01 mai 2011

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed'dragon' dish. Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the p

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed'dragon' dish. Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the period, (1573-1619). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Decorated on the biscuit in turquoise, green and aubergine, with two confronted five-clawed scaly dragons with heads turned towards the rear divided by a band of clouds, above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the cavetto with a band of six dragon roundels alternately ascending and descending, the exterior with sprays of peach, pomegranate, prunus and... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2010

Three pairs of buddhist lions, Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A large pair of turquoise and aubergine buddhist lions. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 A female with clambering pup at her feet and a male with loose, pierced brocade ball, modeled in mirror image with open jaws revealing teeth, fangs and tongue left in the biscuit, their loose eyes picked out in black, at the back of the male's base a cyclical date wu chen, probably for 1668, and a three-character potter's mark are inscribed; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A pair of... [Lire la suite]