10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white bird feeder. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white bird  feeder. Mark and period of Xuande. Photo Sotheby's the small drum-shaped container painted in bright washes of cobalt blue with four quatrefoil cartouches, inscribed horizontally in two with the reign mark Da Ming Xuande Nianzhi - with three characters in each cartouche, the third panel filled with a cloud conforming to the shape of the panel and the fourth with another cloud and set with a small eyelet loop for attaching to the side of the cage, further decorated with triangular... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2010

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white stemcup. Mark and period of Xuande. photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a high domed hollow foot with stepped edge to an incurved broad mouth rim, finely painted in heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion and to the exterior with a broad band of leafy scrolling daylilies, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a chevron band at the rim, the stem with double lines and lotus-lappet and dot bands, the underglaze-blue six-character... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A fine and rare blue and white pilgrim's flask. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white pilgrim's flask. Mark and period of Xuande. photo courtesy Sotheby's based on a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, the body consisting of two domed sections, painted on one side in rich cobalt-blue with linked ruyi heads overlapping petal lappets interspersed with trefoil flowers, all radiating out from a wheel-shaped medallion, bordered by 'classic scroll' along the edge, the reverse with an eight-pointed lappet starburst with petals alternating with trefoils, radiating out from... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2009

A fine and extremely rare blue and white stembowl. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and extremely rare blue and white stembowl. Mark and period of Xuande exquisitely potted with gently rounded sides rising to a wide mouth, supported on a slightly flared tall hollow cylindrical foot tapering towards the top, faintly decorated on the interior with a continuous frieze of lança characters encircling the well above a band of lotus petal lappets, all enclosing the four-character nianhao, incised in archaic style, within two concentric incised lines, the exterior meticuously inscribed in brilliant... [Lire la suite]
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