22 mars 2009

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng

A Fine Copper-Red and Underglaze-Blue 'Three-String' Amphora, Mark and Period of Yongzheng delicately potted with an elongated ovoid body tapering to the countersunk foot, the sloping shoulder sweeping up to a slender flaring neck with triple filets 'three string' (san xian) collaring the base of the neck, the body decorated with a band of blue bagua trigrams around the shoulder, above four yin-yang symbols painted in two shades of contrasting cobalt blue, all above deftly painted and well-controlled bright copper-red... [Lire la suite]