16 octobre 2010

A fine and rare Robin's Egg-Ground Gilt-decorated Archaistic Vase. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A fine and rare Robin's Egg-Ground Gilt-decorated Archaistic Vase. Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's based on the archaic bronze hu form with decoration imitating bronze and green patina, of compressed ovoid section with broad shoulders rising to a collared neck, flanked by a pair of reticulated archaistic gui dragons below an everted mouth, the body moulded in low-relief in a café-au-lait glaze outlined in gilt with a wide register containing four pairs of confronting gui dragons with... [Lire la suite]