08 août 2013

A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period

A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's well-potted with a globular lower bulb rising to a slender, tapering upper bulb flanked by a pair of S-shaped loop handles terminating in ruyi-heads at the shoulders of the lower bulb, the waist faintly molded with a band of petals divided by a central rib, covered  in an even, finely speckled yellowish-green glaze thinning to reddish-brown at the rim and handles, the footrim covered in a brown... [Lire la suite]

10 octobre 2012

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong - Photo Sotheby's  each with a rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a flared rim below a gilt-lipped mouth, masterfully decorated overall with a profusion of double-gourds of various shapes, suspended from long leafy vines interspersed with white flowers and curling tendrils, the leaves and gourds enamelled in delicate shades of green and yellow... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2012

A Teadust-Glazed 'Double-gourd' Vase. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period

A Teadust-Glazed 'Double-gourd' Vase. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's well-potted with a globular lower bulb rising to a slender, tapering upper bulb flanked by a pair of S-shaped loop handles terminating in ruyi-heads at the shoulders of the lower bulb, the waist faintly molded with a band of petals divided by a central rib, covered  in an even, finely speckled yellowish-green glaze thinning to reddish-brown at the rim and handles, the footrim covered in a brown wash, incised... [Lire la suite]