02 avril 2012

An extremely rare blue and white brush handle. Mark and period of Xuande

An extremely rare blue and white brush handle. Mark and period of Xuande. Photo Sotheby's of tubular form tapering slightly towards the flat base, densely decorated with foliate scrolls reserved in white on an uneven blue ground, collared with a band of diapers at the tapered end and a cartouche enclosing a six-character reign mark inscribed horizontally flanked by a key-fret border, just below the unglazed socket fitted with dark and light bristles; 14.3 cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]

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