18 septembre 2010

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly incised in the center with two leaping dragons, one in green enamels and one in aubergine enamels, confronting on a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered billowing clouds and flame motifs, the cavetto encircled by flowering sprays of lotus, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum and peach blossom, the wide everted rim encircled by a frieze of six smaller dragons each chasing 'flaming pearls', the underside with four... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2009

An extremely rare and large iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' charger. Mark and period of Yongzheng

An extremely rare and large iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' charger. Mark and period of Yongzheng; photo Sotheby's the rounded sides flaring from a tapering foot to an everted rim, vividly decorated in the centre with a full-faced iron-red dragon pursuing a 'flaming pearl' on a ground of underglaze-blue swirling crested waves, the cavetto with four dragons on the underside, a band of cresting waves on the rim. 47.1 cm., 18 1/2 in. Est. 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD - Sold 3,500,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 6th... [Lire la suite]