09 mai 2010

An exceptionally rare green enamel-decorated holy water bottle. Ming dynasty, early 15th century

An exceptionally rare green enamel-decorated holy water bottle. Ming dynasty, early 15th century. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The high-shouldered body decorated with an undulating peony scroll set between lappet borders below a band of classic scroll at the base of the neck separated by a raised flange decorated with overlapping leaf tips from detached blossoms on the upper neck, all in a soft apple-green enamel and reserved on a white ground - 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high Est. £100,000 - £150,000 ($147,000 - $220,500) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]