21 mai 2016

A very rare famille rose 'Dutch Toper' spirit barrel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 299. A very rare famille rose 'Dutch Toper' spirit barrel, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Sold for £25,000 (€32,464). Photo: Bonhams. Finely modelled as a seated Bacchanalian drinker, with cheerful expression between curly locks beneath a tricorn hat with lid, his hands holding his round belly as he merrily chuckles, the jacket with gold buttons and trousers finely decorated with distinctively Chinese designs of bamboo, butterflies and prunus, his seat decorated with auspicious bats among ruyi-head clouds, a round... [Lire la suite]