09 avril 2010

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong.  photo Sotheby's based on Western Zhou period bronzes, each with a pear-shaped body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising gently to the waisted neck and flared lipped mouth, flanked by a pair of moulded mythical animal masks suspending mock-ring handles, applied overall with a pale caesious green glaze and painted in gilt, the body with confronting dragons forming interlocking 'S' design... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

A gilt-decorated and polychrome dark red lacquer stand, 18th/19th century

A gilt-decorated and polychrome dark red lacquer stand, 18th/19th century The square top supported by four sides below an undulating apron of classic scroll, set on a square support atop three short feet, the dark-red-lacquered surface finely painted on the top in gilt and red with a waterside landscape scene, the scrolling apron and openwork sides with classic and floral scrolls in gilt, repeated around the sides of the support and feet, the surface of the support centered with a lotus medallion.  90.2cm (35½in)... [Lire la suite]