30 avril 2010

Ming blue & white porcelains @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010

A rare blue and white double-gourd moonflask, bianping. Late Yongle. photo Bonhams Modelled after a Middle Eastern prototype, each domed face well painted illustrating the characterstic 'heaping and piling' with an eight-pointed lappet starburst, one face with overlapping palmettes and radiating from a central petal medallion enclosing a yinyang motif, the other face interlaced with ruyi-shaped lappets encircling the medallion with inward-pointing petals, all encircled by a narrow foliate scroll band on one side and a... [Lire la suite]