08 avril 2009

A fine and rare lime-green ground 'famille-rose' 'foreign tribute' vase. Iron-red seal mark and period of Daoguang

A fine and rare lime-green ground 'famille-rose' 'foreign tribute' vase. Iron-red seal mark and period of Daoguang finely painted in brilliant enamels on the gently rounded sides with a continuous scene of foreign emissaries progressing through a hilly landscape carrying tribute gifts, some seen riding horses or mythical beasts, between ruyi borders, the tapering neck with lotus blossoms borne on entwined leafy stems supporting ji medallions and suspending chimes, all reserved on a lime-green ground and flanked by... [Lire la suite]