31 mars 2009

A melon-shaped 'guan'-type vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A melon-shaped 'guan'-type vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong the globular melon-shaped body carved with lobes around the sides and rising to a slightly inturned mouth of similar lobed form, flanked at the sides by a pair of handles moulded as butterflies, all beneath a soft grey glaze suffused with a fine and even network of black crackles, the base inscribed with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue. 17.5 cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 200,000—250,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection. NOTE:... [Lire la suite]