08 novembre 2010

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior incised and green-glazed with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all within 'fire and cloud' scrolls and reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the interior and base white, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the delicately potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely incised with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst 'fire and cloud' scrolls, all between ruyi and classic scroll bands and picked out in a translucent emerald green reserved on a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, the interior with a medallion enclosing a large shou character,... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period The gently rounded sides slightly waisted and rising from a straight foot ring to an everted rim, incised around the exterior with two sinuous dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst clouds, with a band of lotus lappets below, all reserved on a rich yellow ground. 15cm (6in) diam. Sold for £45,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.398. Palmer Inventory no.398, where it is stated that the bowl was purchased in December 1935... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2009

An Incised Green and Yellow Enameled 'Dragon' Saucer, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period

An Incised Green and Yellow Enameled 'Dragon' Saucer, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period of shallow form with gently curved sides and a scalloped rim, boldly incised and painted to the interior with a scaly five-clawed dragon confronting the viewer head-on, set with a 'flaming pearl' in the center and surrounded by floral sprigs, the motif repeated with two striding dragons each on the interior and exterior cavettos, all reserved on a yellow ground, the rim lined with aubergine enamel. diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate... [Lire la suite]