31 janvier 2010

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A fine pair of chrysanthemum bottle vases. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the ribbed globular body surmounted by a molded ring of  pendant ruyi lappet heads, through which the neck rises to a flared foliated (chrysanthemum-shaped) mouth.  The whole sits atop a tall cylindrical foot and is covered overall in a rich cafe au lait brown speckled glaze that appears somewhat metallic to the eye, the exposed footrim showing the fine white paste. Height:  7" (17.9cm).... [Lire la suite]