30 avril 2011

A fine green enamel 'dragon' jar and cover. Seal mark and of the period of Qianlong.

A fine green enamel 'dragon' jar and cover. Seal mark and of the period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the cover similarly decorated with a coiled dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl', the recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 21.5 cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2011

A fine 'green dragon' jar and cover. Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A fine 'green dragon' jar and cover. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Typically painted in delicate blue and enamelled in rich translucent pale apple-green around the body with two large five-clawed dragons striding in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls, between bands of Buddhist emblems around the shoulder and stiff lappets above the foot, the squared domed cover with a central coiled dragon. 21cm (8¼in) high (2). Estimate: £60,000 - 100,000, HKD 760,000 - 1,300,000, $ 98,000 - 160,000 Provenance: acquired at... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Kangxi imperial green and yellow-enamelled bowl & Daoguang yellow-ground green dragon bowl

A rare imperial green and yellow-enamelled bowl, China, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 11,6 cm. Estimate (EUR) 4500. Sold (EUR) 9000. Cf. Gugong bowuyuan cang - Gu taoci ziliao xuancui vol. 2, no. 85 - Sotheby's Hongkong, 2.5.1991, Lot 132 A yellow-ground green dragon bowl, China, Daoguang seal mark and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Good condition. D. 10,2 cm. Estimate (EUR) 2800. Sold (EUR) 6000. Provenance: Former old Berlin private collection Nagel... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Two 'green dragon' saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A 'green dragon' saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. photo Bonhams With flaring rounded sides, enamelled at the centre to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a green writhing five-clawed dragon with a flaming pearl, all outlined in black enamel, the underside decorated with a similar pair of dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls against a ground of incised waves. 18.1cm (7in) diam. Sold for £18,000 A 'green dragon' saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. photo Bonhams ... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2010

Kangxi polychrome porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler

A rare doucai wine cup. Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Thinly potted and delicately painted with Su Jin kneeling on a mat with an open sutra and wine cup before him as he prays to a statue of Budai set upon a table, the scene separated from a fourteen-character insciption and seal (shang) by a banana tree and rock - 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) diam. Est. $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realized $242,500 Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 15... [Lire la suite]