08 novembre 2010

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bottle vase. Incised seal mark and period of Jiaqing.

An incised yellow-glazed 'dragon' bottle vase. Incised seal mark and period of Jiaqing. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall slightly waisted neck, finely incised around the exterior with two large scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, their bodies writhing around the vessel amidst ruyi-head cloud scrolls and above foaming tumultuous waves, all below a ruyi band at the rim and covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base incised with... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735) The finely potted vase supported on a domed foot below a horizontal rib, rising to a tall cylindrical neck with two further ribs below a cup-shaped mouth, the body painted with two sinuous five-clawed dragons writhing amidst cloud scrolls on a ground of waves and whirlpools above rocks, the neck painted with flowerheads on a wave-pattern-ground broken at the shoulder by a band of half-flower... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2009

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt 'dragon' bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period

A powder-blue-glazed and gilt 'dragon' bottle vase. Gilt Guangxu six-character mark and of the period Finely painted around the exterior with two striding dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst wispy clouds, above a band of crashing and overlapping waves above the foot, and below a border of lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolls at the shoulder, the slightly-flaring neck with medallions interspersed by wanzi and bats. 38.3cm (15in) high. Sold for £4,800 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond... [Lire la suite]