26 mai 2009

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period Of compressed globular form, exquisitely painted in cobalt-blue of soft purplish tone to depict sixteen lively boys at play in a continuous landscape, one group in mock procession with a boy 'attendant' using a lotus leaf parasol shading a boy 'official' on a hobby horse behind a boy carrying a staff, observed by another boy in the foreground; another group of three boys are kneeling over a bowl,... [Lire la suite]