10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde. Photo Sotheby's painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border at the rim, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue; 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]