02 décembre 2010

A very rare Imperial four-colour glass Hu-shaped vase. Qianlong inscribed four-character mark and of the period, (1736-1795).

A very rare Imperial four-colour glass Hu-shaped vase. Qianlong inscribed four-character mark and of the period, (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Of archaistic bronze shape, the rounded body tapering to a cylindrical neck, the various areas of the body strikingly composed of rich contrasting colours: an ivory body between a dark red band carved with lotus petals below and the dark red neck carved with bands of dragons and upright leaf tips; a pair of lapis-blue dragon head handles suspending stationary... [Lire la suite]