02 mars 2009

A Blue and White Double-Gourd Beaker Vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Blue and White Double-Gourd Beaker Vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period supported on a short rounded foot rising to a straight waisted section of scrolling foliates, ruyi-head lappets and diamond-diaper border, the globular body below a semi-globular section and trumpet neck, decorated in deep underglaze-blue featuring hexagonal jardinieres growing exotic flowers, interspersed with lotus heads encircling floral sprays, with upright lappets enclosing flowers rendered in low-relief, the base with a lingzhi mark. height 16 3/4 in.,... [Lire la suite]