27 septembre 2009

A collection of "doucai" porcelains sold @ Sotheby's NY

Two 'doucai' 'dragon medallion' bowls. Kangxi marks and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of U-shape, the exterior painted with four dragon medallions, each dragon displaying distinct colors of either green enamel, iron-red, aubergine enamel or yellow enamel, interspersed with two registers of scrolling cloud motifs, the interior well painted in underglaze-blue with an archaistic scrolling dragon pursuing a scrolling lotus (2) diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD - Sold 64,900 USD NOTE: An identical... [Lire la suite]