19 mai 2009

A fine and rare large blue and white five-piece octagonal garniture, Kangxi

A fine and rare large blue and white five-piece octagonal garniture, Kangxi Comprising two waisted flaring beaker vases and three baluster jars with domed covers, each piece with each facetted side painted with panels enclosing various flowering and blossoming plants, including prunus, rose, hibiscus, peony and magnolia, with insects and birds in flight above, the necks painted with smaller panels depicting various flowers growing behind rockwork, the domed covers similarly painted and surmounted by lotus bud finial, all... [Lire la suite]