05 mai 2016

A turquoise-ground famille rose 'five boys' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 78. A turquoise-ground famille rose 'five boys' vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £300,000 – £500,000 ($436,800 - $728,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is elaborately decorated with bats, eternal knots, peaches and multi-coloured lotus sprays, set against a bright turquoise ground. The mouth is encircled by a ruyi border and a band of classic scroll. The short foot is decorated with lappets and a key-fret band. The shoulder... [Lire la suite]