12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The exterior painted in bold underglaze blue with four different species of fish swimming amidst aquatic plants, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing two geese on rockwork amidst lotus and peony sprays with two further geese swimming in the distance; 39.2cm (15½in) diam. - Sold for £5,760 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com
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05 avril 2009

A massive blue and white 'fish' bowl. Mark and period of Wanli

A massive blue and white 'fish' bowl. Mark and period of Wanli sturdily potted with deep straight sides tapering to a lipped mouthrim, vividly painted in deep cobalt-blue with an aquatic scene depicting four carp leaping amid flowering lotus plants, arrowhead, pondweed and clover ferns among tadpoles and above splashing waves, inscribed with the six-character mark in a single horizontal line below the rim. 49.3 cm., 19 3/8 in. Estimate 350,000—450,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Acquired in New York in the 1990s. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]