05 décembre 2010

Ming blue and white @ Christie's. For Imperial Appreciation: Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Greenwald Collection

A rare Ming blue and white brushrest. Zhengde six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1506-1521). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as five scalloped peaks on a waisted rectangular base, each side painted with sprays of lingzhi fungus surrounding a diamond panel enclosing a square inscribed in Arabic, with a double-line border tracing the edges of the peaks, the shaped platform base with scrolled strapwork linked by ruyi-heads at the corners and at the centre of each side, the flat underside with a... [Lire la suite]