06 décembre 2010

A very rare gilt-metal-mounted blue and white octagonal ewer. Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A very rare gilt-metal-mounted blue and white octagonal ewer. Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) . Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The elegant ewer of octagonal section, the lozenge-shaped panels on the body decorated finely decorated in varied tones of rich cobalt blue with extensive 'heaping and piling' with sprigs of camellia, chrysanthemum and blackberry lily, lingzhi, and pomegranate each enclosed by a single line border, the remaining panels left undecorated to accommodate the gilt-metal handle emerging from a raised ruyi-head... [Lire la suite]