08 novembre 2019

A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 151. A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a subtly flared rim, elegantly enamelled to the exterior with a leafy sprig of bright yellow asters, accompanied by three butterflies detailed with various colours and patterns, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]