15 novembre 2008

A rare blue and white 'Frog' weight, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 301. A rare blue and white 'Frog' weight, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 10.5cm, 4 1/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 naturalistically modelled crouching on a circular base with head raised alertly as if about to leap.  Note: The present piece is notable for its naturalistic modelling and painting and no other example appears to have been published. Seated on its hind legs with front legs bent poised for action, the potter's careful... [Lire la suite]