15 septembre 2010

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi mark and period

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sothebt's the low rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion containing a dragon in pursuit of flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds and flames, all surrounded by two further dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior of the cavetto similarly painted, all above a slightly tapered foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark; diameter 9 3/4 in., 24.9 cm - Estimate 60,000 -... [Lire la suite]