16 septembre 2010

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period.

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, the generously rounded sides finely painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape, the stags, bucks, doe, and fawns painted white, red, brown, and sometimes with spotted fur prancing and grazing, all amidst fruiting peach trees, lingzhi, and twisted pine trees, the wide neck set with a pair of stylized iron-red zoomorphic handles with gilt details; height 17 in.,... [Lire la suite]