26 avril 2011

Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish, Cup Stand & white anhua 'Phoenix' Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu

An outstanding Underglaze-Red Chrysanthemum Dish. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period.. Photo Sotheby's the thick curved foliate walls rising to an everted rim with sixteen corresponding barbed bracket foliations, all supported on a low circular tapered foot, painted on the interior in a light copper red transmuting from strawberry to puce, with a chrysanthemum spray with four large blooms among evenly spaced foliage and buds in the centre, surrounded by formal lotus sprays on the cavetto, the blooms alternately closed and opened... [Lire la suite]