08 avril 2009

An unusual 'famille-rose' sgraffiato double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

An unusual 'famille-rose' sgraffiato double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of well potted bulbous form tapering to a short waisted neck and a flared mouth, flanked by a pair of feathery acanthus handles, the lower bulb finely and meticulously painted in 'famille-rose' enamels with four diapers embellished with gilt, each reserved on a yellow ground and framed within feathery acanthus leaves, separated by further diaper motifs and reserved on a white ground deftly incised through the enamelling with scroll... [Lire la suite]