03 juin 2011

An extremely rare Ming large blue and white 'carp' fishbowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

An extremely rare Ming large blue and white 'carp' fishbowl. Wanli six-character mark and of the period  (1573-1619). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Strongly potted with deep rounded sides rising to a raised rim, superbly painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a skilfully composed design of four fish, each carefully distinguished and with great naturalism and sense of movement, swimming amidst flowering lotus plants, duckweed and other aquatic plants above a band of cresting waves; 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm.) diam.... [Lire la suite]