15 mai 2009

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period

A pair of blue and white 'mythical beasts' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period Each decorated on the exterior with nine mythical beasts finely painted in pale and dark blue tones, including dragons, horses, elephantine beast and tortoises, all amidst fire scrolls and white crested swirling waves, the interior with a medallion enclosing an elephantine beast amidst fire scrolls and crashing waves, box. 19cm (7½in) diam. (3). Sold for £8,400 Provenance: Bluett and Sons, London, labelsThe Robert Murray Bell and... [Lire la suite]