26 mars 2010

Yuan dynasty's 'qingbai' & 'longquan' celadon @ Sotheby's

A carved 'qingbai' 'dragon' vase (meiping). Yuan dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's the baluster body boldly carved with a large dragon amidst foaming waves, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a floral scroll encircling the shoulder - height 10 7/8 in., 27.6 cm. Est. 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,625 USD NOTE: Vases of this type are quite precisely datable since several examples are known from dated archaeological sites. A closely related pair of 'Qingbai' meiping with covers unearthed at Wannian county,... [Lire la suite]