19 mai 2009

A blanc-de-chine 'hunting party' figure group. Circa 1690

A blanc-de-chine 'hunting party' figure group. Circa 1690 The hollow form moulded as a hillside with a winding trail leading to a pavilion amidst pine trees and grottoes, with two hunters aiming their rifles at a deer, followed behind by a horseman holding a whip and an attendant bearing a flag all working their way up the hillside with their hunting dogs. 20.2cm (8in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 - Unsold Footnote: Various similar groups are published. See D.Howard and J.Ayers, China for the West. Chinese... [Lire la suite]