20 mai 2009

A rare grisaille and gilt 'European subject' punch bowl. Mid Qianlong

A rare grisaille and gilt 'European subject' punch bowl. Mid Qianlong Finely painted on both sides with a shaped cartouche enclosing a knight slaying a horse and its rider on a beach, with a fort, ships and observant figures in the background, with smaller cartouches enclosing European landscape scenes, all above a bamboo border at the foot, the interior painted with a central floral spray and a bird and flower border at the rim. 23.2cm (9in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009.... [Lire la suite]