13 juin 2010

Three fish-shaped vases. Celadon porcelain China, c. 1750, Mount bronze France, mid-18th century

Three fish-shaped vases. Celadon porcelain China, c. 1750, Mount bronze France, mid-18th century. Inv. no. 124 A/B/C © 2008 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian These three pieces, showing individual or paired fish, are produced in valuable Chinese porcelain. The mounts, which were designed to heighten their value and satisfy the taste for chinoiseries that were so fashionable at the time, were produced in France, very probably in Paris, by an unknown craftsmen in richly chased and gilded bronze. The rocaille motifs, such as aquatic... [Lire la suite]