26 décembre 2010

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735).

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of flattened circular form with octagonal sides, superbly painted and detailed to one side of the bulbous body with a central roundel enclosing a pair of quails standing on a grassy mound amidst stalks of millet and branches of aster emerging from the ground, the reverse with two geese, one in flight, the other standing gazing upwards among reeds and branches of... [Lire la suite]