04 septembre 2009

A very rare copper-red-decorated double-gourd vase. Kangxi/Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

A very rare copper-red-decorated double-gourd vase. Kangxi/Yongzheng period (1662-1735) The lower and upper bulbs of the waisted body painted in tones of copper-red shading from rosy pink to yellowish-green and grey with an overall pattern of the coiled tendrils and leaves of a flowering vine bearing two small double gourds on the lower body, all between double line borders, raised on a slightly concave unglazed base. 5½ in. (14 cm.) high, box - Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: N.V. Hammer Collection.John D. Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]