19 janvier 2011

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase. Chongzhen, 1628-1644.

A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase. Chongzhen, 1628-1644. Courtesy Marchantof compressed globular form with tall flaring neck and central bulb, painted on the body with a dignitary meeting a lady in a fenced garden, the gentleman with three attendants, one holding a canopy, the other a halbard and a third with an axe, all amongst rockwork, banana plants and “V”-shaped grass, the reverse with a cloud bank beneath cloud scrolls and the moon, the shoulder with a continuous band of flowering asters amongst foliage,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2011

A Chinese porcelain wucai baluster vase and cover, Shunzhi, 1644-1661

A Chinese porcelain wucai baluster vase and cover, Shunzhi, 1644-1661. Courtesy Marchantpainted in a continuous scene with three standing dignitaries holding hu tablets and their attendants in front of a large landscape screen amongst rockwork, banana plant and a cloud bank, the shoulder with a band of cracked ice beneath branches of chrysanthemum, camellia and rockwork on the neck, the cover decorated with three boys, plants and rockwork. 13 ¾ inches, 34.9cm total height. Condition: Body star crack extending to the rim and small... [Lire la suite]