13 novembre 2010

A rare simulated puddingstone vase, zhadou. Gilt Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A rare simulated puddingstone vase, zhadou. Gilt Qianlong seal mark and of the period  © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Of ovoid form rising to the trumpet-shaped mouth, supported on a short foot, the exterior decorated in shades of grey, red and brown with a skillful trompe-l'oeil design of numerous variegated pebbles 'contained' within the conglomerate stone, the rim and foot ring gilt, the base pierced with two original holes. 19.8cm (7¾in) diam. Sold for £156,000 Footnote:The present zhadou is a prime example of 18th... [Lire la suite]