12 mars 2016

A rare 'marbled' 'lotus-bud' form waterpot, Northern Song Dynasty

Lot 254, A rare 'marbled' 'lotus-bud' form waterpot, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted from marbled brown-and-white clays, with deep sides rising from a flat foot and countersunk base to an inverted rim, with a broad plain white band at the rim. Diameter 3 7/8  in., 9.8 cm Notes: The present vessel belongs to small group of wares produced by a number of northern kilns in Henan province, including the Kuangshan kilns of Jiaozuo and the... [Lire la suite]