Published: November 9, 2015
BEVERLY, MASS. — Kaminski Auctions sold a Chinese underglaze blue and copper red dragon moon flask for $271,830, including the buyer’s premium, on November 8 at its Asian art and antiques auction.
The flask has a rounded flattened body painted in brilliant underglaze copper red on each side, featuring an Imperial front facing five-claw dragon chasing after a flaming pearl, surrounded by scrolling lightning clouds painted in underglaze blue above heaped waves.
The 12-inch tall piece was acquired in New Haven, Conn., in 1958, and has descended in the family. It sold well above its conservative $5/8,000 estimate.
The action on this lot lasted about six minutes. Bidding went back and forth between a phone bidder and an online bidder. After a fierce competition, an Chinese online bidder won it.
A complete report on this auction will appear in an upcoming edition.
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