25 mars 2009

A Superb Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue Decorated 'Dragon' Moonflask, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A Superb Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue Decorated 'Dragon' Moonflask, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong of flattened globular form supported on a short straight foot, the very white porcelain superbly and deftly painted on each side in soft ruby tones of copper-red with a ferocious full-faced dragon, the scaly five-clawed beast framed by flaring horns and long flowing mane above furrowed brows and piercing blue eyes, entwining a central 'flaming pearl' amid a scatter of vaporous clouds and leaping above turbulent rolling... [Lire la suite]