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Auction archive: Lot number 727

A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER

Estimate
US$100,000 - US$150,000
Price realised:
US$509,000
Auction archive: Lot number 727

A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER

Estimate
US$100,000 - US$150,000
Price realised:
US$509,000
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The ewer is well potted with a globular body that rests on a recessed base and rises to a short neck that tapers towards the lipped mouth rim. The body is boldly carved with large floral scrolls on a combed ground. The spout and handle are each adorned with a molded dragon mask with the eyes picked out in brown slip. It is covered with a translucent glaze of pale aquamarine tone pooling in the recesses with the exception of areas around the base revealing the biscuit body, the surface of which has re-oxidised at the end of the firing cycle. 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box

Auction archive: Lot number 727
Auction:
Datum:
15 Sep 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
A VERY RARE AND FINELY CARVED QINGBAI ‘DRAGON’ EWER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The ewer is well potted with a globular body that rests on a recessed base and rises to a short neck that tapers towards the lipped mouth rim. The body is boldly carved with large floral scrolls on a combed ground. The spout and handle are each adorned with a molded dragon mask with the eyes picked out in brown slip. It is covered with a translucent glaze of pale aquamarine tone pooling in the recesses with the exception of areas around the base revealing the biscuit body, the surface of which has re-oxidised at the end of the firing cycle. 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box

Auction archive: Lot number 727
Auction:
Datum:
15 Sep 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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