with fluted nephrite sections alternating with white enamel bands, mounted in platinum and yellow gold, signed Webb. Est. 60,000—100,000 CHF. Lot Sold 86,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's, New York, 2008, page 220-221 for an example of a 'Chimera' bangle by David Webb. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2010

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

A finely carved white jade 'Dragon' moonflask. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened globular form, well carved on each side with a frontal five-clawed dragon, its sinuous body wrapped around a 'flaming pearl', leaping amongst lotus scrolls and bajixiang, the waisted neck adorned with stylised floral and foliate designs, flanked by a pair of dragon ring handles, the lustrous stone of an even white tone with natural inclusions; 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2009

A rare blue and white 'dragon' jar and cover. Mark and period of Jiajing

A rare blue and white 'dragon' jar and cover. Mark and period of Jiajing of sturdily potted shouldered form with rounded sides tapering towards the wide base and surmounted by a short neck, boldly painted in vivid tones of soft cobalt-blue with a pair of scaly dragons flying through cloud swirls and flames, the winged-beasts with sinous bodies and long curling tails bearing gaping jaws and sharp fangs, all set between a band of pendant lotus petals at the shoulder and rising lappets around the foot, the neck with a pattern... [Lire la suite]