27 mars 2010

Qianlong monochromes porcelains @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A rare small teadust-glazed hu-form vase. Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot and encircled by a bow-string band beneath the slender, tapering neck, flanked by a pair of affixed stylized mask and ring handles, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the edges, the seal mark also covered in tortoiseshell and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark... [Lire la suite]