11 avril 2010

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53 year (corresponding to 1788). photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers, the scales and flowing mane finely incised, the two scaly bodies intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and... [Lire la suite]