29 avril 2011

A fine ruby-enamelled anhua 'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A fine ruby-enamelled anhua  'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's well potted with steeply rounded sides rising to a flared rim and resting on a short cylindrical foot, finely decorated on the interior with two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' in anhua under a transparent glaze, the exterior covered with a deep ruby-pink enamel, inscribed on the base with a four-character reign mark within a double square; 9.6 cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 1,800,000—2,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2011

A fine aubergine 'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine aubergine 'dragon' bowl. Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides flaring at the rim and resting on a straight foot, incised on the outside with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls among flames and clouds and above rocks and waves, with a key-fret border at the foot, the inside and base glazed white, the latter inscribed with the six-character mark within a double circle; 15.1 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,580,000 HKD LITERATURE AND REFERENCES:... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

Two Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowls. Jiajing mark and period & Wanli Mark and Period

A Blue and White 'Dragon' Bowl. Jiajing mark and period. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot, the exterior painted in shades of bright cobalt-blue with two dragons striding amidst wisps of clouds, dividied by lingzhi issuing from rockwork, framing a single fu and shou character, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing a sinuous dragon amidst ruyi clouds: diameter 7 1/8 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 92,500 USD A Fine Blue and White 'Dragon'... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2011

Sotheby's Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale Series Announced

Imperial Rhinoceros Horn 'Dragon' Bowl Ming dynasty, 16th /17th Century. Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2011 will be held on 7 and 8 April, 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Leading the season is a special Evening Sale, featuring a prestigious European collection of Chinese Art – The Meiyintang Collection – An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains (see separate press release). Together with another private collection, a... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2010

A rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period. photo Bonhams Of broad rounded form, the steep sides rising from a straight foot and flaring out at the rim, the interior painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a circular medallion enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons writhing in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the cavetto with four stylised lotus flowers, the exterior painted with four baskets of fruit and flowers interspersed with butterflies, below a narrow band of auspicious motifs... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2010

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period.

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a ruyi medallion encircled by a classic scroll band, the exterior with four scaly five-clawed dragons each holding a pearl enclosing the single character wan, shou, qing and ping, all above a lotus lappet band at the base; 18cm., 7in. Est. 10,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 61,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior incised and green-glazed with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all within 'fire and cloud' scrolls and reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the interior and base white, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the delicately potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely incised with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst 'fire and cloud' scrolls, all between ruyi and classic scroll bands and picked out in a translucent emerald green reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the interior with a medallion enclosing a large shou character,... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

An aubergine and green 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi mark and period

An aubergine and green 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's the body incised and painted in aubergine with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds and above crested waves on a rich green ground; diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.3 cm. Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1950s - 1960s. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
23 mars 2010

Two yellow-glazed bowls, Hongzhi Mark and Period @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A yellow-glazed bowl, Hongzhi Mark and Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, covered overall in a canary-yellow glaze - diameter 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Est. 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot Sold 34,375 USD PROVENANCE: J. T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York.Collection of Evelyn Annenberg Hall.Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 91. A yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl. Hongzhi mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely incised on the exterior and interior with striding dragons... [Lire la suite]