13 mai 2009

A yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowl. Daoguang underglaze-blue six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-50)

A yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowl. Daoguang underglaze-blue six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-50) Brightly enamelled around the exterior with three medallions enclosing rams resting and cavorting in a garden setting, each medallion interspersed by a vase with flowers surrounded by auspicious objects, all reserved on a bright yellow sgraffiato ground, the interior finely painted in shades of cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing further rams and surrounded by flowering stems. 5¾ in. (15 cm.)... [Lire la suite]