01 juillet 2009

Two Chinese blue and white porcelains. Chongzhen (1628-1643)

A Chinese Transitional blue and white vase. Chongzhen (1628-1643) Painted with a continuous scene of fern-grown rocks and mountains among swirling clouds, with four characters from the well-known semi-historical novel 'The Water Margin', firing flaw to the rim. 45.1 cm. high. Est. €8,000 - €10,000 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the Royal house of Hannover from the Schloss Marienburg. Notes: The characters depicted are from the Ming dynasty novel Shuihu Zhuan, 'Water Margin'. It is the story of the bandit Song... [Lire la suite]