05 avril 2009

A rare barbed 'floral scroll' blue and white dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period

A rare barbed 'floral scroll' blue and white dish. Ming dynasty, Yongle period well potted with a everted barbed rim, the rounded sides of conforming shape, supported on a short tapered foot, finely painted to the center in deep shaded tones of cobalt blue enhanced by slight ' heaping and piling' with a single meandering stem issuing various blooms including lotus, chrysanthemum, mallow, pink, and magnolia, enclosed within a single-line border, encircled on the cavetto by twelve detached flower heads including further... [Lire la suite]