02 juin 2011

An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-143

An important and extremely rare early Ming massive blue and white charger. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435).  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The unusually large charger finely and confidently painted on the interior medallion with two long-tailed parrots perched on fruiting peach branches, the birds' arched bodies leaning towards each other, encircled by composite floral sprays of chrysanthemum, lotus, pomegranate, lychee, peach, and peony beneath the straight mouth rim decorated with double... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2011

A very rare yellow enamel-decorated dish. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-35)

A very rare yellow enamel-decorated dish. Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-35). Photo Christies Ltd 2011 Delicatelly potted with gently rounded walls and supported on a short foot, the interior enamelled with the six-character reign mark enclosed by overlapping petals, the cavetto with fruiting clusters of peaches, persimmons, lychees and pomegrantes, the exterior with four detached lotus sprays, the base unglazed; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate £300,000 - £500,000 ($501,300 - $835,500) Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]