16 mai 2009

A wucai sweetmeat box, Wanli six-character mark and of the period

A wucai sweetmeat box, Wanli six-character mark and of the period Comprising six mallow-shaped compartments painted around the rim with a narrow blue band, the exterior walls decorated with five cartouches enclosing pairs of birds perched on flowering branches or in flight, all reserved on an iron-red and green enamelled floral honeycomb ground. 18.5cm (7¼in) diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000. Unsold Provenance: the Fayerman Collection, PennsylvaniaNote: The shape of the present box is characteristic of wucai sweetmeat... [Lire la suite]