10 janvier 2011

Blue and white porcelains @ Christie's, Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York

A massive pair of blue and white jars and covers, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Kangxi style, the swelling sides tapering to a flat base, decorated with an overall pattern of shaped panels showing landscapes or flowering plants reserved on a blue ground of scrolling chrysanthemum vine, a classic border on the short necks and the domed covers surmounted by Buddhist lion knops; 33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high (4) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 A blue and white spiral-fluted five-piece garniture. Kangxi... [Lire la suite]