04 juin 2011

An important and very rare Ming imperial doucai stemcup. Chenghua six-character mark and of the period (1465-1487)

An important and very rare Ming imperial doucai stemcup. Chenghua six-character mark and of the period (1465-1487). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The small stemcup delicately potted with deep flaring sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in underglaze-blue and primrose-yellow, aubergine and very dark grey enamelled around the exterior with four lotus blooms, the interior plain, supported on a slender knopped hollow stem foot spreading at the base, with the reign mark inscribed in a line on the underside, some... [Lire la suite]