18 septembre 2010

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period

A massive yellow-ground green and aubergine 'dragon' charger. Qing dynasty, Guangxu Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly incised in the center with two leaping dragons, one in green enamels and one in aubergine enamels, confronting on a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered billowing clouds and flame motifs, the cavetto encircled by flowering sprays of lotus, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum and peach blossom, the wide everted rim encircled by a frieze of six smaller dragons each chasing 'flaming pearls', the underside with four... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2009

A Large Green and Aubergine Yellow-Ground Biscuit Charger, Kangxi mark and period

A Large Green and Aubergine Yellow-Ground Biscuit Charger, Kangxi mark and period boldly decorated and incised on the interior well with a plunging aubergine dragon and a leaping green dragon, each in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', encircled by floral sprigs on the cavetto, including prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, all below six striding dragons interspersed with 'flaming pearls' on the everted rim, the exterior with four striding dragons below cranes and clouds, all reserved on a rich yellow ground. diameter 16 in.,... [Lire la suite]