27 février 2010

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'dragon' dish. Late Ming dynasty, Chong Zhen period (1628-1644)

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'dragon' dish. Late Ming dynasty, Chong Zhen period (1628-1644). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Painted in the center with a green horned dragon rising from the waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds below a band of rocks rising from crashing waves, with two further dragons in iron red and green on the exterior racing amidst ruyi heads and babao as they pursue flaming pearls, the base painted in underglaze blue with an eight-character inscription, Jiaxu chunmeng... [Lire la suite]