08 mars 2009

A Rare Yellow-Ground Green-Enameled Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th Century

A Rare Yellow-Ground Green-Enameled Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th Century the pear-shaped body supported on a short and slightly flared foot, narrowing to a slender truncated neck, the lip finished with a ring of white glaze, incised to the exterior with a dominant writhing dragon confronting a smaller dragon below, the latter skimming the surface of cresting waves, amidst flames and clouds, all reserved against a yellow ground, the base incised with an apocryphal six-character Zhengde reign mark. height 10 in., 25.4... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2009

A Green-Enameled 'Dragon' Jar, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period

A Green-Enameled 'Dragon' Jar, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period of well-potted ovoid form, the shouldered sides finely painted in underglaze blue and enameled in bright translucent green with two scaly dragons pacing through clouds and flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', a band of lappets around the base, the shoulder decorated with the eight Buddhist Emblems enclosed by a ruyi and a spiral band. 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired from a German dealer before 1924.Brought to the United States... [Lire la suite]