02 juin 2011

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Yongle period (1403-1425).

An early Ming blue and white small barbed-rim dish. Yongle period (1403-1425). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The eight barbs on the rim continuing into the well, finely painted in vivid cobalt tones at the centre with two pomegranate flowerheads borne on a leafy stem issuing further small buds within lobed double-line borders, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each filled with alternating pomegranate flowerheads and fruits below a continuous lingzhi scroll around the moulded rim, the underside of the well repeating... [Lire la suite]