11 septembre 2010

Qianlong lacquer-imitation bowl, simulated fossilized stone peach-form box and cover & 'Faux bois' bowl

A fine and rare lacquer-imitation bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides supported by a short straight foot rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted with two butterflies melons and flowers on leafy scrolling vines enameled in red with details picked out in gilt, all reserved on a glossy black ground the rim decorated with a thick gold border, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in gilding; diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm - Estimate 70,000 - 90,000 USD NOTE: Several... [Lire la suite]