01 janvier 2011

Qianlong period & 18th century "Canton enamel"

A rare pair of "Canton enamel" candlesticks, 18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In Georgian silver style with columnar supports above square pedestal bases, all delicately enameled with scattered floral sprigs, the blooms lavender on grisaille leafy stems, between narrow borders in grisaille and blue enamel, inside the removable bobeche further blue borders; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Notes: A very unusual form to find in Chinese enamel; other English silver shapes,... [Lire la suite]