13 mars 2018

A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 631. A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, the interior painted with carp leaping from crested waves within the central medallion, a border of flowering prunus branches and birds around the interior rim, the exterior with two registers illustrating twelve courtship scenes... [Lire la suite]