19 mars 2016

Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 1461, Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each modeled with the ducks swimming side by side, with a circular aperture on the back opening to the hollow bodies freely painted with plumage in shades of blue, the beak of one pierced to form a spout. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CORNELIA GUEST, FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF C.Z. AND WINSTON... [Lire la suite]