20 mai 2009

A rare large carp tureen and cover, Qianlong

A rare large carp tureen and cover, Qianlong Finely modelled lying on its side with the head and tail curled upwards, the body lightly moulded with scales and fins, enamelled with iron-red, grey and gilt realistically shaded to depict the undulating scaly surface, the cover surmounted by a small carp finial. 47.2cm (18½in) long. (2). Sold for £66,000 Provenance: a Portuguese private collectionNote: Large carp tureens of this size are extremely rare and appear to have been produced between 1755 to 1790 when the... [Lire la suite]
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