16 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'magic fountain' ewer, Changsheng bulao four-character mark, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 90. A rare blue and white 'magic fountain' ewer, Changsheng bulao four-character mark, Jiajing period (1522-1566). 33cm (13in) high. Estimate: £22,000 - £28,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams.  Of compressed globular form with a long waisted neck below a galleried rim, painted in vivid tones of blue on each side of the body with an elaborate water fountain surmounted by a cross and supported by a mythical qilin, the neck with upright plantain leaves, the elegantly curved... [Lire la suite]