29 mars 2010

Song dynasty ceramics @ Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

A very rare imperially inscribed small guanyao vase. Southern Song/Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of tapering pear shape raised on a tall foot, covered overall with a thick crackled glaze of bluish-grey tone thinning on the edges of the lug handles, the foot rim left unglazed revealing the dark greyish-brown ware, the base finely inscribed with an imperial poem praising its charm and essence, followed by a Qianlong cyclical bingxu date, corresponding to the summer of 1766, and one seal reading... [Lire la suite]