31 octobre 2010

A rare silver- and gilt silver-inlaid cast bronze 'Shou' jar, China, Xuande four-character mark, Kangxi period

A rare silver-and gilt silver-inlaid cast bronze 'Shou' jar, China, Xuande four-character mark, Kangxi period. photo courtesy Nagel of archaic 'pou' form, the rounded sides supported on a low splayed foot rising to a short neck with squated everted rim, decorated with inlaid. H. 18,5 cm - Estimate 6 000 / 10 000 € Provenance: From an old private European collection - See. Sotheby's Hongkong, 8.10.2006, Lot 1154 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de