03 juin 2011

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan. Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan. Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and on the interior with a narrow band of classic scroll at the everted rim and an eight-petalled floret to the centre, the well decorated in crisp slip... [Lire la suite]