26 décembre 2010

A fine and exremly rare ruby-enamelled famille rose 'floral' dish. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period

A fine and exremly rare  ruby-enamelled famille rose 'floral' dish. Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  The dish with shallow rounded sides, superbly enamelled on the interior centre with a stylised floral bloom encircled by ten radiating ruyi-head petals, surrounded by five different types of floral sprays growing smaller flowers and leaves to the sides, all against a graviata ruby-red enamel ground, the reverse side smiliarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]