04 décembre 2009

A fine and extremely rare 'black' teadust glazed vase. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A fine and extremely rare 'black' teadust glazed vase. Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) Of archaic bronze form, the ovoid body flanked by a pair of ribbed 'C'-shaped handles surmounted by ruyi heads, between a pair of raised flanges at the shoulder, the flared neck and splayed foot each encircled with four further relief moulded flanges, covered overall in an even lush unctuous glaze of deep, moss-green tone, 13 in. (32.5 cm.) high, stand, three Japanese wood boxes. Estimate on request -... [Lire la suite]