21 mars 2010

Kangxi 'wucai', 'famille-verte', 'verte-imari' porcelains @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, NY

A 'wucai' 'dragon and phoenix' dish. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's painted to the center in bright enamels and underglaze-blue with a yellow and a red dragon alternating with two phoenix all confronting on a chrysanthemum bloom borne with other flowers on leafy stems, the well and exterior with a similar design in a continuous band, the base with an apocryphal Xuande mark in underglaze blue - diameter 10 1/2 in., 27 cm - Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD NOTES: For a Ming prototype of this dish compare a Wanli dish... [Lire la suite]