14 janvier 2012

A rare Chinese Export blue and white cat nightlight

A rare Chinese Export blue and white cat nightlight. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 His ears pricked and his mouth open revealing teeth, fangs and tongue, his round body and the long tail curled round his haunches with stripy fur markings and washy blue patches, a heart-shaped aperture in his back; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Notes: Cat nightlights seem to have been made since the late Ming period. A blue and white example from the first salvaged Hatcher cargo, dating to the... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2009

A Rare Blue And White Cat Nightlight, Kangxi Period

A Rare Blue And White Cat Nightlight, Kangxi Period His ears pricked and his mouth open revealing teeth, fangs and tongue, his round body and the long tail curled round his haunches with stripy fur markings and washy blue patches, a heart-shaped aperture in his back. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Notes: Cat nightlights seem to have been made since the late Ming period, but there are few survivors from the 18th century or earlier. A blue and white example from the first salvaged Hatcher cargo, dating to the... [Lire la suite]

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