15 mai 2011

Kangxi blue and white @ Bonhams, Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare and large blue and white 'soldier' vase and cover. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams The vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all between the... [Lire la suite]