13 octobre 2010

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.

A fine and extremly rare blue and white 'Foliate scroll' meiping. Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period.  photo couortesy Sotheby's the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant plantain-leaf band draping the shoulders repeated as upright leaves skirting the foot, the neck with two simple... [Lire la suite]