26 décembre 2010

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white fruit bowl. Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435).

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white fruit bowl. Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The sturdily potted bowl with rounded sides resting on a tall ring foot, the exterior painted in deep purplish-blue tones with concentrated areas of 'heaping and piling' with a classic lotus scroll issuing eight lotus blooms in profile, each framed by an arched stem and curled leaves, above a lotus lappet band around the base, the rim and foot encircled by a border of... [Lire la suite]