10 octobre 2009

A superb blue and white palace bowl, mark and period of Chenghua

A superb blue and white palace bowl, mark and period of Chenghua masterfully potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, superbly painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue in outlines infilled with wash, the exterior with a gently undulating meander of musk mallow, the four blossoms in full bloom with tender flaring petals, interspersed with star-shaped leaves, each bloom with a leaf delicately tucked and partially concealed behind, all between... [Lire la suite]