29 janvier 2011

Kangxi Blue and White @ Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Blue and White ‘Bacchus’ Charger. China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art Diameter: 37,5 cm. Price on request Provenance: private collection, Belgium A rare large charger decorated with a Western mythological scene of Dionysus, or Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine and merriment. Because of these connotations, he was a favoured symbol for the dining room. Further European influence can be seen in the gadrooned rim, which was copied from silver models. Similar chargers are in... [Lire la suite]