25 mai 2010

Chinese ceramics @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10 London

An extremely rare 'ge' brushwasher. Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's finely potted, the lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly concave base to an everted rim, covered overall with a thick and lustrous soft grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey and gold crackles, the base with six spur marks revealing the blackish body beneath - 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. - Est. 80,000—220,000 GBP Lot Sold 993,250 GBP NOTE: The delicate potting and glaze that thins at the rim to reveal the black body with a prominent crackled effect... [Lire la suite]