26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 31,250
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A PAIR OF FINELY ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISHES
SHEN DE TANG HALLMARK IN IRON RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
Decorated on the exterior with two gilt-highlighted iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls against a white-enamel sgraffiato wave ground, interior and base in deep turquoise enamel
6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stands, Japanese wood box (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The hallmark, shen de tang zhi, may be translated, 'Made for the hall for the cultivation of virtue', a Daoguang imperial mark.
Acquired in 1973.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
New York sales achieve the highest-ever total for the auction series — a remarkable $332,783,188
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
Christie’s Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on two decades of living and working in Hong Kong — and why Ch..