18 octobre 2009

A 'wintergreen' glazed & two white-glazed bowl. Ming dynasty, Yongle & Xuande mark and period

An exceptionally rare 'wintergreen' glazed chess jar and cover. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. photo courtesy Sotheby's singularly beautiful, finely-potted in a compressed globular form, the elegant body on a broad flat base with tapered sides extending to softly rounded shoulders and rising to a short neck, veiled in an exquisitely rich and silky 'wintergreen' glaze thinning at the mouthrim and pooling around the shoulders in a sea-green tone, suffused with random silver threads of cracklure, the low flat cover similarly... [Lire la suite]