06 juin 2011

A very fine and rare pair of doucai 'mandarin duck' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the perio

A very fine and rare pair of doucai 'mandarin duck' dishes. Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1736). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Delicately pencilled and enamelled to the interior with two mandarin ducks swimming on rippling water at either side of a lotus cluster, the exterior with two further pairs of ducks amid a frieze of flowering lotus below a border of striding green, yellow and aubergine five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', all within single and double... [Lire la suite]