28 février 2009

Hexafoil 'Garlic Head' Gourd Bottle Vase, Qianlong mark and period

Hexafoil 'Garlic Head' Gourd Bottle Vase, Qianlong mark and period supported on a low foot, below the bulbous body molded on each lobe with a formal lotus design, the shoulder and waisted neck decorated with upright spearheads and pendant tendrils, the garlic-head surmounted by a short upright mouth, fitted with an ivory ring around the lip, of honey-chestnut color, Qianlong shang wan mark molded on the base. height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 15,000—20,000 USD NOTE: According to Regina Krahl in her discussion of a very similar... [Lire la suite]