09 avril 2010

A fine and rare wucai 'garlic-mouth' vase. Mark and period of Wanli

A fine and rare wucai 'garlic-mouth' vase. Mark and period of Wanli. photo Sotheby's the stoutly potted large pear-shaped body supported by a wide straight foot, rising to a garlic-bulb shaped mouth, the main body decorated in the wucai palette including iron-red and vivid purplish underglaze-blue, painted with two pairs of ferocious dragons, each pair in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid scattered flowers on meandering leafy stems, beneath a band of upright and pendant triangles containing trefoils at the... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

A large blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase. Transitional period

A large blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase. Transitional period of globular form with tall slender garlic neck and supported on a short spreading foot, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a scholar holding a fly whisk and a lady holding a branch of prunus and an elderly official with a stick, all divided by rocks and swirling mist, the neck with two bands of stylised tulips separated by further bands of Daoist emblems, Japanese wood box. 41cm., 16 1/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,875 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

A pair of cloisonné enamel garlic-necked bottle vases, 17th century

A pair of cloisonné enamel garlic-necked bottle vases, 17th century Each pear-shaped body rising from a high spreading foot to a swelling mouth surmounted by a serrated gilt rim, the bulbous bodies with confronted gui dragons and stylised shou characters, below a lotus scroll at the foot, all against a turquoise ground on one vase, and a blue ground on the other, the neck with overlapping upright leaves in green and blue enamel, below further lotus scroll bands and ruyi head borders at the mouth, each with characters at... [Lire la suite]