12 avril 2010

Qianlong blue and white porcelains @ Sotheby's Hong Ko,g

A fine Ming-style blue and white pilgrim moonflask. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's decorated in underglaze-blue of fine colour with simulated 'heaping and piling' effect, the domed sides with eight petal-shaped panels enclosing the ba jixiang, the central boss with motifs of ruyi heads within line and formal borders, a wide band of lotus scrolls around the edges, the cylindrical neck and splayed foot with similar borders of lingzhi, double stylised dragon scroll handles joining the shoulders to the neck - 49... [Lire la suite]