15 octobre 2010

An extremely rare white jade 'dragon' ruyi sceptre with imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to the guisi year

An extremely rare white jade 'dragon' ruyi sceptre with imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated to the guisi year (1773). photo courtesy Sotheby's the slender curved sceptre elegantly carved on the head with a sinuous dragon in relief, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', above a shaft carved with an Imperial poem Yong Baiyu Yunlong Ruyi ('Song on a Cloud and Dragon Ruyi Sceptre'), dated to the guisi year of the Qianlong reign corresponding to 1773, followed by two seals, the stone of an even white tone with... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2009

A rare and massive cloisonne hu vase with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rare and massive cloisonne hu vase with an imperial poem. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period the pear-shaped turquoise-ground body decorated around the swelling belly in bright enamels with a continuous landscape of pavilions and lofty peaks dotted by small cottages, nestled amid lush trees and flowers, with flocks of black birds sweeping through wispy clouds, the air and sea delineated by different patterns of cloison wires, below a tall waisted neck enameled with stylized lotus flowers and other attendant blooms, one... [Lire la suite]