27 novembre 2010

A fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'gardenia' dish; Zhengde mark and of the period

A fine and rare yellow-ground and underglaze-blue 'gardenia' dish. Zhengde mark and of the period. photo Bonhams The thickly potted dish of shallow circular form, supported on a tapering foot, the centre boldly painted in underglaze-blue with flowering gardenia enclosed within a double ring, the well with sprigs of fruiting pomegranates, flowering lotus tied in a bunch, and fruiting grape in a vine, the underside with a continuous flower scroll of camellias or peonies, all within double line bands in underglaze-blue,... [Lire la suite]