01 avril 2005

An extremely rare copper-red pear-shaped vase (yuhuchunping), Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period

Lot 102. An extremely rare copper-red pear-shaped vase (yuhuchunping), Ming Dynasty, Hongwu period, 12 5/8 in. (32 cm). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,032,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of elegant classic pear shape, supported on a short footring rising to a generous rounded body surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the mouth, painted in deep violet-red tones with a broad band of undulating stems of peony baring four large blooms alternatively depicting in profile and full-faced, the... [Lire la suite]