27 avril 2009

A rare famille verte 'qilin' wine ewer. Kangxi

A rare famille verte 'qilin' wine ewer. Kangxi Modelled as a qilin standing four-square with his head raised high and a short curved spout issuing from its ferocious open jaws, the head framed by moulded circles, the body also moulded with bifurcated scrolls painted with sinewy dragons, against a red spiral ground, the tail hollowed and open at the tip. 21.8cm (8½in) high. Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000 Footnote: Compare a similar pair of qilin ewers, illustrated in Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst, Berlin, 1929, pl.906. A ewer... [Lire la suite]
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