11 octobre 2010

A fine and exquisite famille-rose floral medallion bottle vase enamelled in the palace workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and exquisite famille-rose floral medallion bottle vase enamelled in the palace workshops. Blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly potted, the slightly compressed spherical body sweeping up to a tall slender neck with a cupped mouth, in a tour-de-force of painting the fine white body covered in a clear glaze and decorated with four round white medallions each containing finely enamelled flowers, one with yellow day lilies growing beside pink and red poppies with small... [Lire la suite]