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]