11 janvier 2018

An extremely rare white metal-mounted blue and white 'A-Borrag' apothecary bottle; the porcelain late Ming dynasty

Lot 85. An extremely rare white metal-mounted blue and white 'A-Borrag' apothecary bottle; the porcelain late Ming dynasty, the mount later; 29.3cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 after a majolica original, the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a tall narrow ribbed neck, painted to the front and back face with an elaborate cartouche enclosing a rectangular panel inscribed 'A-BORRAG', reserved on a leafy floral... [Lire la suite]