08 mai 2011

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722

A Kangxi blue and white porcelain huqqa base for the Indian market, China, 1662-1722. Photo Sotheby's of squat bulbous form with a narrow neck with a broad horizontal flange and swollen neck, the underglaze decoration composed of six bracketed cartouches each enclosing a flowering stem, the shoulder with a frieze of stylised floral motifs within a collar of serrated leaves, the flange with a further series of leaves, the neck with a register alternately of blossoming and unopened flowers, the mouth and flange edge in brown; 18.2cm.... [Lire la suite]